Earlier we wrote a report on the most used cybercrime tools, right after that we got a message from a reader if we could provide a ‘most used cybersecurity tools’ list. We decided to create a ‘most used cybersecurity tools’ list, as we are aware of the fact that a lot of people want to use reliable cybersecurity tools which will help them to secure their environments and clients. The request from the reader was just a extra push to publish the cybersecurity tools list as soon as possible.
Good cybersecurity tools are very hard to find, a lot of companies will claim that their cybersecurity tool is the best. It is important to keep in mind, that each tool serves a specific goal. You can not use a SQL scanner on a plain html website.
The NMAP scanning tool is made to perform rapid scans on large networks. The tool works perfectly on single hosts also. This tool is used by cybersecurity experts to get a direct view on the environment which they are scanning. The NMAP tool allows the cybersecurity expert to gain insight on the scanned network as it will provide various information samples:
- Which hosts are available on the network
- What services are these hosts offering
- What applications are active on these hosts
- Which versions are these hosts running
ZENMAP is the Windows version of the NMAP tool. The ZENMAP version provides a graphical user interface which allows the user to use the mouse.
The Metasploit environment can be used to exploit found vulnerabilities. The Metasploit framework holds various plugins and techniques ,which allow the cybersecurity expert to perform successfull audits.
The package Armitage provides a GUI to exploit vulnerabilities.
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacyand authentication for data communication. PGP is often used for signing, encrypting, and decrypting texts, e-mails, files, directories, and whole disk partitions and to increase the security of e-mail communications.
VirusTotal, a subsidiary of Google, is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners. At the same time, it may be used as a means to detect false positives, i.e. innocuous resources detected as malicious by one or more scanners.