Document scanning is a quick, simple, and painless way to simultaneously address all kinds of office pains, from inefficiency to wasted money–but that’s just the first step toward a stronger office. Next, you need to keep those newly-scanned files safe and secure, and the best way to do that is with a complete vulnerability scan.

What is a Vulnerability Scan?

If you’ve already done the hard work of document scanning–which isn’t that hard at all–then you’re probably ready for the next step. After all, you can’t spend all that time organizing files, scanning them onto your machines, and then organizing them again to give up now!

As it turns out, the next step is, perhaps, the most important one: making sure your digital documents are protected in every way possible. This generally involves making sure that your online environment–including your network, firewalls, and connected devices–is safe from all different kinds of potential attacks. Naturally, that’s where a vulnerability scan comes in.

Vulnerability scans search through your online environment, pretending to be a “digital bad guy” and hunting down any weaknesses or flaws. Once they find an issue, they’ll generate a report so you can see exactly what went wrong and how to fix it.

The types of vulnerability scans are:

  • external scans, which start from the outside (websites, ports, applications, and even guest Wi-Fi) and try to get in, identifying weak points in your first-level defenses;
  • internal scans, which work to identify where information could get out (for example, if someone inside your company accidentally exposed sensitive data), as well as how much could be stolen if your outer defenses were breached;
  • and environmental scans, which are specialized for certain systems or areas in your workplace, depending on the complexity of the environment overall.

Did you complete a document scanning project? Want to check your security measures with a vulnerability scan? Contact us today for all the help you need!