Why perform Alpha Scans on a regular basis?

People are always asking me – “Why should I have you run an Alpha scan for me?”

Because a hacker may have been there already – not a “good” ethical hacker, but the Black hat  variety:


As the Internet Storm Center discusses today: the Infosec community forum post  There are certain ports that should not be open on your machines.

It does depend on what software you have running, but most of the time port 4444 should not respond to an nmap scan (Alpha Scan)


Contact us to test your network systems to make sure that something nefarious is not happening.