Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Security assessment tools, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- Security professionals use a variety of assessment tools…to help them assess the effectiveness of security controls.…Let's take a few minutes to talk about the different types…of tools, and then dive into using protocol analyzers…to see the inner workings of network activity.…Vulnerability assessment tools come in two forms,…and both play an important role in Enterprise Security.…First, passive tools simply observe activity,…and provide security administrators with reports…on system configuration.…They often monitor network traffic,…or observe system activity.…
The key is that they don't actually interact…with systems, they just watch.…Active tools, on the other hand, do interact…with the systems they assess.…This might be as innocuous as checking for open ports,…or it might be more intrusive, such as testing exploits…against known vulnerabilities.…Active tools are much riskier to use…because they can disrupt normal system operation.…The important thing to remember, however,…is that if an active tool can disrupt your server,…
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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
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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