Passive vulnerability scanning allows organizations to detect vulnerabilities in systems without actively engaging with them. In this video, Mike Chapple explains the use of passive vulnerability detection tools.
- [Instructor] When we think of vulnerability scanning, … we most often think of active tools … that reach out to targeted systems … and scan them for vulnerabilities by probing open ports … and sending specially crafted requests. … This approach, known as active vulnerability scanning, … is certainly the most common way … to perform a vulnerability scan. … Active vulnerability scanning is thorough … and helps simulate the activity of a real attacker. … But active vulnerability scanning also has some drawbacks. … It is noisy … and it will likely be detected … by the administrators of scanned systems. … This might not be a big deal … in an environment where administrators … are aware of security testing, … but it can be quite problematic … if the scan is meant to be stealthy. … Active scanning also has the potential … to accidentally exploit vulnerabilities … and interfere with the functioning of production systems. … While scanners have settings that you can use … to minimize this risk, …
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- Configuring vulnerability scans
- Reporting scan results
- Barriers to vulnerability remediation
- Analyzing scan reports
- Common server, endpoint, and network vulnerabilities
- Software security issues, such as SQL injection
- Access control vulnerabilities
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1. Creating a Vulnerability Management Program
2. Configuring and Executing Vulnerability Scans
3. Remediating Vulnerabilities
4. Analyzing Scan Results
5. Common Vulnerabilities
6. Software Security Issues
7. Specialized Technology Vulnerabilities
8. Access Control Vulnerabilities
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