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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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Dradis framework for collaboration

When it comes to collaboration and sharing of data during a penetration test it is hard to beat the benefits and options available in Dradis. This is one of the two primary data collection tools we had discussed in Chapter 1, Planning and Scoping for a Successful Penetration Test, and is oftentimes the tool of choice for data collection. As always, there needs to be some data available to us prior to being able to start. For this example, we will assume that a small business has asked us to perform a penetration test on their web server, which is still in the development stage and not available on the Internet. According to the rules of engagement we are not allowed to access anything other than this one particular server which can be reached locally on the subnet. We are given VPN access to the network and are allowed up to two simultaneous connections. The timeframe for testing is limited and as such we intend to use two...