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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

Kick-off meeting

Assuming that you already signed the NDA agreement that I talked about in the previous section, then you can proceed with the kick-off meeting. This event is very important for your penetration testing phase, as it will allow you to understand the complete infrastructure as well as the functionalities that the client's website supports. You should have asked your client, before this meeting, to prepare a demo with the stakeholders. It is a good idea to bring all the penetration testing team to this meeting so they will better understand the client's needs. A good comprehension of the client's architecture is the key to your success. This meeting could be longer depending on your client's infrastructure and the web site's complexity. Here are some important ideas to take into consideration for the success of this meeting:

  1. The client should...