A vulnerability scan is an automated process for identifying vulnerabilities, or potential points of attack, in a computer system, network, or application. This scan is used to identify security risks before they can be exploited by malicious actors. Performing vulnerability scans regularly is an important part of comprehensive security management in a company.

Why should vulnerability scans be performed regularly?

Key reasons why companies should regularly carry out vulnerability scans:

  • Early detection of security gaps — Through regular scans, companies can identify potential vulnerabilities early on before they can be exploited by attackers.
  • Risk mitigation — Identifying vulnerabilities enables companies to take steps to minimize risks. This may include implementing security patches, configuration changes, or other security measures.
  • Compliance with regulations and standards — Many industry-specific regulations and security standards require regular vulnerability scans. Compliance with these requirements is not only required by law, but also helps improve overall safety.
  • Protecting sensitive data — By identifying and fixing vulnerabilities, companies can ensure that their sensitive data is protected from unauthorized access.
  • Avoiding downtime — Vulnerabilities can lead to system failures. By identifying and fixing vulnerabilities, companies can minimize downtime and ensure the availability of their systems.
  • Reputation protection — With regular vulnerability scans, companies can minimize the risk of security breaches. This helps to maintain the trust of customers and business partners in the security of the systems.
  • Optimizing resources — By specifically identifying vulnerabilities, companies can use their resources more efficiently by focusing on fixing the most critical security gaps.

It's important to stress that vulnerability scanning is only one part of a comprehensive security program. Organizations should also rely on regular security audits, employee training, incident response plans, and other security measures to ensure a comprehensive security strategy.

Which packages does SIDD offer?

Vulnerability scan package

What happens after you order?

Once SIDD has been commissioned, the onboarding process is as follows:

Contract signing

We conclude a service contract with the customer, which contains the framework conditions and scope of our activities. Digital, of course 😉

Scope determination

We make an appointment to define the detailed scope of the vulnerability scan and determine the methods and dos and don'ts. In particular, which systems, etc. are to be tested.

Preparation of a testing plan

We create a testing plan and discuss it with you.

Carrying out the vulnerability scan (or setup)

We carry out the vulnerability scan or set up the regular scan.


Following the vulnerability scan, you will receive our report with the most important points that may still need to be implemented or gaps by priority. We would also be happy to provide you with further assistance as an Information security officer.