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Vulnerability Analysis with Nessus

by Kevin Cardwell

Nessus is one of the most popular vulnerability scanning tools on the market. In this course, you'll learn how to deploy Nessus and use it to conduct vulnerability scans.

What you'll learn

At the core of vulnerability analysis is a thorough knowledge of the tool you'll use to discover vulnerabilities. In this course, Vulnerability Analysis with Nessus, you'll learn to build and prepare your targets for scanning. First, you'll discover how to install Nessus on both Windows and Linux. Next, you'll delve into how to create and customize your scans, and update the software even when you're offline. Finally, you'll explore how to scan web applications and configure advanced scan parameters based on the discovered targets. When you're finished with this course, you'll have foundational knowledge of vulnerability analysis using the Nessus tool that will help you moving forward to perform professional vulnerability assessments in an enterprise environment.

About the author

Kevin Cardwell provides consulting services for companies throughout the world and is an adviser to numerous government entities across the globe. He is an instructor, technical editor, and author for computer forensics and hacking courses. He is author of Building Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing, first and second edition.

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