Oh that’s “just a Nessus scan” or that’s not a real pen test etc. is something that if you are in the infosec/cyber world for a few minutes you will probably hear.
It’s honestly a bit odd, some sort of way of diminishing something because a tool was used, which doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense given most activity involves using something that already exists (sure there are fields and scenarios where this isn’t true but I’m generalising).
So why are we as an industry obsessed with tools and obsessed with berating people for using them? It’s all rather odd.
It perhaps ties in with this Cyber Myth about penetration testing being the tool that’s good and useful in every scenario… I hate to break it to people, but it’s not the principles of security and it certainly isn’t the best/most appropriate “tool” in every scenario. Read more “When running Nessus is a good thing!”