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Advanced Penetration Testing

By : Wil Allsopp
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Advanced Penetration Testing

By: Wil Allsopp

Overview of this book

Today's threats are organized, professionally-run, and very much for-profit. Advanced Penetration Testing?goes beyond Kali Linux and Metasploit and to provide you advanced pen testing for high security networks. 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. By the end of this book, you’ll be in a position to detect threats and defend your high security network.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
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Title Page
End User License Agreement

Chapter 7
War Games

A few years ago, a bank asked me to carry out a number of tests against one of their HQs in the Netherlands. This was something they did every year and consisted of a slew of tests: build reviews, internal infrastructure, and web application testing—nothing terribly interesting. One test they wanted perform was data exfiltration testing, that is, determine how easy it is for a user to get critical data out of the building once it had been obtained. In this particular scenario, it was very easy because every user had web-to-desktop, email, working USB drives, access to internal email, and so on, but it got me thinking about scenarios that would be deployed in many later, more relevant tests. The major takeaway from this is that it is worthwhile to conduct exfiltration testing only in a genuinely secure environment where your users are subject to a limited degree of trust. That is what this chapter is all about.