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Testing infrastructure

Testing network and physical security measures are an important part of a security plan. Learn about vulnerability scanning and the importance of assessing the impact vulnerabilities can have on organizations.

    Syllabus

  • Social engineering attacks Video — 00:10:47
    • Social engineering attacks can take place over the phone, in person, or through technology. This episode discusses concepts such as spam, phishing and DNS URL redirection.

  • Testing infrastructure overview Video — 00:04:30
    • With so many security vulnerabilities out there, a good IT security tech must know how to robustly test their network and physical security measures.

  • Ask me anything Video — 00:01:41
    • One aspect of security testing is determining if internal employees have an awareness of common security problems. In this episode, Mike discusses phishing and whaling.

  • Exam question review Video — 00:01:46
    • Penetration testing provides insight as to how secure an organization’s physical and IT infrastructure really is. In this episode, a pen testing scenario is provided.

  • Security assessment tools Video — 00:11:37
    • Open-source and proprietary (paid) security assessment tools are used by security analysts and malicious actors​; what differs is the reason they are being used. The scanless tool uses Web sites to perform port scans​ while the hping3 tool allows for the creation of spoofed packets, among other capabilities.

  • Vulnerability assessments Video — 00:08:59
    • This episode discusses how to use tools to identify security flaws on hosts or for a specific application. Topics include credential vs non-credential scans and keeping the vulnerability database up to date.

  • Social engineering Video — 00:05:57
    • Tricking people into doing something, or divulging sensitive information – this is social engineering. This episode discusses a pretext, or believable story, that often goes along with this type of activity.

  • hping3 Forged packet lab Video — 00:06:05
    • The hping3 tool provides many services, including the creation of network packets based on command-line parameters. This episode demonstrates to to craft packets using the hping3 tool.

  • The metasploit framework Video — 00:08:08
    • Penetration testers can use the cross-platform Metasploit framework command-line tool for discovering and exploiting security flaws on hosts.

  • Penetration testing Video — 00:09:47
    • This episode focuses on how penetration testing discovers and exploits security vulnerabilities. Concepts covered include known, partially known, and unknown testing types as well as the role that red, white, blue, and purple teams play.

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