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Queen's University

Vulnerability Management Program

Systems Assessment

Systems Assessment is the holistic, risk-based analysis of a computer system, network and application’s technical and non-technical components to seek out vulnerabilities that constitute risk to Queen’s infrastructure and data.

The assessment process involves an exploration of all of the security features of the system in question, including its environmental and operational needs, followed by an attempt to explore possibilities for breeching security and compromising the system.

Getting Started

Who should request a Systems Assessment?

If you are implementing any new application or system that is being connected to the Queen's network, you should discuss having a systems assessment.

How do I request a Systems Assessment?

Please contact the Information Systems Security Manager to discuss whether a systems assessment is appropriate for you.

Additional Information

Systems Assessment Methodology and Process (PDF*, 74KB)


Please contact the Information Systems Security Office.


* PDF files can be read for free using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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