What is a vulnerability scanner or assessment solution?
If you are a cybersecurity expert, you will understand that scanning for vulnerabilities is one of the most effective ways to prevent a data breach. This category is aimed at applicants who identify security flaws in a system or software. We seek the tools needed to identify all vulnerabilities in a system. Successful solutions should not only detect weaknesses but to remediate and alter procedures, ensuring vulnerabilities are prioritized and addressed after they’ve been discovered. Assessment solutions should evaluate numerous solutions to determine the best course of action to take. Testimonials and case studies are expected in order to reflect the success of the solution.
The best tools should scan the system or network for vulnerabilities in software, operating systems, and other components, and then generate a report that identifies the vulnerabilities and recommends steps to remediate them.
Vulnerability scanners typically use a database of known vulnerabilities and attempt to match these vulnerabilities with the components installed on the system or network. The scanner may also use other methods, such as network port scanning and password cracking, to identify potential vulnerabilities.
Previous recognition for vulnerability scanner or assessment solutions
For a broader understanding of this Cloud Security Awards category, we have gathered examples from previous winners, finalists, and shortlistees which impressed the judging team with their innovative security solutions.