Monitoring security vulnerability

Security vulnerability is the weakness in the network by which unauthorized access in the network is emphasized. Some of the reasons causing security vulnerability are discussed below:

  • Untrained staffs
  • Implementation of new software
  • Poor access control mechanism
  • Poor password policy
  • Default setting of operating system

Likewise, there are several ways of monitoring security vulnerability which are discussed below:

Use of port scanner:

Port scanner is a software that probes for open ports. It is used by network administrator to test the network.

Use of Network scanner:

It is used to resolve host name, auto detect internal and external IP address, discover share folders.

Regular testing:

Network should be tested regularly by network administrator to find the security vulnerability in the network.

Traffic analysis:

Traffic analysis helps in monitoring the possible security vulnerability in the network.


-Ashesh Pokhrel

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