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CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By : Mike Chapple, David Seidl
Book Image

CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Overview of this book

The CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide: Exam PT0-001 offers comprehensive preparation for the newest intermediate cybersecurity certification exam. With expert coverage of Exam PT0-001 objectives, this book is your ideal companion throughout all stages of study; whether you’re just embarking on your certification journey or finalizing preparations for the big day, this invaluable resource helps you solidify your understanding of essential skills and concepts. The book shows how to perform security assessments on desktops, mobile devices, cloud, IoT, as well as industrial and embedded systems. You'll learn how to identify security weaknesses and manage system vulnerabilities. As you progress, you'll learn methods to ensure that existing cybersecurity practices, configurations, and policies conform with current best practices. You'll assess your knowledge by simulating cyber attacks to pinpoint security weaknesses in operating systems, networks, and applications. By the end of the book, you'll have all the resources you need to prepare for the exam - identify what you already know, learn what you don’t know, and face the exam with full confidence.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Free Chapter
About the Authors
Assessment Test
Answers to Assessment Test
End User License Agreement

Physical Facility Penetration Testing

Physical access to systems, networks, and facilities can provide opportunities that remote network attacks can’t. In most cases, direct physical access is one of the best ways to gain higher-level access, making physical penetration tests a powerful tool in a pen-tester’s arsenal.

Physical penetration tests are also a very useful way to test the effectiveness of physical security controls like entry access systems, sensors and cameras, security procedures, and guards, as well as security training for staff. Much like network-based assessments, physical penetration tests require information gathering, analysis, exploitation, and reporting.

In previous chapters, you learned how to conduct open-source intelligence and passive reconnaissance. In addition to these techniques, a physical penetration test requires an on-site observation phase in which you document the facility, its environment, and visible controls. With a networked penetration...