Master how to perform IT infrastructure security Vulnerability Assessments using Nessus with tips and insights from real world challenges faced during Vulnerability Assessment About This Book Understand the basics of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing as well as the different types of testing Successfully install Nessus and configure scanning options Learn useful tips based on real-world issues faced during scanning Use Nessus for compliance checks Who This Book Is For Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing is ideal for security professionals and network administrators who wish to learn how to use Nessus to conduct vulnerability assessments to identify vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure quickly and efficiently. What You Will Learn Understand the basics of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing Install Nessus on Windows and Linux platforms Set up a scan policy based on the type of infrastructure you are scanning Configure a scan by choosing the right policy and options Understand the difference between credentialed and non-credentialed scans Analyze results from a severity, applicability, and false positive perspective Perform penetration tests using Nessus output Perform compliance checks using Nessus and understand the difference between compliance checks and vulnerability assessment In Detail IT security is a vast and exciting domain, with vulnerability assessment and penetration testing being the most important and commonly performed security activities across organizations today. The Nessus tool gives the end user the ability to perform these kinds of security tests quickly and effectively. Nessus is a widely used tool for vulnerability assessment, and Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing gives you a comprehensive insight into the use of this tool. This book is a step-by-step guide that will teach you about the various options available in the Nessus vulnerability scanner tool
Author: Himanshu Kumar
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