Overview

In this video, we examine one of the most popular open-source vulnerability scanning tools in the world; OpenVAS. We walk through the installation process, then examine the user interface and run a quick scan. You'll learn how the tool can help in the bug-hunting process, how to interact with OpenVAS, and why vulnerability scanning is such an important part of security hygiene.

Course Content

BSWJ: OpenVAS

Course Description

It's impossible to know if a system is truly secure until that system has been tested. Just like cars get put through crash tests to determine if the model is safe enough for public use, web services and information systems need to be put through intense scrutiny to ensure that they won't endanger their owners or users. To accomplish that, you'll need to use a vulnerability scanning tool.

In this video, we examine one of the most popular open-source vulnerability scanning tools in the world; OpenVAS. We walk through the installation process, then examine the user interface and run a quick scan. You'll learn how the tool can help in the bug-hunting process, how to interact with OpenVAS, and why vulnerability scanning is such an important part of security hygiene.

Teaching Assistant George Mcpherson Vikramajeet Khatri

(Disclaimer: Breaking Stuff with Joe is a Cybrary series that will be running indefinitely. You will not earn CEU/CPE hours by watching any individual 'Breaking Stuff with Joe' episode. However, you can still earn a certificate of completion for each episode completed.)

Instructed By

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Joe Perry
Director of Research at Cybrary
Master Instructor
Certificate Of Completion

Complete this course and earn a How to Use OpenVAS (BSWJ) Certificate of Completion