Tools of the Trade

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What are some of the more popular security tools that information security professionals use?

While hosts what may be the most comprehensive list of security tools online, below is a short list of tools that aspiring information security professionals should download and learn.

While this isn’t a complete list by any means, any infosec job applicant who has hands-on experience using these tools will definitely have an advantage over the other applicants.



Virtual Machines (VM’s)


Standalone Tools