Ask Better Questions About Your Network With Nmap Scripting Engine

Tuesday, May 14 | 11:00AM–12:00PM CT | St. Gallen, Second Floor Event Centre
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Nmap is a free and open-source tool used for network and service discovery, auditing, inventory, monitoring, and more. The Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) is a framework allowing anyone to extend the built-in functionality by writing small but powerful scripts. This session will describe the range of possible uses of NSE, demonstrate how to use any of the many published scripts, and then demonstrate how to customize and write entirely new scripts. The ultimate goal is to show you how to translate sophisticated questions about your network into functional Nmap queries that provide immediate, actionable results.

Outcomes: Learn what types of questions you can ask using Nmap scripting engine * Learn how to use publicly available Nmap scripts and libraries * Learn how to write custom Nmap scripts


  • James Clark

    Director of Information Security, University of Chicago

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    Updated on 11/26/2019