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Vulnerability Assessment

Vulnerability Assessments typically use a commercial scanning engine to look for known vulnerabilities and report back on potential exposures.

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The first step to protect your data

The first step to protect your data ​ Vulnerability Assessment is an automated activity that actively scans for possible security vulnerabilities within an internal or external infrastructure (including all systems, network devices and communication equipment connected to that network) that cybercriminals could exploit.

A Vulnerability Assessment is what you would start with if you have never had any security testing services. They are an essential part of ongoing testing and should be conducted regularly - once a month or quarter, depending on your rate of change.

To learn more about how you can protect your organisation, book your free 30-minute security assessment with one of our penetration testers. Get agnostic advice from industry experts on how secure your business.

Types of Vulnerability Assessment

Fully Automated
Vulnerability Assessment

Fully Automated Vulnerability Assessments include a scan and report created by our scanning engine. There is no manual issue merging, review or manual verification.

£100

Per Month

£1200

Per Year

For up to 5x External hosts

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CREST-approved Semi-automated
Vulnerability Assessment

A CREST-approved Semi-automated Vulnerability Assessment is performed using our scanning engine by one of our security consultants who will manually review the output.

£500

One Time Scan

£POA

Custom Frequency

For up to 50x External hosts

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Service Comparison Table

  Fully Automated Semi Automated Manual
Features
Vulnerability Assessment
CREST Approved Vulnerability Assessment
CREST Approved Penetration Testing
Scan Scope External Only External & Internal External & Internal
Commercial Search Engine

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Full Port Scan

✔​

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Vulnerability Report

✔​

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✔​

Risk Ratings/CVSS Scores

✔​

✔​

✔​

CREST Approved

✔​

✔​

Human Manual Verification

✔​

✔​

Issue Merging

✔​

✔​

Custom Report Issue Wording

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✔​

Certified Consultant Led

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Issue Chaining

✔​

Manual Testing Methods

✔​

Management Executive Summary

✔​

Report Walkthrough

✔​

NCSC CHECK ITHC Approved

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Our Accreditations 

Armadillo Sec, part of the Chess Group since 2021, are a CREST approved Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment and a STAR and GBEST Attack Simulation testing company, accredited by the NCSC as a green light company authorised to perform CHECK ITHC assessments for government departments. 

Useful Resources

Blog

Vulnerability Assessment v Penetration Test

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, explains the difference between Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing and their applications. 

Blog

Prevention v Cure: Introduction to Pen Testing

Gavin Wood, CTO at Chess, explains what penetration testing is and why diagnosing vulnerabilities earlier can save you money. 

Blog

Chess Acquires Additional Cybersecurity Expertise

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