Mastering Nmap [Video]

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  • Learn network security concepts that are required to properly comprehend and grasp how all Nmap utilities work the way they do.
  • Handle large numbers of results from scanning large networks.
  • IT administrators can effectively monitor their network for critical changes that might lead to potential vulnerabilities, by comparing the results from everyday scans.
  • Master the Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) by writing new (and customizing existing) Lua scripts that further extend Nmap's capabilities.
  • Utilize the Nmap suite's accompanying tools to refine and effectively automate your everyday network tasks, including debugging, visualizing, monitoring, and network auditing.
  • Conduct host discovery, port scanning, and version and OS detection for every system in your network.

You will learn how to use Nmap to implement a wide variety of practical tasks related to pentesting and network monitoring. The tutorial will start with basic scanning techniques and explain Nmap fundamentals. Moving on, we will cover the advanced functionalities of the Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) such as libraries, scripts, APIs, and so on. You will be able to perform custom tasks, learn the fundamentals of Lua programming, scan and assess mail servers and databases, Windows machines and their associated services as well as large networks.

Style and Approach

This one-stop tutorial will take you from a beginner to an expert in a step-by-step approach.

  • Unleash this powerful network scanning tool and ensure effective network security
  • Master the skills of Nmap Scripting Engine and delve into new auditing techniques
  • A practical tutorial to take you from Nmap beginner to expert
Course Length 2 hours 59 minutes
ISBN 9781787289581
Date Of Publication 29 Mar 2017


Fotis Chantzis

Fotis Chantzis has been a member of the main Nmap development team since 2009, when he wrote Ncrack under the mentorship of Fyodor, the original author of Nmap, during Google Summer of Code 2009 and 2010. He also represented Nmap at the Google Mentor Summit in October 2016. He is passionate about network security and is actively and professionally involved in the information security field, with his research having been published on Phrack and other venues.