Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing
By Himanshu Kumar
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: January 2014
Pages: 116

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IT security is a vast and exciting domain, with vulnerability assessment and penetration testing being the most important and commonly performed security activities across organizations today. The Nessus tool gives the end user the ability to perform these kinds of security tests quickly and effectively.

Nessus is a widely used tool for vulnerability assessment, and Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing gives you a comprehensive insight into the use of this tool. This book is a step-by-step guide that will teach you about the various options available in the Nessus vulnerability scanner tool so you can conduct a vulnerability assessment that helps to identify exposures in IT infrastructure quickly and efficiently. This book will also give you an insight into penetration testing and how to conduct compliance checks using Nessus.

This book starts off with an introduction to vulnerability assessment and penetration testing before moving on to show you the steps needed to install Nessus on Windows and Linux platforms.

Throughout the course of this book, you will learn about the various administrative options available in Nessus such as how to create a new user. You will also learn about important concepts like how to analyze results to remove false positives and criticality. At the end of this book, you will also be introduced to the compliance check feature of Nessus and given an insight into how it is different from regular vulnerability scanning.

Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing teaches you everything you need to know about how to perform VA/PT effectively using Nessus to secure your IT infrastructure and to meet compliance requirements in an effective and efficient manner.

Approach

This book is a friendly tutorial that uses several examples of real-world scanning and exploitation processes which will help get you on the road to becoming an expert penetration tester.

Who this book is for

Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing is ideal for security professionals and network administrators who wish to learn how to use Nessus to conduct vulnerability assessments to identify vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure quickly and efficiently.

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Informative Book

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  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    Comments about oreilly Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing:

    Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing book covers overview of Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing in very simple and effective manner. Its life cycle stages are covered in detail and that gives a strong base to not only beginner but to the experience reader and hence it is a strong point of this book. It provides detailed information on installation and configuration of Nessus. For Vulnerability exploiting, different examples have been given and that is sufficient as per my understating to explore the product. My favourite part of the book is Compliance Check Section where PCI DSS compliance and VMware vCenter/vSphere Compliance Check related overview is also given. Overall this is an informative book.

     
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    Perfect for newbies

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        Comments about oreilly Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing:

        This book is perfect for newbies, if you start your career in Pentesting, this book will help you to have a good overview of Nessus, from installation to vulns scans.
        I recommend the book.

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