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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 is the Application Security Practice Director at Bishop Fox where she focuses on leading a diverse practice that includes traditional application security, mobile applications, and product security (including embedded, industrial, and IoT devices).

As the Application Security Practice Director at Bishop Fox, she has helped facilitate the expansion of the practice to focus on security during the design phase. This includes the development of offerings such as architecture security assessments, source code review, and threat modeling. She has also created a consulting mentorship program and led the revamp of an internal knowledge-sharing series of technical talks.

As a consultant, Kelly frequently performed hardware and wireless testing, becoming a subject matter expert in this area. She is responsible for identifying a high-risk CVE that impacted an Eaton power management appliance.

Kelly is an active member of the security community. At the first ever DerpCon, she presented on Software Defined Radio (SDR), a topic she later wrote about for the Bishop Fox blog in "Ham Hacks: Breaking into Software-Defined Radio."

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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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