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CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-002

By : Mike Chapple, David Seidl
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CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-002

By: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Overview of this book

The Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CompTIA CySA+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). More than just test prep, this book helps you to learn skills to demonstrate your command of all domains and topics covered by the CySA+ exam. The CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide provides complete coverage of all exam objectives for the new CySA+ certification. The CySA+ certification validates a candidate's skills to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis, and identify vulnerabilities with a goal of securing and protecting systems of organizations. You'll study concepts with real-world examples drawn from experts, and hands-on labs. You'll gain insight on how to create your own cybersecurity toolkit. The end-of-chapter review questions will help you reinforce your knowledge. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to think and respond like a seasoned professional.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
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About the Authors
Assessment Test
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Lab Exercises

Activity 2.1: Port Scanning

In this exercise, you will use a Kali Linux virtual machine to

  • Perform a port scan of a vulnerable system using nmap
  • Identify the remote system’s operating system and version
  • Capture packets during the port scan

Part 1: Setting Up Virtual Machines

Information on downloading and setting up the Kali Linux and Metasploitable virtual machines can be found in the introduction of this book. You can also substitute your own system if you have one already set up to run nmap while capturing traffic using Wireshark.

  1. Boot the Kali Linux and Metasploitable virtual machines and log into both. The username/password pair for Kali Linux is root/toor, and Metasploitable uses msfadmin/msfadmin.
  2. Run ifconfig from the console of the Metasploitable virtual machine. Take note of the IP address assigned to the system.

Part 2: Scanning

Now we will perform a port scan of the Metasploitable virtual machine. Metasploitable is designed to be vulnerable, so...