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    Effective Security Audit Methodologies and Tools

    by sewingbecomeasy ·

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    We’re in the process of conducting a security audit for our website and internal systems to identify vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with industry standards. Can anyone provide recommendations on effective security audit methodologies or tools?

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      Reply To: Effective Security Audit Methodologies and Tools

      by theweebditto ·

      In reply to Effective Security Audit Methodologies and Tools

      For a WordPress site without user input, you’ll want to focus on common vulnerabilities like outdated plugins/themes, weak passwords, and server misconfigurations. Tools like WPScan and Sucuri can help with WordPress-specific checks.

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      Effective Security Audit Methodologies and Tools

      by cassharper030 ·

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      Audit Methodologies:

      Hybrid approach: Combines top-down (policies) and bottom-up (systems) for a complete picture.
      Phased approach: Planning, data gathering, assessment (scanning & pen testing), analysis & reporting, remediation & follow-up.
      Tools (by function):

      Vulnerability Scanners: Find system weaknesses (e.g., OpenVAS).
      Network Scanners: Discover network devices (e.g., Nmap).
      Web App Scanners: Analyze websites for vulnerabilities (e.g., Acunetix).
      Password Auditing Tools: Check password strength (e.g., John the Ripper).
      Log Management Tools: Analyze logs for suspicious activity (e.g., Splunk).
      Tips:

      Consider industry standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA).
      Integrate tools for efficiency.
      Balance cost and features (open-source vs commercial).
      Involve security professionals for a thorough audit.

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