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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


Now that we have reached the end of this chapter, we should have everything that we need for the penetration test. Having had the scoping meeting with all the stakeholders, we were able to get answers to all the questions that we required. This included engagement questions and scoping criteria. A deliverable from the stakeholders after the scoping meeting should have included any documentation that you would find beneficial for the penetration test. We typically require a network diagram, organization chart, and any important data flow diagrams.

Once we completed the planning portion, we moved onto the preparation phase. In this case, the preparation phase involved setting up Kali Linux on both the Raspberry Pi as well as setting it up as a VM on the laptop. We went through the steps of installing and updating the software on each platform, as well as some basic administrative tasks.

In Chapter 2, Information Gathering, we will start diving into the information gathering task. In this task, we will look at the various types of information to investigate, and where to look for additional information. We can't always rely on the stakeholder documentation being correct, and there may even be undocumented systems that even they don't know about. It is our job to find those systems. We will use various tools to get this information in order to help us understand the security and systems in place so that we know where to start the penetration tests later.