Professional penetration testing [electronic resource] : creating and operating a formal hacking lab / by Thomas Wilhelm.

By: Wilhelm, ThomasMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Rockland, Mass. : Oxford : Syngress ; Elsevier Science [distributor], c2010Description: 1 online resource (xix, 504 p.)ISBN: 9780080960944 (electronic bk.); 0080960944 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Computer security -- Examinations -- Practice | COMPUTERS -- Internet -- Security | COMPUTERS -- Networking -- Security | COMPUTERS -- Security -- General | Computer networks / Security measures | Computer networks / Testing | Computer hackers | Computer networks / Security measures | Computer networks / Testing | Computer hackersGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Professional penetration testing.DDC classification: 005.8068 LOC classification: QA76.9 | .W55 2010ebOnline resources: ScienceDirect
Contents:
PART I -- Setting Up -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Ethics and Hacking -- Chapter 3: Hacking as a Career -- Chapter 4: Setting up Your Lab -- Chapter 5: Creating and Using PenTest Targets in Your Lab -- Chapter 6: Methodologies -- Chapter 7: PenTest Metrics -- Chapter 8: Management of a PenTest -- PART II -- Running a PenTest -- Chapter 9: Information Gathering -- Chapter 10: Vulnerability Identification -- Chapter 11: Vulnerability Verification -- Chapter 12: Compromising a System and Privilege Escalation -- Chapter 13: Maintaining Access -- Chapter 14: Covering Your Tracks -- PART III -- Wrapping Everything Up -- Chapter 15: Reporting Results -- Chapter 16: Archiving Data -- Chapter 17: Cleaning Up Your Lab -- Chapter 18: Planning for Your Next PenTest.
Summary: Save yourself some money! This complete classroom-in-a-book on penetration testing provides material that can cost upwards of $1,000 for a fraction of the price! Thomas Wilhelm has delivered pen 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. Penetration testing is the act of testing a network to find security vulnerabilities before they are exploited by phishers, digital piracy groups, and countless other organized or individual malicious hackers. The material presented will be useful to beginners all the way through to advanced 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 Learn through video - the DVD includes instructional videos that replicate classroom instruction and live, real-world vulnerability simulations of complete servers with known and unknown vulnerabilities to practice hacking skills in a controlled lab environment.
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Save yourself some money! This complete classroom-in-a-book on penetration testing provides material that can cost upwards of $1,000 for a fraction of the price! Thomas Wilhelm has delivered pen 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. Penetration testing is the act of testing a network to find security vulnerabilities before they are exploited by phishers, digital piracy groups, and countless other organized or individual malicious hackers. The material presented will be useful to beginners all the way through to advanced 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 Learn through video - the DVD includes instructional videos that replicate classroom instruction and live, real-world vulnerability simulations of complete servers with known and unknown vulnerabilities to practice hacking skills in a controlled lab environment.

PART I -- Setting Up -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Ethics and Hacking -- Chapter 3: Hacking as a Career -- Chapter 4: Setting up Your Lab -- Chapter 5: Creating and Using PenTest Targets in Your Lab -- Chapter 6: Methodologies -- Chapter 7: PenTest Metrics -- Chapter 8: Management of a PenTest -- PART II -- Running a PenTest -- Chapter 9: Information Gathering -- Chapter 10: Vulnerability Identification -- Chapter 11: Vulnerability Verification -- Chapter 12: Compromising a System and Privilege Escalation -- Chapter 13: Maintaining Access -- Chapter 14: Covering Your Tracks -- PART III -- Wrapping Everything Up -- Chapter 15: Reporting Results -- Chapter 16: Archiving Data -- Chapter 17: Cleaning Up Your Lab -- Chapter 18: Planning for Your Next PenTest.

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