Akinlawon (Babajide) Fayokun, Founder & IT Security Consultant, SpaceBlock Technology

Akinlawon Babajide Fayokun is an Enterprise Cyber Security Expert and the founder of SpaceBlock Technology. Performing comprehensive computer surveillance/monitoring and identifying vulnerabilities and processes to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of agency information resources. Experience in deterring, identifying, containing, investigating, and preventing cyber-attacks on the network, web, and endpoints. Proficiency in malware analysis/threat hunting, threat intelligence, email analysis, penetration testing/vulnerability assessment, data lost prevention, incident response and improving soc processes by utilizing top industry security solutions.

What is VAPT?

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) are two types of vulnerability testing. The tests have different approach & strength. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) is a term used to describe security testing that is designed to identify and help address cyber security vulnerabilities. The meaning of VAPT can vary from one geographical region to another, either as a bracket for multiple distinct services, or a single, combined offering. VAPT as a whole could include anything from automated vulnerability assessments to human-led penetration testing and red team operations.

Recent Breach and Cause:

Just recently uber was hacked through social engineering and the hacker potentially gained access to Uber’s internal systems, also U.S Federal Network was Hacked – APT Hackers Gained Access to the Domain Controller (https://cybersecuritynews.com/u-s-federal-network-hacked/). If we took a deep analysis on both attacks, we are going to see that the two-breach occurred due to lack or improper security risk assessment and A security risk assessment help company to identifies, assesses, and implements key security controls in applications. It also focuses on preventing application security defects and vulnerabilities. Carrying out a risk assessment allows an organization to view the application portfolio holistically—from an attacker’s perspective.

Why do organization need VAPT??

VAPT helps to protect organisation by providing visibility of security weaknesses and guidance to address them.  It also provides direction on how to assess the risks associated with those weakness.

Benefit of VAPT?

VAPT offers various benefits to the enterprise when it comes to system security like:

  1. It will give you a comprehensive evaluation of your application.
  2. It will help you in understanding loopholes or errors that can lead to major cyber-attacks.
  3. VAPT gives a more detailed view of the threats that your network or application is facing.
  4. It helps enterprises to protect their data and systems from malicious attacks.
  5. VAPT is important to accomplish compliance standards.
  6. Protects your business from data loss and unauthorized access.
  7. It will help you in protecting your data from outside and insider threats.

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