Professional Penetration Testing, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124046185
  • ISBN-13: 9780124046184
  • DDC: 005.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 464 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
About the Technical Editor.
1: Introduction.
2: Ethics and Hacking.
3: Setting Up Your Lab.
4: Methodologies and Frameworks.
5: Pentest Project Management.
6: Information Gathering.
7: Vulnerability Identification.
8: Vulnerability Exploitation.
9: Local System Attacks.
10: Privilege Escalation.
11: Targeting Support Systems.
12: Targeting the Network.
13: Web Application Attack Techniques.
14: Reporting Results.
15: Hacking as a Career.