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Penetration Testing Bootcamp

By : Jason Beltrame
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Penetration Testing Bootcamp

By: Jason Beltrame

Overview of this book

Penetration Testing Bootcamp delivers practical, learning modules in manageable chunks. Each chapter is delivered in a day, and each day builds your competency in Penetration Testing. This book will begin by taking you through the basics and show you how to set up and maintain the C&C Server. You will also understand how to scan for vulnerabilities and Metasploit, learn how to setup connectivity to a C&C server and maintain that connectivity for your intelligence gathering as well as offsite processing. Using TCPDump filters, you will gain understanding of the sniffing and spoofing traffic. This book will also teach you the importance of clearing up the tracks you leave behind after the penetration test and will show you how to build a report from all the data obtained from the penetration test. In totality, this book will equip you with instructions through rigorous tasks, practical callouts, and assignments to reinforce your understanding of penetration testing.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. Planning and Preparation

Proper planning and preparation is key to a successful penetration test. It is definitely not as exciting as some of the tasks we will do within the penetration test later, but it will lay the foundation of the penetration test. There are a lot of moving parts to a penetration test, and you need to make sure that you stay on the correct path and know just how far you can and should go. The last thing you want to do in a penetration test is cause a customer outage because you took down their application server with an exploit test (unless, of course, they want us to get to that depth) or scanned the wrong network. Performing any of these actions would cause our penetration-testing career to be a rather short-lived one.

In this chapter, the following topics will be covered:

  • Why does penetration testing take place?
  • Scoping meeting, stakeholder questionnaire, and documentation
  • Building the systems for the penetration test
  • Penetration system software setup