Automated Vulnerability Scanners

This course will provide an overview of automated vulnerability scanners and why we would use them.

3 videos  //  36 minutes of training

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Course description

In this course, we will look at what automated vulnerability scanners are, how to use them and why they are useful. We will perform vulnerability scans against our target, using Nessus and OpenVAS. After this course, you will be able to run automated vulnerability scans in your environment with an open-source or commercial scanner.

Course syllabus

Automated Vulnerability ScannersDuration: 14:00

In this video, we will look at what automated vulnerability scanners are, how to use them and why they are useful.

OpenVAS DemonstrationDuration: 13:36

In this video, we will look at how to run an automated scan with OpenVAS.

VulnerabilitiesDuration: 8:18

In this video, we will look at vulnerabilities.

Meet the author

Nikolas Behar

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Nikolas is a Sr. Security Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity focused on advanced adversary simulation, penetration testing and vulnerability management. He has vast experience across many information security domains, such as cyber defense, cyber risk, security strategy, offensive security, security awareness and security operations.

Nikolas has worked at several organizations throughout Southern California and has been a consultant at PwC, Accenture and Deloitte. He primarily lectures on ethical hacking, digital forensics and information assurance. He has also sat on several information security panels, spoken at several information security conferences, and appears on news outlets to discuss information security-related issues.

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