TEC outlines the reasons for having a Security Vulnerability Assessment done, how a security vulnerability assessment is performed, what can be gained by enlisting the Security Vulnerability Assessment process, and what you should expect to see in a Security Vulnerability Assessment report. After all, the most important reason for having a Security Vulnerability Assessment performed is to enable corrective action. How can you know what to secure if you don't know what is insecure?
appropriate corrective action. If Yahoo!, Amazon, E*trade, Ebay, and Buy.com had done a recent Security Vulnerability Assessment, they would have known ahead of time that their sites were vulnerable to denial of service attacks. As security vendors who have the technologies to protect against Synfloods saw their stocks rise after the February denial of service attacks, the victims saw their stocks lose market cap. A Precaution During Mergers and Acquisitions With the fast-paced consolidation of today''s