In considering new topics for blog posts, I came to realize that it may be interesting to spend a few posts discussing aspects of my home network. While I do not by any means consider my home infrastructure the Fort Knox of home network security, I would venture to say it is a little bit above and beyond the average home network. To start the series, I would like to talk about something very near and dear to my heart, Vulnerability Management. Several years ago, after progressing in my entry-level position as a State Police Information Security Officer, I was given a lateral promotion into a Vulnerability Management Coordinator (VMC) position within a large state government.
Due in no small part to the fact that I was still a little “wet behind the ears” I was extremely dependent on tools in the early phases of my transition into the role of VMC. Thus, I am very selective when it comes to choosing the right vulnerability scanner, even in my home. Over the next two days I will be selecting a primary vulnerability scanner for my home network by researching industry leading freeware/community/trial vulnerability management solutions. In particular the following vulnerability scanners will be considered:
- Tenable Nessus (Home Feed)
- Rapid7 NeXpose (Community Edition)
- eEye Retina
| The Battle For My Home Network