by Michael Rothschild on November 2, 2021
by Team Tenable on June 29, 2021
Engineering, human resources, product management and billing: Here's how four employees with a wide range of skills are making their mark in cybersecurity.
At Tenable, we're united in a common mission: to help organizations around the world reduce their cyber risk. While the mission requires a formidable engineering bench, you don't need to be a techie to make a difference in cybersecurity.
by Seth Matheson on June 21, 2021
When only select ports require scanning, use these easy steps to define them
When assessing targets with a network scanner like Nessus, a common question is "How do I control the ports that Nessus tests during a scan?" This blog covers a number of options, including:
by Team Tenable on April 8, 2021
Don't let misconceptions stand in your way – get the facts on five common myths about vulnerability assessment.
The simple truth of vulnerability assessment is that it's not always an easy task to accomplish, especially if you're new to it. Complications arise, and if you sometimes find yourself confused by one part of the process or another as a result, that's nothing to be ashamed of.
by Team Tenable on March 22, 2021
In part two of our series on cyber hygiene, we look at why businesses may need to go beyond the basics of vulnerability scanning and antivirus protection to ensure comprehensive security for their networks.
by Jack Daniel on March 11, 2021
The Nessus team continues to develop advanced assessment capabilities, including visibility into new operating systems, exploitable vulnerabilities and container instances.
When Renaud Deraison first announced Nessus on Bugtraq on Apr. 4, 1998, it was an “alpha” release. Today, as Nessus nears its 23rd birthday, the alpha release has become the alpha vulnerability scanner, the most widely adopted vulnerability assessment tool in the world.
by Team Tenable on March 5, 2021
In part one of our series on cyber hygiene, we explore the fundamentals that can help businesses understand where they're vulnerable and how to protect their networks from cyberattacks and breaches.
by Team Tenable on March 2, 2021
More than 1,500 teams from nearly 140 countries competed in Tenable's first-ever Capture the Flag competition. And the winners are...
That’s a wrap on the first Tenable Capture the Flag event!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated. We were overwhelmed by the response from the community. A few stats:
by Team Tenable on February 22, 2021
Your introduction to vulnerability assessment doesn't have to be confusing – let's go over the key terms.
When you're new to vulnerability assessment (VA) – or any other area of cybersecurity, for that matter – some aspects of the process might seem unfamiliar or confusing. This is particularly true of the jargon; cybersecurity and technology as a whole have a long list of specialized terminology.
by Jesus Garcia Galan on February 16, 2021
Building a precise inventory of existing assets across your attack surface is essential for effective vulnerability management. Here's how the asset detection process in Nessus scanners can help.
by Team Tenable on January 20, 2021
Tenable launches new Capture the Flag event for the security community, running from February 18–22.
Capture the Flag events are a tried and true way of testing your cybersecurity skills, practicing new ones and seeing how you measure up against others in the industry.
At Tenable, we wanted to put on a CTF specifically for our community. We’re proud to announce the first Tenable Capture the Flag will be held in February 2021!
by Seth Matheson on December 18, 2020
Establishing the right configurations and settings can improve Nessus scan results when scanning through firewalls.
Of all the factors that can inhibit a successful Nessus scan — busy systems, congested networks, legacy systems, hosts with large amounts of listening services — firewalls (and other types of filtering devices) are one of the major causes of slow or inaccurate scans. Network-based firewalls are essential for an organization’s perimeter protection and internal network segregation, while host-based firewalls are common on both Linux and Windows systems.
by Team Tenable on December 4, 2020
Security consultants can readily meet clients' specific needs and grow their businesses with help from Nessus Professional.
As a cybersecurity consultant, you're in a unique position: You encounter just about every type of cyberthreat out there – and, often enough, find brand-new dangers in the virtual wild.
by Team Tenable on October 26, 2020
Turning your Nessus scan results into actionable reports helps you dynamically visualize the vulnerability assessment process.
by Team Tenable on October 1, 2020
There's plenty you can do during Nessus Professional's free trial period to experience the strength of the No. 1 vulnerability assessment platform.
It's not always easy to know what to make of free trials, and software in particular can sometimes be so limited in trial mode that it is hard to get a sense of what the full version can do.
by Team Tenable on September 11, 2020
Conduct compliance audit scans effectively and efficiently with Nessus Professional by leveraging these best practices.
Tasks required to maintain compliance don't find themselves on most people's lists of favorite activities. But while such regulatory responsibilities can sometimes be taxing, complex or tedious, that doesn't make them any less necessary. Among the standards and practices pertaining to information security, compliance scanning is one of the most important.
by Team Tenable on August 28, 2020
Observing these best practices for credentialed scanning will help you paint the clearest picture of your network's potential vulnerabilities.
Vulnerability scanning represents one of the most important tools for a modern organization to include in its information security arsenal. But as is true of many cybersecurity practices, it has its variations, chief among them being credentialed and non-credentialed scanning.
by Michael Rothschild on August 18, 2020
by Team Tenable on July 17, 2020
Take a look at key tools for your cybersecurity arsenal, including penetration testing, threat modeling and more.
Determining your organizational approach to cybersecurity — which tools you use, how you allocate personnel and financial resources to the task, where you harden your IT infrastructure the most — is not the easiest task when you're new to it. Truth be told, it's not necessarily easy when you've done it half a dozen times, either.
by Team Tenable on July 15, 2020
Penetration tests and vulnerability assessments make for an excellent tandem approach to cybersecurity.
While similar — and sometimes confused for each other — penetration tests and vulnerability assessments are decidedly not the same thing. There are important, fundamental differences that actually allow these two tactics to be used in tandem.