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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide

By : Lee Allen
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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide

By: Lee Allen

Overview of this book

The internet security field has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade. Everyday more people around the globe gain access to the internet and not all of them with good intentions. The need for penetration testers has grown now that the security industryhas had time to mature. Simply running a vulnerability scanner is a thing of the past and is no longer an effective method of determining a business's true security posture. Learn effective penetration testing skills so that you can effectively meet and manage the rapidly changing security needs of your company. Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments will teach you how to efficiently and effectively ensure the security posture of environments that have been secured using IDS/IPS, firewalls, network segmentation, hardened system configurations and more. The stages of a penetration test are clearly defined and addressed using step-by-step instructions that you can follow on your own virtual lab.The book follows the standard penetration testing stages from start to finish with step-by-step examples. The book thoroughly covers penetration test expectations, proper scoping and planning, as well as enumeration and footprinting. You'll learn how to clean up and compile proof of concept, exploit code from the web, advanced web application testing techniques, client side attacks, post exploitation strategies, detection avoidance methods, generation of well defined reports and metrics, and setting up a penetration testing virtual lab that mimics a secured environment. The book closes by issuing a challenge to your skills and ability to perform a full penetration test against a fictional corporation; followed by a detailed walk through of the solution.Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments is packed with detailed examples that reinforce enumeration, exploitation, post-exploitation, reporting skills and more.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Gathering and validating domain and IP information


When a person or corporate entity registers a domain name there is a lot of information that is gathered. Depending on the registration privacy settings, you can collect this information and use it to verify your IP space, find information about other sites owned by the same individual or corporation, or even phone numbers and addresses of key employees. This type of reconnaissance is considered passive as it does not directly contact client-owned assets to pull information.

We will need to locate the registrar that the domain has been registered with to obtain useful information. Here is a listing of the top registrars.

AFRINIC

http://www.afrinic.net

APNIC

http://www.apnic.net

ARIN

http://ws.arin.net

IANA

http://www.iana.com

ICANN

http://www.icann.org

LACNIC

http://www.lacnic.net

NRO

http://www.nro.net

RIPE

http://www.ripe.net

InterNic

http://www.internic.net

Gathering information with whois

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