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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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Penetration testing is often restricted to particular timeframes. This is a chief complaint of many penetration testers because after all, the attackers in the wild are not restricted by these business imposed timeframes at all. Thankfully, we can rely on tools such as Metasploit, SET, or Fast-Track to assist us in covering ground as quickly as possible. Fast-Track was developed by David Kennedy aka ReL1K, and Joey Furr aka j0fer, to automate many of the attacks that a penetration tester will need to perform frequently.

Menu driven and sleek in design, Fast-Track enables you to quickly perform tasks such as generating payloads, quickly set up client-side attacks, or even convert payloads from binary to hex.


Fast-Track can be used from the command line (-c) , a browser GUI (-g), or an interactive menu driven console (-i) by adding the appropriate argument when invoking the program. As with any penetration testing tool, please read the license files and warnings before using...