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Professional Penetration Testing

Professional Penetration Testing Book
Author : Thomas Wilhelm
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2013-06-27
ISBN : 0124046185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Professional Penetration Testing walks you through the entire process of setting up and running a pen test lab. Penetration testing—the act of testing a computer network to find security vulnerabilities before they are maliciously exploited—is a crucial component of information security in any organization. With this book, you will find out how to turn hacking skills into a professional career. Chapters cover planning, metrics, and methodologies; the details of running a pen test, including identifying and verifying vulnerabilities; and archiving, reporting and management practices. Author Thomas Wilhelm has delivered penetration testing training to countless security professionals, and now through the pages of this book you can benefit from his years of experience as a professional penetration tester and educator. After reading this book, you will be able to create a personal penetration test lab that can deal with real-world vulnerability scenarios. All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web. Find out how to turn hacking and pen testing skills into a professional career Understand how to conduct controlled attacks on a network through real-world examples of vulnerable and exploitable servers Master project management skills necessary for running a formal penetration test and setting up a professional ethical hacking business Discover metrics and reporting methodologies that provide experience crucial to a professional penetration tester

Professional Penetration Testing

Professional Penetration Testing Book
Author : Thomas Wilhelm
Publisher : Syngress Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781597494250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Professional Penetration Testing walks you through the entire process of setting up and running a pen test lab. Penetration testing-the act of testing a computer network to find security vulnerabilities before they are maliciously exploited-is a crucial component of information security in any organization. With this book, you will find out how to turn hacking skills into a professional career. Chapters cover planning, metrics, and methodologies; the details of running a pen test, including identifying and verifying vulnerabilities; and archiving, reporting and management practices. Author Thomas Wilhelm has delivered penetration testing training to countless security professionals, and now through the pages of this book you can benefit from his years of experience as a professional penetration tester and educator. After reading this book, you will be able to create a personal penetration test lab that can deal with real-world vulnerability scenarios. All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web. Find out how to turn hacking and pen testing skills into a professional career Understand how to conduct controlled attacks on a network through real-world examples of vulnerable and exploitable servers Master project management skills necessary for running a formal penetration test and setting up a professional ethical hacking business Discover metrics and reporting methodologies that provide experience crucial to a professional penetration tester

Professional Penetration Testing

Professional Penetration Testing Book
Author : Thomas Wilhelm
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Professional Penetration Testing: Creating and Operating a Formal Hacking Lab examines all aspects of professional penetration testing, from project management to team building, metrics, risk management, training, reporting, information gathering, vulnerability identification, vulnerability exploitation, privilege escalation, and test-data archival methods. It also discusses how to maintain access and cover one's tracks. It includes two video courses to teach readers fundamental and intermediate information-system penetration testing techniques, and to explain how to create and operate a formal hacking lab. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 focuses on the professionals who are members of a penetration test team, the skills required to be an effective team member, and the ways to create a PenTest lab. Part 2 looks at the activities involved in a penetration test and how to run a PenTest to improve the overall security posture of the client. Part 3 discusses the creation of a final report for the client, cleaning up the lab for the next penetration test, and identifying the training needs of penetration-test team members. This book will benefit both experienced and novice penetration test practitioners. Find out how to turn hacking and pen testing skills into a professional career Understand how to conduct controlled attacks on a network through real-world examples of vulnerable and exploitable servers Master project management skills necessary for running a formal penetration test and setting up a professional ethical hacking business Discover metrics and reporting methodologies that provide experience crucial to a professional penetration tester.

Metasploit Toolkit for Penetration Testing Exploit Development and Vulnerability Research

