Visible to the public A Survey on Vulnerability Assessment Penetration Testing for Secure Communication

TitleA Survey on Vulnerability Assessment Penetration Testing for Secure Communication
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsPatel, Keyur
Conference Name2019 3rd International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI)
Keywordsbroken authentication, communication security, Computer crime, Cross Site Scripting, cross-site scripting, Cross-site scripting (XSS), cyber threat, Databases, Human Behavior, Internet, Internet application, Organizations, Penetration Testing, program testing, pubcrawl, Resiliency, Scalability, security hacking activities, security loopholes, Security Misconfiguration, security patches, software security, SQL Injection, Tools, vulnerability assessment, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), Web Application Security
AbstractAs the technology is growing rapidly, the development of systems and software are becoming more complex. For this reason, the security of software and web applications become more vulnerable. In the last two decades, the use of internet application and security hacking activities are on top of the glance. The organizations are having the biggest challenge that how to secure their web applications from the rapidly increasing cyber threats because the organization can't compromise the security of their sensitive information. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing techniques may help organizations to find security loopholes. The weakness can be the asset for the attacker if the organizations are not aware of this. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing helps an organization to cover the security loopholes and determine their security arrangements are working as per defined policies or not. To cover the tracks and mitigate the threats it is necessary to install security patches. This paper includes the survey on the current vulnerabilities, determination of those vulnerabilities, the methodology used for determination, tools used to determine the vulnerabilities to secure the organizations from cyber threat.
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