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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

Physical security considerations

Even though I am talking about the network infrastructure, I can't go on without talking about physical security testing that needs to be done. Think about it, you could have all the firewalls, IPS units, VLAN segmentation you need, but if someone can walk right into the datacenter, turn off the server, un-rack it, and leave, those devices won't help at all. This is why the major security standards out there such as PCI require physical security testing as well.

Physical security testing isn't as exciting as attacking the network infrastructure, but is just as important in protecting your infrastructure. The following are some of the major physical security points you will want to test.

Secure access

Secure access is the foundation of physical security. Anywhere there is any sort of space that is not considered common space, there should be a mechanism to restrict access to that space based on the job role. This mechanism can be fob or badge reader of some sort...