Metasploit Toolkit for Penetration Testing  Exploit Development  and Vulnerability Research Book
Author : David Maynor
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-04-18
ISBN : 008054925X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Metasploit Toolkit for Penetration Testing, Exploit Development, and Vulnerability Research is the first book available for the Metasploit Framework (MSF), which is the attack platform of choice for one of the fastest growing careers in IT security: Penetration Testing. The book will provide professional penetration testers and security researchers with a fully integrated suite of tools for discovering, running, and testing exploit code. This book discusses how to use the Metasploit Framework (MSF) as an exploitation platform. The book begins with a detailed discussion of the three MSF interfaces: msfweb, msfconsole, and msfcli .This chapter demonstrates all of the features offered by the MSF as an exploitation platform. With a solid understanding of MSF’s capabilities, the book then details techniques for dramatically reducing the amount of time required for developing functional exploits. By working through a real-world vulnerabilities against popular closed source applications, the reader will learn how to use the tools and MSF to quickly build reliable attacks as standalone exploits. The section will also explain how to integrate an exploit directly into the Metasploit Framework by providing a line-by-line analysis of an integrated exploit module. Details as to how the Metasploit engine drives the behind-the-scenes exploitation process will be covered, and along the way the reader will come to understand the advantages of exploitation frameworks. The final section of the book examines the Meterpreter payload system and teaches readers to develop completely new extensions that will integrate fluidly with the Metasploit Framework. A November 2004 survey conducted by "CSO Magazine" stated that 42% of chief security officers considered penetration testing to be a security priority for their organizations The Metasploit Framework is the most popular open source exploit platform, and there are no competing books

Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing Book
Author : Georgia Weidman
Publisher : No Starch Press
Release : 2014-06-14
ISBN : 1593275641
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Penetration testers simulate cyber attacks to find security weaknesses in networks, operating systems, and applications. Information security experts worldwide use penetration techniques to evaluate enterprise defenses. In Penetration Testing, security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs. Using a virtual machine–based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems, you’ll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark, Nmap, and Burp Suite. As you follow along with the labs and launch attacks, you’ll experience the key stages of an actual assessment—including information gathering, finding exploitable vulnerabilities, gaining access to systems, post exploitation, and more. Learn how to: –Crack passwords and wireless network keys with brute-forcing and wordlists –Test web applications for vulnerabilities –Use the Metasploit Framework to launch exploits and write your own Metasploit modules –Automate social-engineering attacks –Bypass antivirus software –Turn access to one machine into total control of the enterprise in the post exploitation phase You’ll even explore writing your own exploits. Then it’s on to mobile hacking—Weidman’s particular area of research—with her tool, the Smartphone Pentest Framework. With its collection of hands-on lessons that cover key tools and strategies, Penetration Testing is the introduction that every aspiring hacker needs.

Advanced Penetration Testing

Advanced Penetration Testing Book
Author : Wil Allsopp
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-03-20
ISBN : 1119367689
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Build a better defense against motivated, organized, professional attacks Advanced Penetration Testing: Hacking the World's Most Secure Networks takes hacking far beyond Kali linux and Metasploit to provide a more complex attack simulation. Featuring techniques not taught in any certification prep or covered by common defensive scanners, this book integrates social engineering, programming, and vulnerability exploits into a multidisciplinary approach for targeting and compromising high security environments. From discovering and creating attack vectors, and moving unseen through a target enterprise, to establishing command and exfiltrating data—even from organizations without a direct Internet connection—this guide contains the crucial techniques that provide a more accurate picture of your system's defense. Custom coding examples use VBA, Windows Scripting Host, C, Java, JavaScript, Flash, and more, with coverage of standard library applications and the use of scanning tools to bypass common defensive measures. Typical penetration testing consists of low-level hackers attacking a system with a list of known vulnerabilities, and defenders preventing those hacks using an equally well-known list of defensive scans. The professional hackers and nation states on the forefront of today's threats operate at a much more complex level—and this book shows you how to defend your high security network. Use targeted social engineering pretexts to create the initial compromise Leave a command and control structure in place for long-term access Escalate privilege and breach networks, operating systems, and trust structures Infiltrate further using harvested credentials while expanding control Today's threats are organized, professionally-run, and very much for-profit. Financial institutions, health care organizations, law enforcement, government agencies, and other high-value targets need to harden their IT infrastructure and human capital against targeted advanced attacks from motivated professionals. Advanced Penetration Testing goes beyond Kali linux and Metasploit and to provide you advanced pen testing for high security networks.

