Road to website vulnerability assessment part 1

Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 12:30 PM EST

I spend a lot of time with companies, mostly large and medium sized, who are interested in finding the vulnerabilities in their websites. Obviously the first step in the VA process is to first FIND the websites. Now this may come as a surprise to many, companies with more than 5 or 6 websites tend not to know what they are, what they do, or who’s responsible for them. And if they don’t know what websites they own, there is no hope of securing them.

Finding all of a company’s websites isn’t exactly a trivial process and doesn’t end with scanning an IP ranges for port 80 and 443. Virtual hosts, redirects, vanity hostnames/domains, partnerships, and legacy are hurdles that must be overcome. Here is a process that should help.

At Jeremiah Grossman's blog.

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