What is Active Reconnaissance?


What does it mean when an attacker is performing active reconnaissance on our network?

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When it comes to attackers, information gathering, or reconnaissance is extremely important and can be a determining factor in successful attacks. Through Active Reconnaissance techniques, attackers can gain valuable information about our network by interacting with various systems. Information can be gathered through techniques such as vulnerability scanning, operating system (OS) fingerprinting, and service or version detection.

Join me in this video as we define Active Reconnaissance and describe techniques that attackers might use against our networks. We will also go through a demonstration of a popular tool called NMAP to gather reconnaissance data against a lab target.

**NOTE: You should only perform testing against systems that you have written permission from the owner.**

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