From Hacking to Report Writing

From Hacking to Report Writing Book
Author : Robert Svensson
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2016-11-04
ISBN : 1484222830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn everything you need to know to become a professional security and penetration tester. It simplifies hands-on security and penetration testing by breaking down each step of the process so that finding vulnerabilities and misconfigurations becomes easy. The book explains how to methodically locate, exploit, and professionally report security weaknesses using techniques such as SQL-injection, denial-of-service attacks, and password hacking. Although From Hacking to Report Writing will give you the technical know-how needed to carry out advanced security tests, it also offers insight into crafting professional looking reports describing your work and how your customers can benefit from it. The book will give you the tools you need to clearly communicate the benefits of high-quality security and penetration testing to IT-management, executives and other stakeholders. Embedded in the book are a number of on-the-job stories that will give you a good understanding of how you can apply what you have learned to real-world situations. We live in a time where computer security is more important than ever. Staying one step ahead of hackers has never been a bigger challenge. From Hacking to Report Writing clarifies how you can sleep better at night knowing that your network has been thoroughly tested. What you’ll learn Clearly understand why security and penetration testing is important Find vulnerabilities in any system using the same techniques as hackers do Write professional looking reports Know which security and penetration testing method to apply for any given situation Successfully hold together a security and penetration test project Who This Book Is For Aspiring security and penetration testers, security consultants, security and penetration testers, IT managers, and security researchers.

Penetration Testing Essentials

Penetration Testing Essentials Book
Author : Sean-Philip Oriyano
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-12-05
ISBN : 1119235308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Your pen testing career begins here, with a solid foundation in essential skills and concepts Penetration Testing Essentials provides a starting place for professionals and beginners looking to learn more about penetration testing for cybersecurity. Certification eligibility requires work experience—but before you get that experience, you need a basic understanding of the technical and behavioral ways attackers compromise security, and the tools and techniques you'll use to discover the weak spots before others do. You'll learn information gathering techniques, scanning and enumeration, how to target wireless networks, and much more as you build your pen tester skill set. You'll learn how to break in, look around, get out, and cover your tracks, all without ever being noticed. Pen testers are tremendously important to data security, so they need to be sharp and well-versed in technique, but they also need to work smarter than the average hacker. This book set you on the right path, with expert instruction from a veteran IT security expert with multiple security certifications. IT Security certifications have stringent requirements and demand a complex body of knowledge. This book lays the groundwork for any IT professional hoping to move into a cybersecurity career by developing a robust pen tester skill set. Learn the fundamentals of security and cryptography Master breaking, entering, and maintaining access to a system Escape and evade detection while covering your tracks Build your pen testing lab and the essential toolbox Start developing the tools and mindset you need to become experienced in pen testing today.

Hands On Penetration Testing on Windows

Hands On Penetration Testing on Windows Book
Author : Phil Bramwell
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2018-07-30
ISBN : 1788295099
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Master the art of identifying vulnerabilities within the Windows OS and develop the desired solutions for it using Kali Linux. Key Features Identify the vulnerabilities in your system using Kali Linux 2018.02 Discover the art of exploiting Windows kernel drivers Get to know several bypassing techniques to gain control of your Windows environment Book Description Windows has always been the go-to platform for users around the globe to perform administration and ad hoc tasks, in settings that range from small offices to global enterprises, and this massive footprint makes securing Windows a unique challenge. This book will enable you to distinguish yourself to your clients. In this book, you'll learn advanced techniques to attack Windows environments from the indispensable toolkit that is Kali Linux. We'll work through core network hacking concepts and advanced Windows exploitation techniques, such as stack and heap overflows, precision heap spraying, and kernel exploitation, using coding principles that allow you to leverage powerful Python scripts and shellcode. We'll wrap up with post-exploitation strategies that enable you to go deeper and keep your access. Finally, we'll introduce kernel hacking fundamentals and fuzzing testing, so you can discover vulnerabilities and write custom exploits. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed in identifying vulnerabilities within the Windows OS and developing the desired solutions for them. What you will learn Get to know advanced pen testing techniques with Kali Linux Gain an understanding of Kali Linux tools and methods from behind the scenes See how to use Kali Linux at an advanced level Understand the exploitation of Windows kernel drivers Understand advanced Windows concepts and protections, and how to bypass them using Kali Linux Discover Windows exploitation techniques, such as stack and heap overflows and kernel exploitation, through coding principles Who this book is for This book is for penetration testers, ethical hackers, and individuals breaking into the pentesting role after demonstrating an advanced skill in boot camps. Prior experience with Windows exploitation, Kali Linux, and some Windows debugging tools is necessary

