Vulnerability management

Vulnerability management is the "cyclical practice of identifying, classifying, remediating, and mitigating vulnerabilities especially in software and firmware. Vulnerability management is integral to computer security and network security.

A potential way to find vulnerabilities is to employ a vulnerability scanner. This is a computer program that analyzes the software of a computer system in search of previously identified vulnerabilities, such as open ports, insecure software configuration, and susceptibility to malware.