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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

Source Code Review

Are you ready for another great chapter? I'm assuming that you like this book so far, and, if that's the case, I'm glad?. This chapter will teach you how to deal with the Source Code Review process. The source code is the heart or engine of the web application, and it must be properly constructed from a security perspective. Your role as an application security expert is to make sure that developers really respect the security patterns. After reading that, you're probably saying But Gus, I'm not good at programming. You will see my response to this later in this chapter, but for the time being, rest assured that I will do my best to help you progress in your career.

Static code analysis is another buzzword for source code review. But wait, I'm not done yet. There is another buzzword, static application security testing (SAST). This...