Penetration Testing A Survival Guide

Penetration Testing  A Survival Guide Book
Author : Wolf Halton,Bo Weaver,Juned Ahmed Ansari,Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli,Mohammed A. Imran
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2017-01-18
ISBN : 1787289885
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A complete pentesting guide facilitating smooth backtracking for working hackers About This Book Conduct network testing, surveillance, pen testing and forensics on MS Windows using Kali Linux Gain a deep understanding of the flaws in web applications and exploit them in a practical manner Pentest Android apps and perform various attacks in the real world using real case studies Who This Book Is For This course is for anyone who wants to learn about security. Basic knowledge of Android programming would be a plus. What You Will Learn Exploit several common Windows network vulnerabilities Recover lost files, investigate successful hacks, and discover hidden data in innocent-looking files Expose vulnerabilities present in web servers and their applications using server-side attacks Use SQL and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks Check for XSS flaws using the burp suite proxy Acquaint yourself with the fundamental building blocks of Android Apps in the right way Take a look at how your personal data can be stolen by malicious attackers See how developers make mistakes that allow attackers to steal data from phones In Detail The need for penetration testers has grown well over what the IT industry ever anticipated. Running just a vulnerability scanner is no longer an effective method to determine whether a business is truly secure. This learning path will help you develop the most effective penetration testing skills to protect your Windows, web applications, and Android devices. The first module focuses on the Windows platform, which is one of the most common OSes, and managing its security spawned the discipline of IT security. Kali Linux is the premier platform for testing and maintaining Windows security. Employs the most advanced tools and techniques to reproduce the methods used by sophisticated hackers. In this module first,you'll be introduced to Kali's top ten tools and other useful reporting tools. Then, you will find your way around your target network and determine known vulnerabilities so you can exploit a system remotely. You'll not only learn to penetrate in the machine, but will also learn to work with Windows privilege escalations. The second module will help you get to grips with the tools used in Kali Linux 2.0 that relate to web application hacking. You will get to know about scripting and input validation flaws, AJAX, and security issues related to AJAX. You will also use an automated technique called fuzzing so you can identify flaws in a web application. Finally, you'll understand the web application vulnerabilities and the ways they can be exploited. In the last module, you'll get started with Android security. Android, being the platform with the largest consumer base, is the obvious primary target for attackers. You'll begin this journey with the absolute basics and will then slowly gear up to the concepts of Android rooting, application security assessments, malware, infecting APK files, and fuzzing. You'll gain the skills necessary to perform Android application vulnerability assessments and to create an Android pentesting lab. This Learning Path is a blend of content from the following Packt products: Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing by Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux, Second Edition by Juned Ahmed Ansari Hacking Android by Srinivasa Rao Kotipalli and Mohammed A. Imran Style and approach This course uses easy-to-understand yet professional language for explaining concepts to test your network's security.

Penetration Testing for Jobseekers

Penetration Testing for Jobseekers Book
Author : Debasish Mandal
Publisher : BPB Publications
Release : 2022-04-19
ISBN : 9355511973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understand and Conduct Ethical Hacking and Security Assessments KEY FEATURES ● Practical guidance on discovering, assessing, and mitigating web, network, mobile, and wireless vulnerabilities. ● Experimentation with Kali Linux, Burp Suite, MobSF, Metasploit and Aircrack-suite. ● In-depth explanation of topics focusing on how to crack ethical hacking interviews. DESCRIPTION Penetration Testing for Job Seekers is an attempt to discover the way to a spectacular career in cyber security, specifically penetration testing. This book offers a practical approach by discussing several computer and network fundamentals before delving into various penetration testing approaches, tools, and techniques. Written by a veteran security professional, this book provides a detailed look at the dynamics that form a person's career as a penetration tester. This book is divided into ten chapters and covers numerous facets of penetration testing, including web application, network, Android application, wireless penetration testing, and creating excellent penetration test reports. This book also shows how to set up an in-house hacking lab from scratch to improve your skills. A penetration tester's professional path, possibilities, average day, and day-to-day obstacles are all outlined to help readers better grasp what they may anticipate from a cybersecurity career. Using this book, readers will be able to boost their employability and job market relevance, allowing them to sprint towards a lucrative career as a penetration tester. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ●Perform penetration testing on web apps, networks, android apps, and wireless networks. ●Access to the most widely used penetration testing methodologies and standards in the industry. ●Use an artistic approach to find security holes in source code. ●Learn how to put together a high-quality penetration test report. ● Popular technical interview questions on ethical hacker and pen tester job roles. ● Exploration of different career options, paths, and possibilities in cyber security. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for aspiring security analysts, pen testers, ethical hackers, anyone who wants to learn how to become a successful pen tester. A fundamental understanding of network principles and workings is helpful but not required. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Cybersecurity, Career Path, and Prospects 2. Introduction to Penetration Testing 3. Setting Up Your Lab for Penetration Testing 4. Web Application and API Penetration Testing 5. The Art of Secure Source Code Review 6. Penetration Testing Android Mobile Applications 7. Network Penetration Testing 8. Wireless Penetration Testing 9. Report Preparation and Documentation 10. A Day in the Life of a Pen Tester

Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly Secured Environments

Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly Secured Environments Book
Author : Lee Allen,Kevin Cardwell
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2016-03-29
ISBN : 1784392022
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Employ the most advanced pentesting techniques and tools to build highly-secured systems and environments About This Book Learn how to build your own pentesting lab environment to practice advanced techniques Customize your own scripts, and learn methods to exploit 32-bit and 64-bit programs Explore a vast variety of stealth techniques to bypass a number of protections when penetration testing Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to improve their skills in penetration testing. As it follows a step-by-step approach, anyone from a novice to an experienced security tester can learn effective techniques to deal with highly secured environments. Whether you are brand new or a seasoned expert, this book will provide you with the skills you need to successfully create, customize, and plan an advanced penetration test. What You Will Learn A step-by-step methodology to identify and penetrate secured environments Get to know the process to test network services across enterprise architecture when defences are in place Grasp different web application testing methods and how to identify web application protections that are deployed Understand a variety of concepts to exploit software Gain proven post-exploitation techniques to exfiltrate data from the target Get to grips with various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat the latest defences Be the first to find out the latest methods to bypass firewalls Follow proven approaches to record and save the data from tests for analysis In Detail The defences continue to improve and become more and more common, but this book will provide you with a number or proven techniques to defeat the latest defences on the networks. The methods and techniques contained will provide you with a powerful arsenal of best practices to increase your penetration testing successes. The processes and methodology will provide you techniques that will enable you to be successful, and the step by step instructions of information gathering and intelligence will allow you to gather the required information on the targets you are testing. The exploitation and post-exploitation sections will supply you with the tools you would need to go as far as the scope of work will allow you. The challenges at the end of each chapter are designed to challenge you and provide real-world situations that will hone and perfect your penetration testing skills. You will start with a review of several well respected penetration testing methodologies, and following this you will learn a step-by-step methodology of professional security testing, including stealth, methods of evasion, and obfuscation to perform your tests and not be detected! The final challenge will allow you to create your own complex layered architecture with defences and protections in place, and provide the ultimate testing range for you to practice the methods shown throughout the book. The challenge is as close to an actual penetration test assignment as you can get! Style and approach The book follows the standard penetration testing stages from start to finish with step-by-step examples. The book thoroughly covers penetration test expectations, proper scoping and planning, as well as enumeration and foot printing

