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Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing by Himanshu Kumar

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Chapter 5. Compliance Checks

Nessus is well-known as a vulnerability scanner, but it also provides the option to do compliance checks. Using this option, it can be cross-checked whether the secure configuration settings of an infrastructure, such as servers, network devices, database, and desktop, are in compliance with the defined policy or best practices an organization is following.

The compliance check audit is an important and necessary feature required as per the current security needs of an organization. All security-aware organizations define and implement secure configuration settings for their IT and network infrastructures to prevent them from being compromised by security threats that can be realized due to any misconfiguration. Also, ...

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