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Hacking For Dummies - Sixth Edition

By : Kevin Beaver
Book Image

Hacking For Dummies - Sixth Edition

By: Kevin Beaver

Overview of this book

In order to outsmart a hacker, you need to get into the hacker’s mindset. And with this book, thinking like a bad guy has never been easier. In Hacking For Dummies, expert author Kevin Beaver shares his knowledge on penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and every aspect of ethical hacking that is essential in order to stop a hacker in their tracks. Whether you’re worried about your laptop, smartphone, or desktop computer being compromised, this book helps you learn how to recognize the vulnerabilities in your systems and protect them from attacks. You’ll learn the security testing techniques that are based on the information security best practices. You’ll learn how to establish a comprehensive testing plan and plug the holes in your system. The later chapters will teach you how to manage an ongoing security testing program. By the end of the book, you’ll have the knowledge to successfully implement a security assessment program, perform proper security checks, and put the proper countermeasures in place to keep external hackers and malicious users in check.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Cover
10
About the Author
11
Advertisement Page
12
Connect with Dummies
13
Index
14
End User License Agreement

Chapter 21

Ten Reasons Hacking Is the Only Effective Way to Test

Approaching your security testing from the perspective of ethical hacking isn’t just for fun or show. For numerous business reasons, it’s the only effective way to find the security vulnerabilities that matter in your organization.

The Bad Guys Think Bad Thoughts, Use Good Tools, and Develop New Methods

If you’re going to keep up with external attackers and malicious insiders, you have to stay current on the latest attack methods and tools that they’re using. I cover some of the latest tricks, techniques, and tools throughout this book.

IT Governance and Compliance Are More Than High-Level Checklist Audits

With all the government and industry regulations in place, your business likely doesn’t have a choice in the matter. You have to address security. The problem is...