Course

Vulnerability Scanning

Review the process of vulnerability scanning, common vulnerability scanning tools and scan analysis with this four-video course.

    Syllabus

  • Application and Container Scans Video — 00:02:53
  • Vulnerability Scanning Video — 00:08:50
  • Analyzing Vulnerability Scans Video — 00:07:10
  • Scanning Considerations Video — 00:05:38
  • PenTest+ – Vulnerability Scans Lab — 00:30:00
    • A vulnerability scanner is a computer program that identifies systems connected to a network and probes them to find security weaknesses. The systems can be servers, desktops, laptops, virtual machines, containers, firewalls, switches, and printers. Vulnerability scanners probe these devices for known vulnerabilities and can help pinpoint potential security misconfigurations in the network. Because testing for known vulnerabilities is a repetitive and time-consuming process, these tools come in handy for pentesters, allowing them to focus on more target-specific tasks.

      Using different vulnerability scanners, this lab provides practical examples and explanations on the following subjects:

      ● Vulnerability scanning

      ● Vulnerability management and prioritization

      ● Critical vulnerability identification

      ● Local privilege escalation tools

Syllabus

Course description

The first step to solving a problem is recognizing that you have one, and that goes double for systems. With this course, you’ll review four videos covering the details of the vulnerability scanning process. Explore common vulnerability scanners, scanning considerations (when do you scan? What protocols do you use? What about fragile or non-traditional systems?), application and container scans, and analyzing the scan data once the scan has been completed.

Meet the author

Jason Dion specializes in providing actionable information you can use to further your cybersecurity and information technology career. His IT certification and training courses teach you real-world application of the skills needed to face today’s cybersecurity challenges.

Dion is an instructor at Liberty University College of Engineering and Computational Science and Anne Arundel Community College Department of Computing Technologies with multiple information technology professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE), Digital Media Collector (DMC), Security+, Network+, A+, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile and ITIL.

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