Interpreting Security Tool Output

Lab Steps

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Logging into the Microsoft Azure Portal
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Connecting to the Lab Host Virtual Machine Using RDP
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Interpreting the Output of a Fast Mode Nmap Scan
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Interpreting the Output of a Full Nmap Scan
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Interpreting Live Traffic Analysis with Wireshark

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration40m
Students3

Description

Security tools greatly simplify the task of assessing the security of your environments. However, there is still room for interpretation of reported results and analysis of data. In this Lab, you will use two popular security tools and learn how to understand more about what the tools are doing and how to interpret their results.

You will use Kali Linux as the security platform. You will scan a vulnerable host on the local network and analyze live traffic. The local network for this Lab is contained within a Hyper-V virtual environment. The hosts on the network consist of a variety of Linux and Windows hosts.

This Lab is designed for the CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) certification examination but is of value to security practitioners in general.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:

  • Perform fast and full port scans of targets using Nmap
  • Understand the steps Nmap takes in performing scans
  • Analyze network traffic using Wireshark
  • Use Wireshark to understand how security tools communicate over the network

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

  • Nmap and ARP Scanner basics
  • TCP/IP and OSI network model basics

You can fulfill the prerequisites by completing the Network Mapping and Target Identification Lab and the OSI and TCP/IP Networking Models Course.

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Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

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