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From: StuartF at (Stuart Fox (DSL AK))
Subject: Top 15 Reasons Why Admins Use Security Scan

I think you're oversimplifying things a little.  Comments inline.

> But there's also another way to look at the original 
> is a process.  Running a vulnerability 
> scanner isn't a's a point-in-time check, a 
> snapshot.

But running a security scanner could well be part of that process.  Part of
the security management process is assessing what you have and why it's like
it is.  A security scan could well indicate areas where your process and
policies could be improved.  Sure, a vulnerability scanner is a point in
time check, but it's one way to help you identify what your current state
is.  If you don't know that your process is faulty, you don't stand a

  A good IT security auditor won't focus on the fact 
> that certain systems have vulnerabilities...he or she will 
> focus on *why* they have the vulnerabilities.

That's a really good point, and does need to be considered.  However, if the
auditor doesn't know that there *are* vulnerabilities, how will they know to
look for the *why*?

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