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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 7. Attacks on the Network Infrastructure

Understanding the potential flaws or security issues within the infrastructure is key to a strong security policy. If these flaws are found by the bad guys, they can attack the infrastructure and render the network inoperable, or worse, use them as a tool to attack others. As penetration testers, it is important that we also look at the complete overall infrastructure to make sure that we find and notify on any issues that may exist.

In this chapter, we will be going through various utilities to check the security posture of the infrastructure. This will include both, the wired and wireless infrastructure. With the onslaught of undefined devices within the enterprise, it is more important than ever to make sure that they are not creating any security issues. We will also touch on the physical security as well, as the company may have all the security controls in place but if someone can just walk into the building and steal the assets, then...