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Securing Network Infrastructure
Securing Network Infrastructure

Securing Network Infrastructure: Discover practical network security with Nmap and Nessus 7

By Sairam Jetty , Sagar Rahalkar
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Book Mar 2019 pages 1st Edition

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Key benefits

  • Develop a cost-effective and end-to-end vulnerability management program
  • Explore best practices for vulnerability scanning and risk assessment
  • Understand and implement network enumeration with Nessus and Network Mapper (Nmap)

Description

Digitization drives technology today, which is why it’s so important for organizations to design security mechanisms for their network infrastructures. Analyzing vulnerabilities is one of the best ways to secure your network infrastructure. This Learning Path begins by introducing you to the various concepts of network security assessment, workflows, and architectures. You will learn to employ open source tools to perform both active and passive network scanning and use these results to analyze and design a threat model for network security. With a firm understanding of the basics, you will then explore how to use Nessus and Nmap to scan your network for vulnerabilities and open ports and gain back door entry into a network. As you progress through the chapters, you will gain insights into how to carry out various key scanning tasks, including firewall detection, OS detection, and access management to detect vulnerabilities in your network. By the end of this Learning Path, you will be familiar with the tools you need for network scanning and techniques for vulnerability scanning and network protection. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt books: •Network Scanning Cookbook by Sairam Jetty •Network Vulnerability Assessment by Sagar Rahalkar

What you will learn

Explore various standards and frameworks for vulnerability assessments and penetration testing Gain insight into vulnerability scoring and reporting Discover the importance of patching and security hardening Develop metrics to measure the success of a vulnerability management program Perform configuration audits for various platforms using Nessus Write custom Nessus and Nmap scripts on your own Install and configure Nmap and Nessus in your network infrastructure Perform host discovery to identify network devices

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Publication date : Mar 26, 2019
Length pages
Edition : 1st Edition
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 9781838642303

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Publication date : Mar 26, 2019
Length pages
Edition : 1st Edition
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 9781838642303

Table of Contents

28 Chapters
Title Page Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
Copyright and Credits Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
About Packt Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
Contributors Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
Preface Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
1. Introduction to Network Vulnerability Scanning Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
2. Understanding Network Scanning Tools Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
3. Port Scanning Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
4. Vulnerability Scanning Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
5. Configuration Audits Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
6. Report Analysis and Confirmation Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
7. Understanding the Customization and Optimization of Nessus and Nmap Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
8. Network Scanning for IoT, SCADA/ICS Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
9. Vulnerability Management Governance Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
10. Setting Up the Assessment Environment Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
11. Security Assessment Prerequisites Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
12. Information Gathering Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
13. Enumeration and Vulnerability Assessment Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
14. Gaining Network Access Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
15. Assessing Web Application Security Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
16. Privilege Escalation Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
17. Maintaining Access and Clearing Tracks Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
18. Vulnerability Scoring Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
19. Threat Modeling Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
20. Patching and Security Hardening Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
21. Vulnerability Reporting and Metrics Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
1. Other Books You May Enjoy Chevron down icon Chevron up icon
Index Chevron down icon Chevron up icon

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