CyberTalk with Bill and Robin: 23rd January 2023

CyberTalk: The Security Update

Welcome to a video series intended to raise awareness of cybersecurity issues beyond what is simply in the latest newsfeed.

In this series, Robin Johns and Bill Carter discuss the top Security items that every cyber team needs to know to help keep them aware of what is happening in the wider security space, and more importantly, how Cato helps keep you protected.

This week we're starting to explore cyber tools, starting with the basics:

  1. NMAP - Footprints and Fingerprints
    • A standard tool in any cybersecurity toolbox. Nmap is used to discover hosts and services on a computer network by sending packets and analyzing the responses. Nmap provides a number of features for probing computer networks, including host discovery and service and operating system detection. Is anyone scanning your network today?
  2. OpenVAS - Feeling Vulnerable?
    • OpenVAS is an open-source vulnerability management software that includes tools for scanning networks and applications for vulnerabilities. It provides a centralized management platform for analyzing and remediating identified vulnerabilities. What holes are on your network?
  3. Meterpreter - See Shells
    • Meterpreter is an advanced payload in Metasploit Framework used for penetration testing, it allows an attacker to control a target machine and move laterally in the network after a successful exploit. Should you be worried?
  4. Kali Linux - Many Arms, Many Tools
    • A Linux distribution specifically designed for penetration testing and digital forensics. It comes pre-installed with a wide range of security tools, including network scanners, password-cracking utilities, and forensic analysis tools, making it a popular choice among security professionals for ethical hacking and penetration testing. Can this get you into hot water?

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