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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


I hope that you enjoyed this chapter, I know that it did not contain some exciting hacking commands, but you should know about the Pre-Engagement phase if you're going to be working in this field.

Let's summarize what you have learned in this chapter:

  1. About your first meeting with your client
  2. What a Non-Disclosure Agreement is
  3. How to kick off a meeting
  4. How to estimate the time and cost of your project
  5. What a statement of work is?
  6. What a Penetration Test Agreement looks like
  7. External factors of a penetration test project

In the next chapter, you will learn about Application Threat Modeling, which is, for me, one of the pillars of a successful application security mandate.