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IT Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability Management Overview

The goal of an IT security assessment is to identify and remediate vulnerabilities before networks and systems are compromised. The most effective way of doing this is by using software to scan systems proactively to look for known vulnerabilities.
The vulnerability scanning tool used by the University, QualysGuard, actively probes systems for vulnerabilities, performs a multi-level scan using an extensive database of known security holes, and identifies common system vulnerabilities such as but not limited to those included in the CERT, CIAC and SANS advisories.
For more information on the requirements and process go to the IT System Vulnerability Scanning Procedure site.

Last updated: 12/10/2013