Nmap 6: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook

Packtpub.Nmap.6.Network.Exploration.and.Security.Auditing.Cookbook.Nov.2012
Language : English
Paperback : 318 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2012
ISBN : 1849517487
ISBN 13 : 9781849517485
Author(s) : Paulino Calderon Pale

Nmap is a well known security tool used by penetration testers and system administrators. The Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) has added the possibility to perform additional tasks using the collected host information. Tasks like advanced fingerprinting and service discovery, information gathering, and detection of security vulnerabilities.

“Nmap 6: Network exploration and security auditing cookbook” will help you master Nmap and its scripting engine. You will learn how to use this tool to do a wide variety of practical tasks for pentesting and network monitoring. Finally, after harvesting the power of NSE, you will also learn how to write your own NSE scripts.

“Nmap 6: Network exploration and security auditing cookbook” is a book full of practical knowledge for every security consultant, administrator or enthusiast looking to master Nmap. The book overviews the most important port scanning and host discovery techniques supported by Nmap. You will learn how to detect mis-configurations in web, mail and database servers and also how to implement your own monitoring system.

The book also covers tasks for reporting, scanning numerous hosts, vulnerability detection and exploitation, and its strongest aspect; information gathering.

Paulino Calderon Pale

Paulino Calderón Pale (@calderpwn) is a very passionate software developer and penetration tester from a Caribbean island in México called Cozumel. He learned to write code and administer IT infrastructures early in his life—skills that came handy when he joined the information security industry. Today, he loves learning new technologies, penetration testing, conducting data-gathering experiments, developing software, and contributing to the open source community. He maintains a blog of his public work at http://calderonpale.com. In the summer of 2011, he joined Google’s Summer of Code program to work on the Nmap project as an NSE (Nmap Scripting Engine) developer. He focused on improving the web scanning capabilities of Nmap and has produced over 20 scripts for gathering information, and detecting and exploiting security vulnerabilities since then. He is the cofounder of Websec, an information security company focused on web security operation in México (http://websec.mx) and Canada (http://websec.ca), where they help companies in different industries secure their IT infrastructures

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