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Tech Tips: Running a Vulnerability Scan

Posted on March 17, 2015 in Articles | by

Vulnerability scanning plays a critical role in the information security program of any educational institution. Conducting regular security scans ensures that administrators remain aware of the state of security on their networks and allows them to quickly remediate vulnerabilities before an attacker exploits them.

Conducting vulnerability scans consumes network bandwidth and ties up resources on the systems being scanned. In the worst case, these scans may inadvertently result in system outages or other operational issues. IT staff preparing to scan campus networks should follow a set of best practices to protect the integrity of their institution’s information systems. In this article, I offer four tips on operating a safe and effective vulnerability scanning program.

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Published March 17, 2015 in EdTech Magazine


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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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