Securing Network Infrastructure

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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
About

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
Features
  • 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)
Page Count 538
Course Length 16 hours 8 minutes
ISBN 9781838642303
Date Of Publication 26 Mar 2019

Authors

Sagar Rahalkar

Sagar Rahalkar is a seasoned information security professional with an experience of 12 years in various verticals of IS. His domain expertise is in Cybercrime investigations, Forensics, AppSec, VA/PT, Compliance, IT GRC and so on. He has a master's degree in computer science and several certifications, including Cyber Crime Investigator, CEH, ECSA, ISO 27001 LA, IBM AppScan Certified, CISM, and PRINCE2. He has been associated with Indian law enforcement agencies for around 4 years for dealing with cybercrime investigations and related training. He has received several awards and appreciations from senior officials of the police and defense organizations in India. He has also been a reviewer and author for various books and online publications.

Sairam Jetty

Sairam Jetty has more than 5 years of hands-on experience in many verticals of penetration testing, compliance, digital forensics, and malware research. He is currently working with Paladion Networks, Abu Dhabi, as a senior analyst and team lead. He has assisted and associated with various financial, telecom, and industrial institutions for testing and securing their applications and environments. Sairam has industry-standard certifications, such as OSCP, Digital Forensic Analyst, Digital Forensic Investigator, and Mobile Security Expert. He also specializes in source code review and mobile application security. He has acquired a great knowledge of SCADA/ICS and nuclear security from his corporate experience and self-learning.