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OpenVAS Concepts and Scanning

by David Clinton

This course will teach you how to use the OpenVAS suite to perform complete and effective vulnerability scans.

What you'll learn

In order to know whether or not your digital assets are secure, you need to assess the target network and its compute resources for known vulnerabilities. In this course, Network Vulnerability Scanning with OpenVAS, you’ll learn to test your infrastructure for dangerous vulnerabilities. First, you’ll install and configure OpenVAS on Linux using the official Docker container images. Next, you'll come to understand the roles played by each of the public vulnerability databases on which vulnerability scanning relies. Finally, you'll launch a range of scans against live targets, and make sense of the reports that your scans will generate. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of OpenVAS needed to better secure servers and IT resources.

About the author

David Clinton is an AWS Solutions Architect and a Linux server administrator. He's written books on cloud and Linux administration, IT security, and data analytics.

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