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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
About the Authors
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Pentesting standards

There were a lot of efforts to create a penetration testing standard that can be comprehensive and at the same time applicable to all situations, but until now we did not know any really successful outcome that could claim to become an industry standard.

The reason here is simple, but nevertheless complicated: each penetration test is a new research that cannot be covered with a constant set of predefined actions. This set can be either too shallow to provide any real value or too determined like an audit, disabling the freedom of a research and maybe providing some value but definitely not giving a view from an attacker's perspective.

Although we do not recommend sticking to any of the existing "penetration testing standards", it will be helpful if you get familiar with the documents (methodologies) listed here to get an understanding of the popular approaches: