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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. One part of an assessment is to use a scanning system to proactively 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.

Last updated: 1/2/2014