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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

Scanning techniques

There are two major scanning techniques that are performed by organizations. These are internal and external vulnerability tests. You may think there is not really a lot of difference in them, but that is often a misconception. External scans look through the eyes of an outsider trying to come into your environment. So, they will interact with all the systems that are utilized by any public-facing services. This will include the public website and public-facing services as well. They are designed to test against whatever these external users have access to. So, the smaller your ACL is on your external firewall for inbound traffic, the smaller your attack surface will be. Always lock down your firewall to include only the necessary services and ports. External scans are typically tested via an approved scanning vendor, or ASV.

Internal scans, on the other hand, are designed to look for vulnerabilities within the internal systems. Typically, in this sort of test, the vulnerability...