SecuraBit Episode 40: Paul WHO????

SecuraBit Episode 40 – Paul “Pauldotcom” Asadoorian
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-048 – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS09-048.mspx
Renaud script to go from Nmap to Nessus
Interview with Paul Asadoorian (PaulDotCom/Tenable/Nessus)
Intro Questions:
  • Who are you, and what are you doing on THIS podcast?
  • Tell us about the PaulDotCom podcast (I’ve talked to SecuraBit listeners who have never heard of PDC)
  • How long have you been using Nessus?
  • When did you start working for Tenable?
  • What is your role at Tenable?
Nessus Questions:
  • What’s new in this version of Nessus?
  • Are changes driven primarily by Tenable, or the community?
  • What does Nessus use for a scanning engine?
  • How does Nessus interact and work with Nmap?
  • Explain Nessus licensing and what an individual vs a corp is entitled to.
  • How much is a license?
  • Cost of proffesional feed = $1200.00/year
  • Home feed no longer a delay, no SCADA plugins
  • How does Nessus differ from OpenVAS?
  • Can you use the OpenVAS repo with Nessus?
  • Talk about the extensibility of Nessus. (Scripting, etc)
  • How does Nessus work with OVAL definitions? How does this help for FDCC compliance?
  • Does tenable have any dedicated appliances for enterprise scanning and monitoring based on nessus?
Implementation and Operation questions (How Paul Does Things):
  • Do you place scanning servers on each segment of the network, or do you scan through zone-to-zone firewalls? Why?
  • Is there a practical limit to the number of deices that can be scanned by one scanning server? Or is it just a time tradeoff?
  • How often do you scan (and re-scan) a network?
  • How do you handle the results (and avoid dropping a 300 page Nessus report on the server guys and saying FIX IT)
  • Are results parse-able and able to be fed into compliance and risk management tools?
Other Questions:
  • When is the next PaulDotCom episode?
  • What are the topics/guests?
  • What is your favorite beer?
Hosts:
Anthony Gartner  AnthonyGartner.com @anthonygartner
Christopher Mills @thechrisam
Andrew Borel @andrew_secbit
Ed Smiley – @edsmiley
Guest:
Paul Asadoorian – @pauldotcom – http://www.pauldotcom.com
Links:
Tenable Network Security Blog and Podcast – http://blog.tenablesecurity.com/

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