Practical Network Scanning

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  • Achieve an effective security posture to design security architectures
  • Learn vital security aspects before moving to the Cloud
  • Launch secure applications with Web Application Security and SQL Injection
  • Explore the basics of threat detection/response/ mitigation with important use cases
  • Learn all about integration principles for PKI and tips to secure it
  • Design a WAN infrastructure and ensure security over a public WAN

Network scanning is the process of assessing a network to identify an active host network; same methods can be used by an attacker or network administrator for security assessment. This procedure plays a vital role in risk assessment programs or while preparing a security plan for your organization.

Practical Network Scanning starts with the concept of network scanning and how organizations can benefit from it. Then, going forward, we delve into the different scanning steps, such as service detection, firewall detection, TCP/IP port detection, and OS detection. We also implement these concepts using a few of the most prominent tools on the market, such as Nessus and Nmap. In the concluding chapters, we prepare a complete vulnerability assessment plan for your organization.

By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience in performing network scanning using different tools and in choosing the best tools for your system.

  • Learn to choose the best network scanning toolset for your system
  • Implement different concepts of network scanning such as port scanning and OS detection
  • Adapt a practical approach to securing your network
Page Count 326
Course Length 9 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781788839235
Date Of Publication 23 May 2018


Ajay Singh Chauhan

Ajay Singh Chauhan is an experienced Network and Security Architect and has been working extensively in the IT industry for 15 years. During his career, he has had varied responsibilities, ranging from looking after an entire IT infrastructure to providing network operations, implementation, and network design solutions.

Ajay works almost exclusively with large-scale cloud datacenter multi-vendor technologies. He contributes to the Cisco blogging platform by providing IT Professionals with troubleshooting tips and tricks.