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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

Who this book is for

This book is designed for ethical hackers, penetration testers, law enforcement, and cybersecurity professionals who want to build a solid foundation and gain a better understanding of how reconnaissance-based attacks threaten organizations and their assets. Ethical hackers and penetration testers will find this book very useful when gathering and analyzing intelligence to gain insights into how a real threat actor will be able to compromise their targets.

In addition, law enforcement and ethical hackers can use the knowledge found within this book to find persons of interest and understand how organizations are leaking data that led to a cyber-attack. Furthermore, cybersecurity professionals will find this book useful in identifying the attack surface of their organizations and discovering exposed and vulnerable assets on their network, while understanding the behavior of adversaries.