The Cyber Security Self Assessment Tools You Need

Understanding that the existence of a risk requires a basic understanding of the ongoing process of monitoring and determining cyber security threats, updating the risk assessments, and implementing controls as necessary to address the newly identified threats.

This work never ends, it is a constant battle fighting against threats to businesses and business systems; meaning there has to be both a threat and a vulnerability for a risk to exist.

Nobody would propose spending millions of dollars to protect Las Vegas from the non-existent threat of a hurricane, yet millions are spent each year implementing controls against non-existent cyber-security threats, simply because a vast majority of the industry focuses on vulnerabilities rather than threats.

A building with no doors or windows can be very secure, and also useless. In the same sense, a computer system with no access points can also be very secure and quite useless. Security requires balance. The cyber-security threats are massive and we simply cannot afford to waste the time and money focusing on unnecessary work.

Performing a security risk assessment at the very beginning of the process, to first identify threats, and then determine risk, is a simple answer. Not only are you focusing on the threats that do exist, and securing accordingly, you are also identifying risk and costs associated with each risk. This analysis will determine the extent to which funds should be spent to implement controls to secure against specific types of cyber threats.

There are countless online tools to help you learn and practice ethical hacking techniques and processes. By analyzing and understanding threats, security policies and procedures can be created to protect against certain types of cyber attacks. Vulnerabilities refer to a security flaw that could lead to a successful attack. Testing for vulnerabilities allows for constant monitoring of weaknesses and gaps in a system and also helps identify what types of network vulnerabilities to test for in the future.

Below is a list of cyber security self assessment tools to help your better understand your network vulnerabilities. If you would like to know more about assessing your cyber security needs or would like to find out how the Tapestry Digital Services Security Team can complement or supplement your existing IT security portfolio, call us today and a member of our IT Security Team can walk you through your options and recommend a solution tailored just for your business needs so you can invest with confidence.

Virus Scanners:

Antivirus testers:

General scanners:

Vulnerability scanners:

DNS testers:

IP calculators:

Regex testers:

Hash calculators:

E-mail verifiers:

E-mail TLS testers:


IP analyzers:

IP reputation testers:

IP range databases:

Vulnerability databases:

D abuse databases:

MAC-address databases:

Threat databases:

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