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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. 

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Configuring The Ports That Nessus Scans

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:

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The Growth of Vulnerability Assessment: A Look at What Nessus Offers Today

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.

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Tenable Capture the Flag 2021: The Results Are In!

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:

Final CTF Stats - Users, teams, countries

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Learn the Language of Vulnerability Assessment: Key Security Terms You Should Know

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. 

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Ready to Test Your Hacking Skills? Join Tenable’s First CTF Competition!

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!

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4 Ways to Improve Nessus Scans Through Firewalls

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. 

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How to Make the Most of Your Nessus Trial

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. 

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How to Maximize Compliance Scans with Nessus

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.

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4 Best Practices for Credentialed Scanning with Nessus

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.

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What's in Your Cybersecurity Arsenal? Penetration Testing and Other Top Tactics

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. 

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