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6/5/2018
10:05 AM

10 Open Source Security Tools You Should Know

Open source tools can be the basis for solid security and intense learning. Here are 10 you should know about for your IT security toolkit.
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Nessus: Visibility
In many ways, security starts with understanding the situation. For a couple of generations of IT security professionals, understanding their networks' vulnerabilities starts with Nessus from Tenable. According to sectools.org, Nessus is the most popular vulnerability scanner and third most popular security program currently in use.
Nessus comes in both free and commercial versions. The current version, Nessus 7.1.0, is a commercial program, though it is free for personal home use. Version 2, which was current as of 2005, is still open source and free.
Tenable has maintained Version 2, though in the best tradition of open source software, it has forked and developed in several different directions. Nessus knowledge remains a valuable career skill.
(Image: Tenable)

Nessus: Visibility

In many ways, security starts with understanding the situation. For a couple of generations of IT security professionals, understanding their networks' vulnerabilities starts with Nessus from Tenable. According to sectools.org, Nessus is the most popular vulnerability scanner and third most popular security program currently in use.

Nessus comes in both free and commercial versions. The current version, Nessus 7.1.0, is a commercial program, though it is free for personal home use. Version 2, which was current as of 2005, is still open source and free.

Tenable has maintained Version 2, though in the best tradition of open source software, it has forked and developed in several different directions. Nessus knowledge remains a valuable career skill.

(Image: Tenable)

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lulzsec
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lulzsec,
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6/21/2018 | 9:28:50 AM
Re: report on tools in .pdf format
nice OPSEC dude - hope soccer season is going well!

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-kolenko-cissp-ceh-ccsk-m-s-mgmt-8854971
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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6/20/2018 | 12:46:39 PM
Re: report on tools in .pdf format
Great security here - wow, posting a military email address.  YOU just opened up your email a bit.  Hope that was worth the risk.  Don't do THAT ever again. 
Jon M. Kelley
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6/12/2018 | 9:49:10 AM
Paragraph per screen - slowly for Users
Sorry, if I was on your network, I might go through all 11 of your screens. 

Unfortunately I live behind a protective system, and every new page link from DarkReading takes a minute or more to pop up.  The info provided be the multiply is seldom worth the frustration of waiting for it.
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