Nessus is a system vulnerability scanner, which is able to find vulnerabilities within a system. These vulnerabilities are often due to a system operating system being out of date, and insecure network applications (SSH, FTP, etc.).

How to get started:

ITS Security and Policy can scan your system for vulnerabilities. When the scan is complete, we will provide you with a report detailing the vulnerabilities found during the scan, their relative security severity, as well as detailed remediation report that will help you remove the vulnerabilities.

What we need from you:

  1. The IP of the system to scan.
  2. Technical contact for the server.
  3. Network access to the system
  4. Disable endpoint protection software that may interfere with the scan (i.e. intrusion prevention software, host-based firewall).
  5. Time frame for us to perform the scan (scheduled scan).

How do I get started?

Contact the Service Desk at 415-514-4100, and submit a request, or email [email protected].