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Re: Vulnerability Scanning - Prioritising Remediation
From: John Morrison <john.morrison101 () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:20:01 +0100

If you have an IPS as part of your security system should you not scan
with it switched on? It is one of your controls. If you run a VA scan
without the IPS won't you get incorrect results?

What do other subscribers to this list do?

Regards




John

On 20 September 2011 06:37, J Teddy <jteddylists () gmail com> wrote:
I'm currently documenting how to prioritise remediation efforts from
my last vulnerability scan.  As my assets have all had information
risk assessments conducted, I can easily calculate my CVSS score using
the CVSS2 calculator.

I then started thinking about compensating controls in my network
where I could possibly lower the priority of the remediation.  For
example the SSH vulnerability priority may be lowered as there is a
signature for prevention on my IPS.

The question I can not answer is if my IPS has prevention for such a
signature, and I’m running a vulnerability scan through that IPS, will
my IPS block those packets, with the end result being my VA scan does
not detect the vulnerability?

Thanks.

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it benefits your company and how your customers can tell if a site is secure. You will find out how to test, purchase, 
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