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Re: Vulnerability Scanning - Prioritising Remediation
From: J Teddy <jteddylists () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:51:00 +1000

This is an extract from Qualys in regards to cloud scanning for PCI compliance.

Per the PCI Council's Program Guide, it is your responsibility to
confirm that the PCI network scan of your entire in-scope
infrastructure can be performed without interference from intrusion
detection systems (IDSs) and intrusion prevention systems (IPSs).

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM, John Morrison
<john.morrison101 () gmail com> wrote:
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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