AWS Penetration Testing

AWS Penetration Testing Book
Author : Jonathan Helmus
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2020-12-04
ISBN : 1839213868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Get to grips with security assessment, vulnerability exploitation, workload security, and encryption with this guide to ethical hacking and learn to secure your AWS environment Key Features Perform cybersecurity events such as red or blue team activities and functional testing Gain an overview and understanding of AWS penetration testing and security Make the most of your AWS cloud infrastructure by learning about AWS fundamentals and exploring pentesting best practices Book Description Cloud security has always been treated as the highest priority by AWS while designing a robust cloud infrastructure. AWS has now extended its support to allow users and security experts to perform penetration tests on its environment. This has not only revealed a number of loopholes and brought vulnerable points in their existing system to the fore, but has also opened up opportunities for organizations to build a secure cloud environment. This book teaches you how to perform penetration tests in a controlled AWS environment. You'll begin by performing security assessments of major AWS resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon S3, Amazon API Gateway, and AWS Lambda. Throughout the course of this book, you'll also learn about specific tests such as exploiting applications, testing permissions flaws, and discovering weak policies. Moving on, you'll discover how to establish private-cloud access through backdoor Lambda functions. As you advance, you'll explore the no-go areas where users can't make changes due to vendor restrictions and find out how you can avoid being flagged to AWS in these cases. Finally, this book will take you through tips and tricks for securing your cloud environment in a professional way. By the end of this penetration testing book, you'll have become well-versed in a variety of ethical hacking techniques for securing your AWS environment against modern cyber threats. What you will learn Set up your AWS account and get well-versed in various pentesting services Delve into a variety of cloud pentesting tools and methodologies Discover how to exploit vulnerabilities in both AWS and applications Understand the legality of pentesting and learn how to stay in scope Explore cloud pentesting best practices, tips, and tricks Become competent at using tools such as Kali Linux, Metasploit, and Nmap Get to grips with post-exploitation procedures and find out how to write pentesting reports Who this book is for If you are a network engineer, system administrator, or system operator looking to secure your AWS environment against external cyberattacks, then this book is for you. Ethical hackers, penetration testers, and security consultants who want to enhance their cloud security skills will also find this book useful. No prior experience in penetration testing is required; however, some understanding of cloud computing or AWS cloud is recommended.

The Art of Network Penetration Testing

The Art of Network Penetration Testing Book
Author : Royce Davis
Publisher : Manning Publications
Release : 2020-12-29
ISBN : 1617296821
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Art of Network Penetration Testing is a guide to simulating an internal security breach. You’ll take on the role of the attacker and work through every stage of a professional pentest, from information gathering to seizing control of a system and owning the network. Summary Penetration testing is about more than just getting through a perimeter firewall. The biggest security threats are inside the network, where attackers can rampage through sensitive data by exploiting weak access controls and poorly patched software. Designed for up-and-coming security professionals, The Art of Network Penetration Testing teaches you how to take over an enterprise network from the inside. It lays out every stage of an internal security assessment step-by-step, showing you how to identify weaknesses before a malicious invader can do real damage. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the technology Penetration testers uncover security gaps by attacking networks exactly like malicious intruders do. To become a world-class pentester, you need to master offensive security concepts, leverage a proven methodology, and practice, practice, practice. Th is book delivers insights from security expert Royce Davis, along with a virtual testing environment you can use to hone your skills. About the book The Art of Network Penetration Testing is a guide to simulating an internal security breach. You’ll take on the role of the attacker and work through every stage of a professional pentest, from information gathering to seizing control of a system and owning the network. As you brute force passwords, exploit unpatched services, and elevate network level privileges, you’ll learn where the weaknesses are—and how to take advantage of them. What's inside Set up a virtual pentest lab Exploit Windows and Linux network vulnerabilities Establish persistent re-entry to compromised targets Detail your findings in an engagement report About the reader For tech professionals. No security experience required. About the author Royce Davis has orchestrated hundreds of penetration tests, helping to secure many of the largest companies in the world. Table of Contents 1 Network Penetration Testing PHASE 1 - INFORMATION GATHERING 2 Discovering network hosts 3 Discovering network services 4 Discovering network vulnerabilities PHASE 2 - FOCUSED PENETRATION 5 Attacking vulnerable web services 6 Attacking vulnerable database services 7 Attacking unpatched services PHASE 3 - POST-EXPLOITATION AND PRIVILEGE ESCALATION 8 Windows post-exploitation 9 Linux or UNIX post-exploitation 10 Controlling the entire network PHASE 4 - DOCUMENTATION 11 Post-engagement cleanup 12 Writing a solid pentest deliverable

