Using the Nessus Infrastructure Vulnerability Scanner

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Learn On Demand Pro Series
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Gain understanding of Nessus scanner by performing a basic scan against a vulnerable target. You will request an activation code, activate, and then update the Nessus Essentials scanner; perform a basic scan of all hosts on the subnet; and perform a credentialed scan of all hosts on the network.

Time
30 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
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Overview

Note: Once you begin the Challenge Lab, you will not be able to pause, save, or exit and then return to your Challenge Lab. Please ensure that you have set aside enough time to complete the Challenge Lab before you start.

Understand the Scenario

You are a security administrator. You need to identify vulnerable devices on your network. First, you will request an activation code, activate, and then update the Nessus Essentials scanner. Next, you will perform a basic scan of all hosts on the subnet. Finally, you will perform a credentialed scan of all hosts on the network.

Understand Your Environment

You will be using a Windows 10 Admin instance.