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Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing by Himanshu Kumar

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Chapter 1. Fundamentals

These days, security is the most vital subject for any organization irrespective of their size or the kind of the business they do. The primary reason for this is that organizations don't want to lose their reputation or business over compromises affecting security; secondly, they have to meet legal and regulatory requirements. When it comes to technical security of the infrastructure, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (PT or PenTest) play the most vital role. This chapter illustrates what a PT or PenTest is, why it is required and how to set up and manage Nessus for your organization.

This chapter will introduce you to Nessus, a tool for vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. We will also cover ...

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