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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


In this chapter, we discussed the benefits of a VMP. We looked at ongoing VMP processes and the importance of vulnerability research, which helps ensure the network is extremely secure and can withstand attacks.

Then, we discussed how to ID targets for scanning, how often, how deep, and what scope to scan targets with, as well as the different levels of configuration. We also covered classifying data so that when an incident occurs, you'll know what needs to take priority when it comes to fixing the issue. We reviewed which scanner to use based on your environment. We also reviewed ways we can remediate our network vulnerabilities. We also talked about SSL and TLS, making sure that our certificates are valid, and that we're using a strong enough cipher for this encryption. We also talked about the issues with virtualization.

In the next chapter, we'll dive into how to attack the targets that we've identified.