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Reconnaissance for Ethical Hackers

By : Glen D. Singh
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Book Image

Reconnaissance for Ethical Hackers

5 (1)
By: Glen D. Singh

Overview of this book

This book explores reconnaissance techniques – the first step in discovering security vulnerabilities and exposed network infrastructure. It aids ethical hackers in understanding adversaries’ methods of identifying and mapping attack surfaces, such as network entry points, which enables them to exploit the target and steal confidential information. Reconnaissance for Ethical Hackers helps you get a comprehensive understanding of how threat actors are able to successfully leverage the information collected during the reconnaissance phase to scan and enumerate the network, collect information, and pose various security threats. This book helps you stay one step ahead in knowing how adversaries use tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to successfully gain information about their targets, while you develop a solid foundation on information gathering strategies as a cybersecurity professional. The concluding chapters will assist you in developing the skills and techniques used by real adversaries to identify vulnerable points of entry into an organization and mitigate reconnaissance-based attacks. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of reconnaissance, as well as learned how to secure yourself and your organization without causing significant disruption.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: Reconnaissance and Footprinting
Part 2: Scanning and Enumeration

Web reconnaissance frameworks

Web reconnaissance frameworks help ethical hackers and penetration testers to simply automate many manual tasks, such as running multiple tools one after another, then collecting and consolidating the results to improve the analysis phase. With a reconnaissance framework, an ethical hacker can set the target domain and let the framework take care of thoroughly collecting information using passive and active techniques from multiple data sources and generating human-readable reports for post-analysis.

In this section, you will learn how to set up and use the following web reconnaissance frameworks:

  • Sn1per
  • Amass

I hope you’re excited – let’s dive in.

Automating reconnaissance with Sn1per

Sn1per is designed to be an all-in-one web reconnaissance framework that’s built to perform extensive information gathering on discovering hidden assets and security vulnerabilities on a target, hence helping cybersecurity...