What is Kali Linux?


By: Brandon Garcia

Kali Linux by Offensive Security - Official Logo

Kali Linux by Offensive Security – Official LogoKali Linux is an information security tool developed by Offensive Security and released in March 2013. It is a free service that includes over 600 penetration testing tools. The product features multi-language support and is entirely customizable for optimal user accessibility.

Kali Linux is geared towards penetration testing professionals and does require a basic working knowledge of Linux operating systems. You can download it (for free!) at kali.org. The website offers additional tools for security industry workers, including a community forum and professional certifications.

Join me on Wednesday, 3/15 at 5:30 PM EST for the North Country Information Security Professionals Meet Up where I will giving a demo of how to port scan using Nmap on Kali.

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