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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

Network Penetration Testing

Be prepared—this is going to be a massive chapter! In fact, this is a book's worth of information in one chapter. Why? Because I want it to be a reference for you to use in your future career. Network vulnerability assessment and penetration testing will be one of your major tasks when working in web application security. Say that you deploy a web application on a vulnerable operating system that is accessible from the internet—this would be a Christmas gift for a hacker who wants to get a remote shell into your company's server.

Most of the internet security books on the market talk about this subject (penetration testing with Kali Linux), so I asked myself, Before writing this chapter, how can I use it myself for my own daily security tests?. I want it to be useful for you as much as possible so you can use it in practice for...