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Vulnerability Assessment: Protecting Your Organization

COURSE TYPE

Practitioner

Course Number

589

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: Knowledge of vulnerability assessment and hacking techniques allows you to detect weaknesses before your networks are attacked. In this course, you learn to configure vulnerability scanners to detect points of exposure and prevent network exploitation. You acquire the knowledge to assess the risk to your enterprise from an array of vulnerabilities and to minimize costly security breaches.

You Will Learn How To

  • Detect and respond to vulnerabilities and minimize exposure to security breaches
  • Employ real-world exploits and evaluate their effect on your systems
  • Configure vulnerability scanners to identify weaknesses
  • Analyze the results of vulnerability scans
  • Establish an efficient strategy for vulnerability management

Course Outline

  • Fundamentals

Introduction

  • Defining vulnerability, exploit, threat and risk
  • Creating a vulnerability report
  • Conducting an initial scan
  • Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) list

Scanning and exploits

  • Vulnerability detection methods
  • Types of scanners
  • Port scanning and OS fingerprinting
  • Enumerating targets to test information leakage
  • Types of exploits: worm, spyware, backdoor, rootkits, Denial of Service (DoS)
  • Deploying exploit frameworks
  • Analyzing Vulnerabilities and Exploits

Uncovering infrastructure vulnerabilities

  • Uncovering switch weaknesses
  • Vulnerabilities in infrastructure support servers
  • Network management tool attacks

Attacks against analyzers and IDS

  • Identifying Snort IDS bypass attacks
  • Corrupting memory and causing Denial of Service

Exposing server vulnerabilities

  • Scanning servers: assessing vulnerabilities on your network
  • Uploading rogue scripts and file inclusion
  • Catching input validation errors
  • Performing buffer overflow attacks
  • SQL injection
  • Cross–Site Scripting (XSS) and cookie theft

Revealing desktop vulnerabilities

  • Scanning for desktop vulnerabilities
  • Client buffer overflows
  • Silent downloading: spyware and adware
  • Identifying design errors
  • Configuring Scanners and Generating Reports

Implementing scanner operations and configuration

  • Choosing credentials, ports and dangerous tests
  • Preventing false negatives
  • Creating custom vulnerability tests
  • Customizing Nessus scans
  • Handling false positives

Creating and interpreting reports

  • Filtering and customizing reports
  • Interpreting complex reports
  • Contrasting the results of different scanners
  • Assessing Risks in a Changing Environment

Researching alert information

  • Using the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) to find relevant vulnerability and patch information
  • Evaluating and investigating security alerts and advisories
  • Employing the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)

Identifying factors that affect risk

  • Evaluating the impact of a successful attack
  • Determining vulnerability frequency
  • Calculating vulnerability severity
  • Weighing important risk factors
  • Performing a risk assessment
  • Managing Vulnerabilities

The vulnerability management cycle

  • Standardizing scanning with Open Vulnerability Assessment Language (OVAL)
  • Patch and configuration management
  • Analyzing the vulnerability management process

Vulnerability controversies

  • Rewards for vulnerability discovery
  • Markets for bugs and exploits
  • Challenge programs
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Course Schedule

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Tuition due 30 days after your course.

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Sep 5 - 8 Herndon, VA/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course is approved by CompTIA for continuing education units (CEUs). For additional information and to confirm which courses are eligible towards your CompTIA certification, click here.

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

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- G. Grosfeld, Computer Scientist
Federal Aviation Administration

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