As a security engineer I use many tools in my day to day work, ranging from nmap, and other built in tools of Kali to resources on the web, database I’ve aggregated over time, even data I’ve harvested over time and physical hardware as well.
I was wondering what tools other professionals on here use from there day to day?
Here is a list of probably the most common ones. I build solutions as well as find the problems so there are a few coding IDE’s in there I’ll omit them, except saying visual studio code for windows is my preferred choice. That’s a personal thing, I know peeps out there hate VC
* Kali Linux, that’s a big list so lets just include this now.. This is however on a separate laptop a Panasonic CF-52 which in blunt terms is an indestructible bit of kit! its old now but is great out in the field for testing and deploying. Its steel encased, and I’ve dropped it down a flight of stairs and I swear I heard it laughing at me!
* Kali – Nmap
* Kali – MDK (good for wifi attacking)
* Kali airmon-ng (great for wifi monitoring)
* Burpsuite (windows version..)
* Homedale – This is a wifi scanner I use for windows ([https://the-sz.com/products/homedale/index.php](https://the-sz.com/products/homedale/index.php)) I’ve a windows machine as well.
* Tor – both as a browser and a service
For online resources :
* [https://news.ycombinator.com/](https://news.ycombinator.com/) – Great news resource
* [https://www.exploit-db.com/](https://www.exploit-db.com/) – Very good db of current and old exploits
* [https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/keep-up-to-date/threat-reports](https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/keep-up-to-date/threat-reports) (I’m u.k based, so this is regional…)
* [https://threatpost.com/](https://threatpost.com/) – Nice reading.
* [https://apt.thaicert.or.th/cgi-bin/aptgroups.cgi](https://apt.thaicert.or.th/cgi-bin/aptgroups.cgi) – I would recommend looking at this even for the interest value!
* [https://www.shodan.io/](https://www.shodan.io/) – This is basically become google for me.
As mentioned I’ve a lot of offline resources I turn to if I hit a problem. A good one if you are starting out is called cybok [https://www.cybok.org/knowledgebase](https://www.cybok.org/knowledgebase) which is a fantastic aid to memory.
Right your go!