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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
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Nmap — getting to know you

If you are reading this text, odds are that you have used Nmap before. For those who have not, here is a short description of this powerful enumeration tool. Nmap (Network Mapper) has been around since 1997, and was originally created by Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon. Even if you have never used the program before, you have probably seen its output in at least one of the many films it has been in.

Nmap can be used to scan a network, monitor services, assist in system inventory tasks, and so on. Depending on which options are selected, Nmap will be able to provide operating system type, open ports, and more. As if that is not enough, the Nmap Scripting Engine can be used to extend base functionality even further.

According to the website there are now 177 scripts included in Nmap 5. The purpose of these scripts range from guessing Apple Filing Protocol passwords to verifying whether connectivity can be established to X-servers.

The Nmap suite also includes:

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