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Practical Web Penetration Testing

By : Gus Khawaja
Book Image

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

Penetration Test Agreement

This contract will list all the necessary information to allow you and the consultants that work for you to conduct and execute the penetration testing activities. The following shows a sample contract with these titles:

  • The contract brief description
  • Your main contacts and the main client contacts
  • How confidential information is going to be exchanged
  • Different penetration testing activities with details
  • Limits of responsibility in case of something bad happening
  • Finally, the signature of the contract

Web Application Penetration Test Agreement:

For [Client Company Name]


  1. Description
  2. Contacts
  3. Exchange of confidential information
  4. Web Application Intrusion Test
  5. Code review
  6. Infrastructure security test
  7. Information Gathering
  8. Limits of responsibility
  9. Signatures


This document describes the application penetration testing activities...