© Sagar Rahalkar 2019
Sagar RahalkarQuick Start Guide to Penetration Testinghttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4270-4_1

1. Introduction to NMAP

Sagar Rahalkar1 
Pune, Maharashtra, India

Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing have gained high importance especially in the last couple of years. Organizations often have a complex network of assets storing sensitive data. Such assets are exposed to potential threats from inside as well as from outside the organization. To get an overview of the security posture of the organization, conducting a vulnerability assessment is essential.

It is important to understand the clear difference between vulnerability assessments and penetration testing. To understand this difference, let’s consider a real-world ...

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