Learning Practical Network Scanning
What you'll learn
- Get an introduction to network security and why network scanning is useful
- Learn about three of the most widely used scanning software packages in the industry
- Identify targets and perform network scans
- Determine open ports, application versions, and operating systems
- Analyze reports from scanning software and determine whether there are vulnerabilities
- A basic understanding of cyber-security and networking is needed.
Network scanning is the process of assessing a network to identify active host network, either an attacker or a medium for security assessment. This procedure plays an extremely vital role in risk assessment programs or while preparing a security plan for your organization.
This course starts with the concept of network scanning and how an organization can benefit from it. Then we delve into different scanning techniques such as port and firewall detection, TCP/IP port detection, OS detection, and so on. We also implement these concepts using a few of the most prominent tools on the market such as Nmap, Nessus, and OpenVAS.
By the end of this course, you will have hands-on experience in performing network scanning using different tools and choosing the best tool for your system.
About the Author
Andrew Crouthamel is an experienced Senior Network Engineer and IT trainer who lives in Doylestown, PA, and currently works with organizations such as NASA, ESA, JAXA, Boeing, and the US Air Force. His passion for teaching shows in his courses, which are filled with excitement and real-world anecdotes.
Who this course is for:
- Security professionals
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