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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

Understanding the current environment

Before jumping into the various tools to map out and probe the network, security, and systems in place, it is a good practice to review the current documentation that you may receive as a part of the stakeholder meeting. Along with that, you will want to interview various teams within the organization to get some background information on what the topology is like, prior to you having to discover it yourself. It definitely makes the job of the penetration tester easier if you have some sort of layout already defined, as opposed to spending days probing and mapping to just get to that point.

Here is a list of teams I tend to talk with. The teams you choose will ultimately depend on the organization and what is in scope for the penetration test:

  • Network Team: Interview the network team to get a better understanding of the current network topology, network devices currently in play, network vendors that are used, and any other information that will help you...