CISSP Practice question #236

What do we often uncover in our vulnerability scans?
A: Open ports that should not be.
B: Unauthorized users.
C: Attacks.
D: None of these.

CBK 6: Security Assessment and Testing
Source: practice tests –


A: Vulnerability scanning/testing: A vulnerability scanner tool is used to scan a network or system for a list of predefined vulnerabilities such as system misconfiguration, outdated software, or a lack of patching. It is very important to understand the output from a vulnerability scan, they can be 100’s of pages for some systems, and how do the vulnerabilities map to Threats and Risks (Risk = Threat x Vulnerability). When we understand the true Risk, we can then plan our mitigation.

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