Vulnerability Assessment

The internet age has brought in access to a wide plethora of information available at the touch of a button. As technology progresses at an exponential rate, so has the importance of cybersecurity. It is not uncommon for websites and web-based products to fall victim to regular attackers. As such, the need for vulnerability scanning is more important than ever.
What is Vulnerability Assessment?

As the name implies, vulnerability assessments are done for the sole purpose of identifying existing vulnerabilities in an organization's web systems. A team of experts would usually scan all online infrastructure and web systems in a company using a number of tools and techniques.

Web vulnerabilities take many shapes and forms. While these vulnerabilities refer to a broad scope there are few significant ones to look out for,

  1. Injection

    This refers to a situation where the attacker sends invalid data to a web application through code injection. The idea is to force an action the application was not meant to do. The most notorious type of injection is SQL injections.

  2. Broken authentication

    As the name implies, this is where a web system's authentication mechanism is flawed. As a result, attackers could employ brute force techniques to potentially gain access.

  3. Sensitive data exposure

    This is where data that is originally supposed to be protected, get compromised due to lack of security measures. This has been one of the most common types of vulnerabilities during the past few years. Particularly among large corporates. Example, the Equifax data breach in 2017.

  4. XML External Entities (XXE)

    In case you didn't know XML is short for extensible Markup Language, which is a markup language like HTML. XML is designed to store and transport data. Thereby, it plays an important role in online systems.  XXE attacks this very importance by targeting an application that parses XML input.

  5. Broken access control

    In an online environment, access control refers to a defined scope of available access for users on a web system. For example, the owner of the system may require full admin access where as a regular user would not require such specific access at all. Broken access control is a scenario where this defined scope of access is unavailable. As a result, malicious users may be able to get their hands on a web system.

  6. Security misconfigurations

    This is where attackers exploit any system misconfigurations that pertains to security. This ranges from unprotected files and directories to unpatched flaws.

  7. Cross Site Scripting (XSS)

    This is primarily injecting malicious client-side scripts into a website. XSS would use a website as a propagation method to distribute these malicious scripts. In case you're curious, you can find more details about cross-site scripting here.

  8. Insecure deserialization

    In this context, deserialization refers to the process of converting byte strings to objects. Insecure deserialization would offer attackers an opportunity to compromise systems.

  9. Using components with known vulnerabilities

    Many Content Management Systems and other forms of online systems constantly patch system updates regularly. But users may often ignore or delay these updates and continue to use outdated software. As a result, attackers would only need to exploit these existing vulnerabilities. This is a common sight with systems like WordPress.

  10. Insufficient logging and monitoring

    It is vital for websites to have a proper logging and monitoring process set up in place. This would allow better surveillance that helps spot any unusual activity and take appropriate action. Negligence of this process would only leave attackers with more room to exploit.

The goal of conducting vulnerability assessments are to identify vulnerabilities of this nature and report them to the relevant parties of the company.

Protecting your business from web vulnerabilities

The danger of web vulnerabilities is that if not investigated properly, these can, in fact, kill your online systems in its entirety. Of course, web vulnerabilities extend well over the above-mentioned types. But, it is important to understand how extensive web vulnerabilities can be in compromising a website. Practically, no website can account for 100% website security. However, one can always take preventive measures to ensure your website is protected as best as possible. This is where web vulnerability scanners come to the picture.

There is a lot that goes into the process of web vulnerability scanning. Simply put, the process utilizes specialized tools and professionals with the domain expertise to identify vulnerabilities on a website and offer appropriate preventive measures. You might not know how vulnerable your website is, but a professional web vulnerability scanning process would. If you're wondering where to look forsuch a service, look no further. We at C-YBER offer a world-class web vulnerability scanning service.

Let C-YBER take care of you

Here is what you need to do. First, you would need to contact our team regarding your issue. C-YBER can detect up to 6500+ Web and Network Vulnerabilities with nearly 0% false positives. You can either email us on or give us a call on(+372) 602 3532. Do not worry, we're friendly!

If you are sure about the requirements, You can simply order the service via our online order form.

How it works with C-YBER?

Once we have the required details and the green light to go ahead, we will commence the web vulnerability scanning process. A basic scan is usually a 24-hour process. Up on completion, you as the customer will be given the developer report. This includes all the identified vulnerabilities.

If you feel that we need to dig deeper into every single nook and cranny, C-YBER can offer to perform a deep scan as a specific service. As you might have guessed, a deep scan is much more thorough and investigates a plethora of avenues not possible on a basic scan. However, in order to effectively perform a deep scan, you need to integrate Acunetix's AcuSensor with the website. In case you're not sure how to do this, our team can help you here.

Getting back to the final report, the developer report will showcase all our findings and any appropriate action that needs to be taken in order to patch the specific vulnerabilities. Though, we can understand that sometimes this task may be daunting. Particularly if you do not have a tech team at your disposal to handle these sort of situations. Never fear, C-YBER is here. Our team can offer consultancy and development assistance to help you fix those vulnerabilities for a nominal fee.

If needed, we can perform another scan once the fixes have been applied, at a discounted rate. The objective here is to verify and provide reassurance that the vulnerabilities have been patched properly.

So, what are you waiting for? It's time to say goodbye to those pesky web vulnerabilities. C-YBER is ready, at your service!