Comptia Security+

Security+ Course – 1.6 Impact of Vulnerabilities

1.6.1 Vendor Vulnerabilities Every IT department relies on products and services provided by outside vendors (Servers, network equipment, software etc…) Product End of Life When a product reaches its end of life it introduces security concerns as they no longer provide patches/security updates for the product. End of Life Cycle End of sale:product is no longer available for sale but…

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Comptia Security+

Security+ Course – 1.5 Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing

1.5.1 Security Assessment Tools Vulnerability assessment tools come in 2 forms: Passive tools – monitor network traffic – observe system activity – provide reports but don’t interact with the systems (therefore no disruption to normal operation) Active tools – do interact with the systems to identify vulnerabilities and lack of security controls – does things like checking open ports or…

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