Network Penetration Testing Toolkit: Netcat, Nmap, and Metasploit Basics

Presentation from Day of Shecurity 2019 familiarizes you with the necessary tools to continue your ethical hacking journey.

Presentation by Kelly Albrink and Cecillia Tran at Day of Shecurity 2019

This presentation introduces you to the top three tools needed to get started in network penetration testing: Nmap, Netcat, and Metasploit.

The presentation covers:

  • Nmap – port scanning, fingerprinting, and NSE scripts
  • Netcat – banner grabbing, bind shells, reverse shells
  • Metasploit – exploits, payloads, handlers, and database usage



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About the author, Kelly Albrink

Application Security Practice Director

Kelly Albrink (CCNA CyberOps, GCIH, GSEC, OSCP, GWAPT, Sec+) is the Application Security Practice Director at Bishop Fox. In this role, she focuses on application security, red teaming, network penetration testing, and hardware security.

Kelly has presented at a number of Bay Area events including Okta's inaugural security conference, Okta Rex, Day of Shecurity, and the DeadDrop San Francisco Meetup. She is a recipient of the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy scholarship, and is an active CTF participant. Kelly has competed in the NetWars Tournament of Champions, a national invite-only competition that admits only those who have placed highly in regional CTFs. In addition, she volunteers with her local hackerspace, Noisebridge, where she organizes Infosec Lab Nights and mentors aspiring penetration testers.

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About the author, Cecillia Tran

Engagement Manager

Cecillia Tran is a Bishop Fox Alumnus who was an Engagement Manager during her time at the firm.

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