In order to assess—and ultimately, decrease—an organization's risk, IT security professionals must first evaluate and reduce existing vulnerabilities. If you're working to strengthen network security at your organization, it's essential to have a solid grasp of the processes, methodologies, and tools needed to assess vulnerabilities. In this course, security expert Lisa Bock takes a deep dive into the topic of vulnerability scanning, covering what you need to know to find and address weaknesses that attackers might exploit. Lisa goes over the basics of managing organizational risk, discusses vulnerability analysis methodologies, and shows how to work with vulnerability assessment tools, including Nikto and OpenVAS. Plus, she shares tools and strategies for defending the LAN. Lisa also includes challenge chapters to test your knowledge of each section, along with solutions videos for each challenge.
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