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While it’s definitely no easy task, regular vulnerability checks are an essential component of any healthy network. The narrow amount of time it takes for hackers to find and exploit vulnerabilities makes these checks crucial in data protection. Likewise, the ever-changing climate of Internet security demands that admins frequently check for vulnerabilities in order to stay on top of evolving security threats. Staying ahead of the vulnerabilities requires dedication, but experts have developed a variety of vulnerability scanners for both automated and manual scanning. While these scanners are incredibly useful, they are best utilized when:
Vulnerability scanning has two parts: a current understanding of Infosec threats and developments, as well as dedicated maintenance. Because it is an intricate process that requires both knowledge and consistent upkeep, it’s easier for IT departments to fail in one area or another, and subsequently make their entire vulnerability scanning incomplete. Learning to efficiently scan for vulnerabilities is a critical approach to better security, and one that should always be taken seriously moving forward.