8.5. Task 8.5: Performing Internet Vulnerability Profiling

Internet vulnerability profiling is reviewing what others can see when scanning your systems from the Internet. Before an attacker can launch an attack, they must know what ports are open and what potential services are tied to those ports. Once this has been determined, the attacker can begin to research known vulnerabilities for the applications found.

For the security professional, this means that it is important to know what outsiders and those on the Internet can access or determine about your network.

8.5.1. Scenario

The organization for which you work has grown quickly. Your manager asked you to run a quick, low-cost test from several of the organization's systems to determine ...

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