Professional Penetration Testing: Creating and Learning in a Hacking Lab [NOOK Book]

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*Find out how to turn hacking and pen testing skills into a professional career *Understand how to conduct controlled attacks on a network through real-world examples of vulnerable and exploitable servers *Master project management skills necessary for running a formal penetration test and setting up a professional ethical hacking business *Discover metrics and reporting methodologies that provide experience crucial to a professional penetration tester *Learn through video – the DVD includes instructional videos that replicate classroom

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Professional Penetration Testing: Creating and Learning in a Hacking Lab

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Overview

*Find out how to turn hacking and pen testing skills into a professional career *Understand how to conduct controlled attacks on a network through real-world examples of vulnerable and exploitable servers *Master project management skills necessary for running a formal penetration test and setting up a professional ethical hacking business *Discover metrics and reporting methodologies that provide experience crucial to a professional penetration tester *Learn through video – the DVD includes instructional videos that replicate classroom instruction and live, real-world vulnerability simulations of complete servers with known and unknown vulnerabilities to practice hacking skills in a controlled lab environment

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Editorial Reviews

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"Wilhelm has created the ultimate handbook for becoming a pen tester. This is going to help launch many a career." - Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst, IT-Harvest

"Professional Penetration Testing covers everything from ethical concerns, to advance concepts, to setting up your own custom laboratory. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide at penetration testing that I have seen. Tom Wilhelm is a true expert in the field who not only is in the trenches on a daily basis, but also takes the time to instruct others on the ways and means of pen testing." –Frank Thornton, Owner, Blackthorn Systems

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124046184
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 6/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 876,135
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author

Thomas Wilhelm has been involved in Information Security since 1990, where he served in the U.S. Army for 8 years as a Signals Intelligence Analyst / Russian Linguist / Cryptanalyst. A speaker at security conferences across the United States, including DefCon, HOPE, and CSI, he has been employed by Fortune 100 companies to conduct risk assessments, participate and lead in external and internal penetration testing efforts, and manage Information Systems Security projects.Thomas is also an Information Technology Doctoral student who holds Masters degrees in both Computer Science and Management. Additionally, he dedicates some of his time as an Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University and has contributed to multiple publications, including both magazines and books. Thomas currently performs security training courses for both civilian and government personnel through Heorot.net, and maintains the following security certifications: ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, and SCNA.
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Table of Contents

PART I - Setting Up
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Ethics and Hacking
Chapter 3: Hacking as a Career
Chapter 4: Setting up Your Lab
Chapter 5: Creating and Using PenTest Targets in Your Lab
Chapter 6: Methodologies
Chapter 7: PenTest Metrics
Chapter 8: Management of a PenTest

PART II - Running a PenTest
Chapter 9: Information Gathering
Chapter 10: Vulnerability Identification
Chapter 11: Vulnerability Verification
Chapter 12: Compromising a System and Privilege Escalation
Chapter 13: Maintaining Access
Chapter 14: Covering Your Tracks

PART III - Wrapping Everything Up
Chapter 15: Reporting Results
Chapter 16: Archiving Data
Chapter 17: Cleaning Up Your Lab
Chapter 18: Planning for Your Next PenTest

Appendix A - Acronyms
Appendix B - Definitions
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