Join Marc Menninger for an in-depth discussion in this video Vulnerability scanning tool demo, part of Performing a Technical Security Audit and Assessment.
- Let's look at how to use OpenVAS…to scan for system vulnerabilities…as part of a technical security assessment.…In this demo, I've installed…OpenVAS on the Kali Linux system,…as described in the Introduction to Kali Linux course.…I'll log into the OpenVAS server using admin credentials.…Before beginning a vulnerability scan, it's important…to ensure that the signatures are up to date.…In this version of OpenVAS, that's done…by updating the vulnerability feeds.…
I'll go to administration and select…the feeds that I want to synchronize.…I'll hover over administration and click on NVT feed.…To synchronize, I'll click Synchronize With Feed Now.…Synchronization can be quick or slow, depending…on how out of date the signatures are.…Be sure to allow enough time for a long…synchronization prior to your vulnerability scan.…When the feed version doesn't change, then…it's the most current version.…
Next, I'll define the target address range,…which was identified in the network discovery step.…I'll click on Configuration and Targets.…
- Cite the three phases of external security assessments.
- Explain the reasons for conducting a log review.
- Explain what network sniffing is and why it’s used.
- Describe when to use a file integrity checking tool.
- Differentiate between active network discovery and passive network discovery.
- Explain how to scan for vulnerabilities.
- Relate the three techniques useful for validating target vulnerabilities.
- Explain the four-stage methodology of conducting penetration tests.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of Technical Security Assessments
2. Technical Security Assessment Reviews
3. Identify and Analyze Targets
4. Validate Target Vulnerabilities
5. Planning Technical Security Assessments
6. Executing the Technical Security Assessment
7. Post-Testing Activities
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