Scanning for Vulnerabilities with Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE)

by Matt Glass

This course will teach you how to use the built-in and custom scripts of Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) to detect vulnerabilities.

What you'll learn

Testing network security controls and discovering vulnerabilities are important parts of an organization's security plan. In this course, Scanning for Vulnerabilities with Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE), you’ll learn to leverage the NSE and write custom scripts for Nmap. First, you’ll explore built-in NSE scripts. Next, you’ll discover network vulnerabilities of different types. Finally, you’ll learn how to write custom NSE scripts to detect and exploit vulnerabilties. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of the Nmap Scripting Engine needed to detect network vulnerabilities and write custom scripts.

About the author

Matt Glass is a Regional Field Service Support Lead in Yokosuka, Japan, working as a government contractor. Matt has more than 13 years of IT experience in a variety of roles. Consistently finding joy in developing the skills of others and helping their careers, he joined Pluralsight in 2017 to pass on the lessons he learned. Matt is married and the father of four children.

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