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Hands-On Ethical Hacking and Network Defense 3rd Edition

Michael T. Simpson

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This timely resource helps readers gain the knowledge and skills to protect networks with the tools and techniques of an ethical hacker. The authors begin by exploring the concept of ethical hacking and its practitioners, explaining their importance in protecting corporate and government data. They then offer an in-depth guide to performing security testing. Updated for today’s cyber security environment, this edition of this trusted resource features new security resources; coverage of emerging vulnerabilities and innovative methods to protect networks; a discussion of mobile security; and information about computer crime laws, including penalties for illegal computer hacking.

Michael T. Simpson,

Michael T. Simpson is president/senior consultant of MTS Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in network security and network design. His certifications include CEH, CISSP, Security+, OSSTMM Professional Security Tester (OPST), OSSTMM Professional Security Analyst (OPSA), ITIL, MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, MCT, and OCP. He also holds an M.B.A. from M.B.A. Chaminade University and has authored or co-authored eight books. Mike has more than 30 years of industry experience, including 20 years with the U.S. Department of Defense, where he designed and configured computer networks, served as an Oracle® database and UNIX® administrator, and held multiple cyber security positions.

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  • Numerous case studies guide readers through all aspects of network planning, including interconnectivity issues, physical transmission options, voice and data integration, WAN transport methods, and ATM technologies.
  • This hands-on, highly practical text provides a step-by-step approach to penetration testing techniques and methodologies, equipping readers to apply what they learn with confidence in a variety of scenarios.
  • The authors help readers identify network vulnerabilities and prevent potential threats by deploying the tools and techniques hackers use to bypass network security.
  • In addition to detailed practical material on network security, wireless technology, and their effect on Wide Area Networks, the text provides a useful grounding in ethical and legal issues relevant to penetration testing.
  • Extensive learning tools--including Review Questions, Hands-On Projects, and Case Projects--help reinforce key concepts and allow readers to gain valuable practice applying what they have learned.

Hands-On Ethical Hacking and Network Defense


1. Ethical Hacking Overview.
2. TCP/IP Concepts Review.
3. Network and Computer Attacks.
4. Footprinting and Social Engineering.
5. Port Scanning.
6. Enumeration.
7. Programming for Security Professionals.
8. Desktop and Server OS Vulnerabilities.
9. Embedded Operating Systems: The Hidden Threat.
10. Hacking Web Applications.
11. Hacking Wireless Networks.
12. Cryptography.
13. Network Protection Systems.
Appendix A: Legal Resources.
Appendix B: Resources.

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