What Is A Network Vulnerability?


what is a network vulnerability?

A network vulnerability is a weakness or flaw in software, hardware, or organizational processes, which when compromised by a threat, can result in a security breach.

 

Nonphysical network vulnerabilities typically involve software or data while physical network vulnerabilities involve the physical protection of an asset such as locking a server in a rack closet or securing an entry point with a turnstile.

 

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In this section, you will discover all things related to network vulnerabilities including what they are, why they’re important, and how to perform successful vulnerability assessments. From tips to hows, you will find it here!

 

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