The Pentester BluePrint

The Pentester BluePrint Book
Author : Phillip L. Wylie,Kim Crawley
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-11-24
ISBN : 1119684307
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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JUMPSTART YOUR NEW AND EXCITING CAREER AS A PENETRATION TESTER The Pentester BluePrint: Your Guide to Being a Pentester offers readers a chance to delve deeply into the world of the ethical, or "white-hat" hacker. Accomplished pentester and author Phillip L. Wylie and cybersecurity researcher Kim Crawley walk you through the basic and advanced topics necessary to understand how to make a career out of finding vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications. You'll learn about the role of a penetration tester, what a pentest involves, and the prerequisite knowledge you'll need to start the educational journey of becoming a pentester. Discover how to develop a plan by assessing your current skillset and finding a starting place to begin growing your knowledge and skills. Finally, find out how to become employed as a pentester by using social media, networking strategies, and community involvement. Perfect for IT workers and entry-level information security professionals, The Pentester BluePrint also belongs on the bookshelves of anyone seeking to transition to the exciting and in-demand field of penetration testing. Written in a highly approachable and accessible style, The Pentester BluePrint avoids unnecessarily technical lingo in favor of concrete advice and practical strategies to help you get your start in pentesting. This book will teach you: The foundations of pentesting, including basic IT skills like operating systems, networking, and security systems The development of hacking skills and a hacker mindset Where to find educational options, including college and university classes, security training providers, volunteer work, and self-study Which certifications and degrees are most useful for gaining employment as a pentester How to get experience in the pentesting field, including labs, CTFs, and bug bounties

Penetration Testing Fundamentals

Penetration Testing Fundamentals Book
Author : William (Chuck) Easttom II
Publisher : Pearson IT Certification
Release : 2018-03-06
ISBN : 0134854543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The perfect introduction to pen testing for all IT professionals and students · Clearly explains key concepts, terminology, challenges, tools, and skills · Covers the latest penetration testing standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST Welcome to today’s most useful and practical introduction to penetration testing. Chuck Easttom brings together up-to-the-minute coverage of all the concepts, terminology, challenges, and skills you’ll need to be effective. Drawing on decades of experience in cybersecurity and related IT fields, Easttom integrates theory and practice, covering the entire penetration testing life cycle from planning to reporting. You’ll gain practical experience through a start-to-finish sample project relying on free open source tools. Throughout, quizzes, projects, and review sections deepen your understanding and help you apply what you’ve learned. Including essential pen testing standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST, Penetration Testing Fundamentals will help you protect your assets–and expand your career options. LEARN HOW TO · Understand what pen testing is and how it’s used · Meet modern standards for comprehensive and effective testing · Review cryptography essentials every pen tester must know · Perform reconnaissance with Nmap, Google searches, and ShodanHq · Use malware as part of your pen testing toolkit · Test for vulnerabilities in Windows shares, scripts, WMI, and the Registry · Pen test websites and web communication · Recognize SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks · Scan for vulnerabilities with OWASP ZAP, Vega, Nessus, and MBSA · Identify Linux vulnerabilities and password cracks · Use Kali Linux for advanced pen testing · Apply general hacking technique ssuch as fake Wi-Fi hotspots and social engineering · Systematically test your environment with Metasploit · Write or customize sophisticated Metasploit exploits

Python Penetration Testing Essentials

Python Penetration Testing Essentials Book
Author : Mohit
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2015-01-28
ISBN : 1784395889
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If you are a Python programmer or a security researcher who has basic knowledge of Python programming and want to learn about penetration testing with the help of Python, this book is ideal for you. Even if you are new to the field of ethical hacking, this book can help you find the vulnerabilities in your system so that you are ready to tackle any kind of attack or intrusion.

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux Book
Author : Joseph Muniz
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2013-09-25
ISBN : 1782163174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux contains various penetration testing methods using BackTrack that will be used by the reader. It contains clear step-by-step instructions with lot of screenshots. It is written in an easy to understand language which will further simplify the understanding for the user."Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux" is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning how to become a penetration tester. It will also help the users who are new to Kali Linux and want to learn the features and differences in Kali versus Backtrack, and seasoned penetration testers who may need a refresher or reference on new tools and techniques. Basic familiarity with web-based programming languages such as PHP, JavaScript and MySQL will also prove helpful.

