Vulnerability scanning is used to identify if a system has any known vulnerabilities that an attacker might use. One of the well-known tools for this is Nessus. In this video, learn how to configure the Nessus scanning tool.
- [Instructor] While operating an application's software … is tested prior to release, over the years … flaws are commonly found in production software … by both testers and hackers. … Once they're detected, attackers will exploit them … and they'll be seen in malware in the wild. … Vendors will issue a patch for their customers … to apply to correct the flaw, … unfortunately, too often vulnerabilities … are not patched as soon as they should be … and this leads to an extended period of user risk, … which encompasses a time from the start … of a newly discovered vulnerability … through to when the patch is finally applied. … Keeping track of what vulnerabilities exist in our systems … and what to do about them is made fairly straightforward … by using vulnerability scanners. … In this module, we'll install … and take a first look at one of these, the Nessus scanner. … Nessus is produced and supported by Tenable … and the home-use version is available … for free download from their website at www.tenable.com. …
- Hackers and the kill chain
- Viruses, spyware, and adware
- Detecting malware with Windows Defender
- Using Windows Firewall and Linux iptables
- Scanning with Nmap
- Monitoring network communications with Netcat
- Combating application-level threats
- Scanning a website to check for vulnerabilities
- Capturing intruders through packet inspection
Skill Level Beginner
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
1. Why Cybersecurity?
4. Network Scanning
5. Network Connections
6. Vulnerability Scanning
7. Web Applications
8. Monitoring Packets
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