January 14, 2006

Presentation: White-Hat Enterprise Security with nmap

For those of you in the South Florida area, I'll be presenting at the 2006 South Florida Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Information Security Conference and Exhibition on Thursday, January 19. The topic of my presentation is "White-Hat Enterprise Security with nmap," and it's scheduled for 1:30pm Eastern time at The Signature Grand in Davie, Florida.

Here's a summary of the presentation:


Nmap is one of the most ubiquitous security tools in the world. Although nmap has made a name in the hacking community, it’s also one of the most useful tools for white-hat enterprise security. The good guys are using nmap to make their network safer. The network management team uses nmap to identify unknown IP addresses that appear in reports or in a network analysis trace. The security team uses nmap to scan the internal network for a specific open port that might help to identify the extent of a spyware infestation. The client desktop team uses nmap to inventory a remote location to ensure that all known systems are identified and properly patched against future security concerns.

This technical presentation will provide an overview of nmap, provide examples of nmap’s powerful operating system fingerprinting, show how nmap can identify applications, and provide some white-hat examples of how nmap can make a difference in your organization. This presentation will also identify pitfalls and issues to avoid when using nmap in an enterprise environment.


The conference costs $75, but if you mention Network Uptime and the nmap presentation in the online registration form, you can get in the door for $65.

I hope you see you there!

Posted by james_messer at January 14, 2006 11:39 AM


The presentation at the conference was excellent. Thank you for presenting.

Posted by: TK [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 24, 2006 01:22 PM

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