Security vulnerability management Definitions

  • N

    network scanning

    Network scanning is a procedure for identifying active hosts on a network, either for the purpose of attacking them or for network security assessment.

  • P

    port scan

    A port scan is a series of messages sent by someone attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services, each associated with a "well-known" port number, the computer provides.

  • V

    vulnerability analysis (vulnerability assessment)

    Vulnerability analysis, also known as vulnerability assessment, is a process that defines, identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in a computer, network, or communications infrastructure... (Continued)

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