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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)
1
Part 1: Reconnaissance and Footprinting
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Part 2: Scanning and Enumeration

Lab overview and technologies

Building a personal lab environment enables you to explore and improve your technical skills without the need to acquire expensive hardware or pay for a subscription service. A personal lab environment provides a lot of scalability and flexibility options such as enabling you to add and remove systems as needed based on your learning objectives and goals. For instance, by leveraging the power of virtualization technologies, you can create an entire virtual network with multiple virtual machines running on your personal computer without any hidden expenses or need for physical hardware components.

To better understand the components that are needed for our lab environment, let’s take a look at the role and function of each major component:

  • Hypervisor – The hypervisor will enable you to create virtualized environments for installing and running multiple operating systems simultaneously on top of your existing hardware on your personal...