OpenVAS is more than a vulnerability Scanner! From scan automation and continuous GVMD, SCAP and CERT feed updates to remediation tasks and vulnerability management, this network scanning tool is designed for cyber security professionals.
If you are beginning your career in cyber security and want to learn the nuts and bolts of this powerful and versatile pen-testing tool, this is the perfect beginner tutorial for you! In this video, I go through the OpenVAS (GVM) fundamentals, including dashboards, key configurations, OpenVAS feeds, and of course, network and vulnerability scanning at its best.
Vulnerability scanning is the second phase in pen-testing. This phase is tool-oriented and not usually performed manually. Ethical hackers run several scanners including Nmap and OpenVAS to gather information about endpoints, enumeration, fingerprinting of operating systems, vulnerabilities, and any configuration errors. The idea is to collect as much information as possible with the intent to then exploit the systems.