Information security is everyone’s responsibility. Whether you are a user, administrator, IT manager, or business owner information security should be on your mind. Information used, collected and owned has value and because of this businesses must prepare for security threats and vulnerabilities. The following examines 5 tools everyone should use in the information security industry. Network vulnerability scanners Vulnerability scanners are programs designed to access computers, networks, applications, and computer systems to discover weaknesses. These can be applied either as part of a vulnerability assessment or by black hat attackers seeking to gain unauthorized access.