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Are you concerned about cybersecurity of your business? You should be, cyber attacks on small businesses are on the rise, making it essential to take proactive measures. One of the most effective ways to do this is through VAaaS – Vulnerability Assessment as a Service.

Just like how a regular check-up with a doctor can identify health issues early on, regular vulnerability assessments can identify potential cyber threats to your business before they become a problem.

What is Vulnerability Assessment as a Service (VAaaS)?

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Vulnerability Assessment as a Service is a comprehensive approach to network security that involves identifying vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure, web applications, and network devices. This service is usually carried out by cybersecurity experts who use advanced tools and techniques to identify potential security gaps and provide recommendations to improve your security posture.

Think of VAaaS as a regular check-up for your business’s cybersecurity health. Just as you visit the doctor for regular check-ups to prevent potential health issues, VAaaS provides regular assessments to detect and address any vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure before they become a problem.

How does it work?

Performing a vulnerability assessment can be a challenging task. However, if you’re not doing it yourself, it’s as easy as one-two-three.

One. You find a provider that has experience and access to advanced tools and techniques like vulnerability scanners, penetration testing, and security audits, to identify potential security gaps in your IT infrastructure.

Two. Vulnerability Assessment provider will conduct a thorough analysis of your entire IT infrastructure, including servers, workstations, and mobile devices. They will also assess your web applications and network devices, including firewalls and routers.

Three. Once the assessment is complete, your provider will provide a detailed report outlining the vulnerabilities they found, along with recommendations for how to address them. This report will be tailored to your specific business needs and provide actionable insights that you can use to improve your cybersecurity posture.

Challenges and  Limitations of Vulnerability Assessment

There are also some challenges and limitations specific to VAaaS, but don’t let them stop you! Just make sure to take your time to find a provider that knows what they are doing.

One of the main challenges is the complexity of modern IT infrastructures. As businesses adopt more cloud-based applications and services, it can be challenging to identify and assess all potential vulnerabilities.

Another challenge is the constant evolution of cyber threats. Cybercriminals are constantly developing new techniques and tactics to exploit vulnerabilities, which means that VAaaS providers must also stay up-to-date with the latest trends and threats.

And most importantly, you have to remember that vulnerability assessment is just one part of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. While it can help identify vulnerabilities and reduce the likelihood of a successful attack, it cannot guarantee 100% protection against cyber threats. Businesses must also implement other security measures, such as firewalls, antivirus software, and employee training, to ensure that they are protected against all types of cyber threats.

The Benefits of Vulnerability Assessment as a Service

Identify vulnerabilities before they can be exploited

Regular vulnerability assessments can help you identify vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. According to a Verizon study, 43% of cyber attacks target small businesses, and these attacks often exploit known vulnerabilities.

Conducting regular vulnerability assessments can help you reduce the likelihood of a successful attack and minimize the impact of a potential data breach.

Compliance with industry regulations

Many industries have regulations and compliance standards that require regular vulnerability assessments, such as HIPAA for healthcare organizations and PCI DSS for businesses that handle credit card data. By conducting regular vulnerability assessments, businesses can ensure that they are meeting industry regulations and standards, avoiding costly fines and penalties.

Improved risk management

VAaaS helps businesses understand their risk posture and prioritize their efforts to address vulnerabilities. By understanding your risks, you can make informed decisions about where to focus your resources and investments in cybersecurity.

Cost-effective

Investing in Vulnerability Assessment as a Service can help you save money in the long run. According to a Ponemon Institute study, the average cost of a data breach in 2020 was $3.86 million. By investing in regular vulnerability assessments, businesses can significantly reduce their risk of a costly data breach.

Customized to business needs

Vulnerability assessments can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a business. By customizing the vulnerability assessment, it becomes easier to identify vulnerabilities that may pose a real threat.

A good vulnerability assessment provider should be able to identify the areas of your business that require more attention and prioritize them accordingly. They should also be able to work closely with your team to develop a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and business recovery plans.

You wouldn’t skip your check-up, would you?

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Just like how a medical checkup is essential to maintaining good physical health, VAaaS is essential to maintaining good digital health. By conducting regular vulnerability assessments, businesses can identify potential security gaps and address them before they become a problem. Don’t wait until it’s too late – make vulnerability assessments a regular part of your business’s IT health plan.

Vulnerability assessments aren’t just for large businesses with big budgets. They can be customized to meet the specific needs of an SMB.

At EB Solution, we offer VAaaS tailored to the specific needs and pain points of Canadian SMBs. Our team of experts will conduct thorough vulnerability assessments, provide detailed reports, and offer actionable recommendations to improve cybersecurity. We understand the unique concerns and needs of smaller businesses and are committed to providing cost-effective and customized solutions.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Vulnerability Assessment can benefit your business, leave us a message. Or schedule a quick call with one of our experts.

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