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Practical Web Penetration Testing

By : Gus Khawaja
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Practical Web Penetration Testing

By: Gus Khawaja

Overview of this book

Companies all over the world want to hire professionals dedicated to application security. Practical Web Penetration Testing focuses on this very trend, teaching you how to conduct application security testing using real-life scenarios. To start with, you’ll set up an environment to perform web application penetration testing. You will then explore different penetration testing concepts such as threat modeling, intrusion test, infrastructure security threat, and more, in combination with advanced concepts such as Python scripting for automation. Once you are done learning the basics, you will discover end-to-end implementation of tools such as Metasploit, Burp Suite, and Kali Linux. Many companies deliver projects into production by using either Agile or Waterfall methodology. This book shows you how to assist any company with their SDLC approach and helps you on your journey to becoming an application security specialist. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on knowledge of using different tools for penetration testing.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Metasploit Cheat Sheet


I hope that you liked this chapter. Most importantly, I hope that it will help you get your pen test tasks done quickly and efficiently. The workflow that I shared with you in this chapter is the secret sauce for your success; I use it during my own pen tests. I did my best to give you a checklist without nitty-gritty details, because you should've learned those at the beginning of this book (especially in Chapter 5, Understanding Web Application Vulnerabilities). I structured the book this way for a reason.

At this point, you've seen all of the activities for penetration testing, from Threat Modeling to Web Intrusion Testing. What's next? Now that you've seen it all, the next step is to learn how to automate penetration testing tasks by using the amazing programming language that is Python.