Kali Linux 2 Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

Kali Linux 2     Assuring Security by Penetration Testing Book
Author : Gerard Johansen,Lee Allen,Tedi Heriyanto,Shakeel Ali
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2016-09-22
ISBN : 1785886061
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Achieve the gold standard in penetration testing with Kali using this masterpiece, now in its third edition! About This Book Get a rock-solid insight into penetration testing techniques and test your corporate network against threats like never before Formulate your pentesting strategies by relying on the most up-to-date and feature-rich Kali version in town—Kali Linux 2 (aka Sana). Experience this journey with new cutting-edge wireless penetration tools and a variety of new features to make your pentesting experience smoother Who This Book Is For If you are an IT security professional or a student with basic knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems, including an awareness of information security factors, and you want to use Kali Linux for penetration testing, this book is for you. What You Will Learn Find out to download and install your own copy of Kali Linux Properly scope and conduct the initial stages of a penetration test Conduct reconnaissance and enumeration of target networks Exploit and gain a foothold on a target system or network Obtain and crack passwords Use the Kali Linux NetHunter install to conduct wireless penetration testing Create proper penetration testing reports In Detail Kali Linux is a comprehensive penetration testing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit the vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. With Kali Linux, you can apply appropriate testing methodology with defined business objectives and a scheduled test plan, resulting in a successful penetration testing project engagement. Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing is a fully focused, structured book providing guidance on developing practical penetration testing skills by demonstrating cutting-edge hacker tools and techniques with a coherent, step-by-step approach. This book offers you all of the essential lab preparation and testing procedures that reflect real-world attack scenarios from a business perspective, in today's digital age. Style and approach This practical guide will showcase penetration testing through cutting-edge tools and techniques using a coherent, step-by-step approach.

Hands on Penetration Testing for Web Applications

Hands on Penetration Testing for Web Applications Book
Author : Richa Gupta
Publisher : BPB Publications
Release : 2021-03-27
ISBN : 9389328543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn how to build an end-to-end Web application security testing framework KEY FEATURES ● Exciting coverage on vulnerabilities and security loopholes in modern web applications. ● Practical exercises and case scenarios on performing pentesting and identifying security breaches. ● Cutting-edge offerings on implementation of tools including nmap, burp suite and wireshark. DESCRIPTION Hands-on Penetration Testing for Web Applications offers readers with knowledge and skillset to identify, exploit and control the security vulnerabilities present in commercial web applications including online banking, mobile payments and e-commerce applications. We begin with exposure to modern application vulnerabilities present in web applications. You will learn and gradually practice the core concepts of penetration testing and OWASP Top Ten vulnerabilities including injection, broken authentication and access control, security misconfigurations and cross-site scripting (XSS). You will then gain advanced skillset by exploring the methodology of security testing and how to work around security testing as a true security professional. This book also brings cutting-edge coverage on exploiting and detecting vulnerabilities such as authentication flaws, session flaws, access control flaws, input validation flaws etc. You will discover an end-to-end implementation of tools such as nmap, burp suite, and wireshark. You will then learn to practice how to execute web application intrusion testing in automated testing tools and also to analyze vulnerabilities and threats present in the source codes. By the end of this book, you will gain in-depth knowledge of web application testing framework and strong proficiency in exploring and building high secured web applications. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ● Complete overview of concepts of web penetration testing. ● Learn to secure against OWASP TOP 10 web vulnerabilities. ● Practice different techniques and signatures for identifying vulnerabilities in the source code of the web application. ● Discover security flaws in your web application using most popular tools like nmap and wireshark. ● Learn to respond modern automated cyber attacks with the help of expert-led tips and tricks. ● Exposure to analysis of vulnerability codes, security automation tools and common security flaws. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for Penetration Testers, ethical hackers, and web application developers. People who are new to security testing will also find this book useful. Basic knowledge of HTML, JavaScript would be an added advantage. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Why Application Security? 2. Modern application Vulnerabilities 3. Web Pentesting Methodology 4. Testing Authentication 5. Testing Session Management 6. Testing Secure Channels 7. Testing Secure Access Control 8. Sensitive Data and Information disclosure 9. Testing Secure Data validation 10. Attacking Application Users: Other Techniques 11. Attacking Application Users: Other Techniques 12. Automating Custom Attacks 13. Pentesting Tools 14. Static Code Analysis 15. Mitigations and Core Defense Mechanisms