Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments
The internet security field has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade. Everyday more people around the globe gain access to the internet and not all of them with good intentions. The need for penetration testers has grown now that the security industryhas had time to mature. Simply running a vulnerability scanner is a thing of the past and is no longer an effective method of determining a business’s true security posture. Learn effective penetration testing skills so that you can effectively meet and manage the rapidly changing security needs of your company.
Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments will teach you how to efficiently and effectively ensure the security posture of environments that have been secured using IDS/IPS, firewalls, network segmentation, hardened system configurations and more. The stages of a penetration test are clearly defined and addressed using step-by-step instructions that you can follow on your own virtual lab.
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 footprinting. You’ll learn how to clean up and compile proof of concept, exploit code from the web, advanced web application testing techniques, client side attacks, post exploitation strategies, detection avoidance methods, generation of well defined reports and metrics, and setting up a penetration testing virtual lab that mimics a secured environment. The book closes by issuing a challenge to your skills and ability to perform a full penetration test against a fictional corporation; followed by a detailed walk through of the solution.
Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments is packed with detailed examples that reinforce enumeration, exploitation, post-exploitation, reporting skills and more.
What you will learn from this book
- Detailed step-by-step guidance on managing testing results and writing clearly organized and effective penetration testing reports
- Properly scope your penetration test to avoid catastrophe
- Understand in detail how the testing process works from start to finish, not just how to use specific tools
- Use advanced techniques to bypass security controls and remain hidden while testing
- Create a segmented virtual network with several targets, IDS and firewall
- Generate testing reports and statistics
- Advanced web application testing and exploitation
- Perform an efficient, organized, and effective penetration test from start to finish
An intensive hands-on guide to perform professional penetration testing for highly-secured environments from start to finish. You will learn to provide penetration testing services to clients with mature security infrastructure. Understand how to perform each stage of the penetration test by gaining hands-on experience in performing attacks that mimic those seen in the wild. In the end, take the challenge and perform a virtual penetration test against a fictional corporation.
Who this book is for
If you are looking for guidance and detailed instructions on how to perform a penetration test from start to finish, are looking to build out your own penetration testing lab, or are looking to improve on your existing penetration testing skills, this book is for you. Although the books attempts to accommodate those that are still new to the penetration testing field, experienced testers should be able to gain knowledge and hands-on experience as well. The book does assume that you have some experience in web application testing and as such the chapter regarding this subject may require you to understand the basic concepts of web security. The reader should also be familiar with basic IT concepts, and commonly used protocols such as TCP/IP.
- Paperback: 414 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing (May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849517746
- ISBN-13: 978-1849517744