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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

OT and methods used to hack it

Operational technology (OT) is a term that's used to describe a variety of technologies that work together as an integrated or homogeneous system in today's modern society. Telecommunications, for example, makes extensive use of OT to move data from the electrical grid to the wheeling station. The same communications are also utilized for financial transactions between electrical consumers and producers. OT is a network of hardware and software that is used to monitor, manage, and control industrial process assets. It's critical to grasp the fundamental principles of OT before attempting to hack it.

The Purdue model

At this point, it's a great time to talk briefly about the Purdue model. The Purdue model is derived from the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture (PERA) model, which is widely used to describe the internal connections and dependencies of essential components in the ICS networks. It consists of three zones: the...