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CS205 Assignment 2 Fall 2021

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Assignment No. 02
Semester: Fall 2021

CS205: Information Security

Total Marks: 25

Due Date: 4th January 2022


Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting assignment:

You need to use MS word document to prepare and submit the assignment on VU-LMS.

It should be clear that your assignment will not get any credit if:

§  The assignment is submitted after due date.

§  The assignment is not in the required format (doc or docx).

§  The submitted assignment does not open or file is corrupt.

§  Assignment is copied (partial or full) from any source (websites, forums, students, etc.).



To enhance the learning capabilities of the students about Vulnerability Management and its Tools. 





You are required to download the QUALYS and NESSUS trial versions and install these tools on your PC/Laptop. If you feel any difficulty in downloading of QUALYS or NESSUS then you can also use cloud versions of these tools . For downloading these tools, you may visit the following links:

Furthermore, to familiarize and know about the working of these tools, you can also study the online guide and watch the related videos on YouTube.

After installing the above mentioned software tools on your PC/Laptop or accessing the same software tools through cloud, you are required to perform the following tasks:

Task- 1:

Run the scanner of above mentioned tools and scan following websites:




Task- 2:

After analyze your scanning results of both websites, select and enlist the name of more secure website.


Task- 3:

Scan Your Browser by using “Qualys BrowserCheck” feature.

Ø  After scan, check the results and see what’s out-of-date and  “Fix It” to update.

Ø  If results are already up-to-date then no need to fix it.

Take the screenshots of all the tasks, paste in the MS Word file as your solution and submit on VU-LMS within due date.

Note:  Your own name must be shown on QUALYS and NESSUS Main screens after login and QUALYS BrowserCheck must show the date for the month of Dec 2021.



Best of luck