Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Penetration testing, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- Vulnerability testing merely…probes systems for vulnerabilities.…Those tests can be active,…reaching out and interacting with systems,…but they are rarely dangerous because they don't typically…complete an attack.…Actually executing an attack is, however,…the best way to understand a system's vulnerabilities.…Penetration tests do this by placing testers…in the role of attackers.…During a penetration test, attackers normally begin…by gathering information about systems…and then using that information to engage…in actual attacks.…
The test is considered successful if the attackers…manage to penetrate the target system.…The goal is to test security controls by attempting…to bypass or defeat them.…The National Institute for Standards and Technology,…NIST, suggests that penetration tests loop back and forth…between a discovery phase and an attack phase.…During the discovery phase,…attackers conduct reconnaissance against systems…and think of possible avenues of exploit.…When they find a path of potential vulnerability,…
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- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Understanding backdoors and logic bombs
- Defending against denial of service and password attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Detecting social engineering attacks
- Preventing wireless eavesdropping
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Deterring attacks
- Securing your network
- Scanning for and assessing threats
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 04/25/2016. What changed?
A: We updated eight movies to stay on top of the latest trends in IT security, and the latest objectives on the "Threats and Vulnerabilities" domain of the CompTIA Security+ exam.
2. Understanding Attack Types
3. Social Engineering Attacks
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Mitigation and Deterrence
7. Discovering Threats and Vulnerabilities
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