Friday, August 7, 2015

CISSP Exam Preparation (Question 307)

(307) What tool do you use to determine whether a host is vulnerable to known attacks?

A. Padded Cells
B. Vulnerability analysis
C. Honey Pots

Correct Answer: B




Vulnerability analysis (also known as vulnerability assessment) tools test to determine whether a network or host is vulnerable to known attacks. Vulnerability assessment represents a special case of the intrusion detection process. The information sources used are system state attributes and outcomes of attempted attacks. The information sources are collected by a part of the assessment engine. The timing of analysis is interval-based or batch-mode, and the type of analysis is misuse detection. This means that vulnerability assessment systems are essentially batch mode misuse detectors that operate on system state information and results of specified test routines.

- Muhammad Idham Azhari

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