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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v12 312-50 Exam Guide

By : Dale Meredith
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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v12 312-50 Exam Guide

By: Dale Meredith

Overview of this book

With cyber threats continually evolving, understanding the trends and using the tools deployed by attackers to determine vulnerabilities in your system can help secure your applications, networks, and devices. To outmatch attacks, developing an attacker's mindset is a necessary skill, which you can hone with the help of this cybersecurity book. This study guide takes a step-by-step approach to helping you cover all the exam objectives using plenty of examples and hands-on activities. You'll start by gaining insights into the different elements of InfoSec and a thorough understanding of ethical hacking terms and concepts. You'll then learn about various vectors, including network-based vectors, software-based vectors, mobile devices, wireless networks, and IoT devices. The book also explores attacks on emerging technologies such as the cloud, IoT, web apps, and servers and examines prominent tools and techniques used by hackers. Finally, you'll be ready to take mock tests, which will help you test your understanding of all the topics covered in the book. By the end of this book, you'll have obtained the information necessary to take the 312-50 exam and become a CEH v11 certified ethical hacker.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Section 1: Where Every Hacker Starts
Section 2: A Plethora of Attack Vectors
Section 3: Cloud, Apps, and IoT Attacks
Chapter 17: CEH Exam Practice Questions

Master list of countermeasures

These are my own best practices that I've come up with based on my experience. Some of them have also been discussed in various publications.

There are three levels or different areas we need to make sure we're protecting, as follows:

  • Server level—We have different products and solutions for our servers than we have for our desktop machines, laptops, or mobile devices. Please, please, please protect your mobile devices.
  • Desktop solutions level—Just because you have protection in place at the server level doesn't mean that desktops don't need to be covered as well. Some people say: "We have antivirus on our servers that scans everything." So, what happens when somebody plugs in a USB thumb drive they picked up in the parking lot? How is the server going to handle that? You should have desktop solutions as well as server solutions and vice versa because if you have stuff installed on your desktops...