Document scanning itself isn’t a complicated process; it just takes a little bit of work. What comes after, though, tends to throw companies a curve-ball. Now that your files are scanned and neatly organized, you need to make sure they’re completely safe–and that’s where the next step begins: a vulnerability scan.

Changing Your Perspective

Vulnerability scans tend to be a bit confusing and maybe even a little stressful, but that’s only because they’re not treated as one of the steps in document scanning and are viewed as something entirely separate. When you start to look at the two as interconnected solutions, with one relying on the other, it becomes easier to know what’s expected of you–and what you’d like to achieve by doing this kind of work.

Once you know how to approach a vulnerability scan, it’s time to actually do one. Here are a few tips to help you make sure your vulnerability scans are smooth, efficient, effective, and reliable!

#1: Scan everything often

The two biggest rules of vulnerability scans are intensity and frequency. In this case, “intensity” means that you scan every connection and every device involved with your digital ecosystem. “Frequency” means that you create and follow a schedule for regular vulnerability scans.

#2: Don’t overlook updates

A vulnerability scan will bring updates and patches to your attention, but that’s no good if you plan to ignore them anyway. Remember, updates address new threats and weaknesses, so putting them off gives hackers an open door into your network.

#3: Keep records

The best way to learn from a vulnerability scan is to document the whole process. Keep up with everything you did, how you did it, and when–that way, you can track changes over time and make sure your progress is headed in the right direction.

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