Unlike external vulnerability assessments, which focuses on remediating flaws which could be exploited by attackers located outside your network perimeter trying to penetrate into a company, an internal vulnerability assessment evaluates IT security from the inside. It looks at ways that individuals or machines located inside the company can exploit a company’s network and data assets.
By engaging Optec to conduct an internal vulnerability assessment you are partnering with trusted cyber security specialists who will discover any shortcomings in your company's network security and enable you to remediate vulnerabilities against the following threats:
- Intentional inside attacks (for example, by disgruntled employees, partners, etc.).
- Unintentional attacks (such as accidental deletion of sensitive data).
- Viruses, malware, and other outside attacks that were able to breach the network security boundary.
Regular internal vulnerability scans also form part of the requirements of some industry recognised cyber security certifications including PCI DSS and Cyber Essentials Plus.