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Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks

By : Andrey Popov, Vyacheslav Fadyushin, Aaron Woody
Book Image

Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks

By: Andrey Popov, Vyacheslav Fadyushin, Aaron Woody

Overview of this book

Starting with the basics of wireless networking and its associated risks, we will guide you through the stages of creating a penetration testing lab with wireless access and preparing your wireless penetration testing machine. This book will guide you through configuring hardware and virtual network devices, filling the lab network with applications and security solutions, and making it look and work like a real enterprise network. The resulting lab protected with WPA-Enterprise will let you practice most of the attack techniques used in penetration testing projects. Along with a review of penetration testing frameworks, this book is also a detailed manual on preparing a platform for wireless penetration testing. By the end of this book, you will be at the point when you can practice, and research without worrying about your lab environment for every task.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks
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Chapter 5. Implementing Security

This chapter is dedicated to security solutions, as well as their installation and configuration. It will show you how to protect the lab environment from external attacks and unauthorized access, and how improve the lab complexity to practice advanced penetration testing and hacking techniques at the same time. We are going to divide security solutions and measures into two main groups: host-based (protecting hosts they are installed on) and network-based (protecting the whole lab network). Additionally, we want to have a closer look at a security information and event management solution that can be used to work together with the security mechanisms in order to identify network attacks and constantly monitor the security of a network.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Network-based security measures

  • Host-based security measures

  • Security information and event management system