The Ethical Hack: A Framework for Business Value Penetration Testing

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Overview

Covers all of the necessary methodologies, contracts, processes, and other nuances that are needed in performing a penetration test Discusses and defines the roles and responsibilities of penetration testing consultants Provides a step-by-step architecture for providing penetration tests and offers descriptions of each phase in the process Focuses on the consultative approach to penetration Details risks associated with testing, ethics of penetration testing, team methodologies, types of tests, defense mechanisms, technical requirements, what to expect, and how to use the results Penetration Testing: Testing Security Measures Through the Act of Exploitation lays out the underlying methodologies and concepts required for performing successful and valuable penetration testing. It discusses the process of penetration testing from a consultative approach to ensure that the true value of the test is realized. It supplies a technical perspective of the common tools and exploits used by attackers along with the rational for why they are used and the information they provide the attacker. Finally, the text brings it all together in the form of attack scenarios to show the complete cycle of the attack from the hacker's perspective to the client's.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849316098
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Perspectives of Value

SECURITY AND HACKING
Information Security
Security Architecture
Hacking Impacts

THE FRAMEWORK
Business Planning and Operations
Reconnaissance
Enumeration
Vulnerability Analysis
Exploitation
Final Analysis
Deliverable
Integration

INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM
Scope of Information Security Programs
The Process of Information Security
Component Parts of Information Security Programs

BUSINESS PLANNING AND OPERATIONS
Business Objectives
Security Policy
Previous Test Results
Business Challenges
The Business of Security
Reasoning
Overall Expectations
How Deep is Deep Enough?
Timing is Everything
Attack Type
Source Point
Required Knowledge
Inherent Limitations
Imposed Limitations
Multi-Phased Attacks
Teaming and Attack Structure
The Security Consultant
The Tester
Logistics
Technical Preparation
Managing of the Engagement
Scenario

RECONNAISSANCE
The Hacker
Reconnaissance Techniques

ENUMERATION
Technical Objective
Soft Objective
Scope of Effort
Looking Around or Attack?
Preparing for the Next Phase

VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS
Weighing the Vulnerability
Source Points
Reporting Dilemma

EXPLOITATION
Intuitive Testing
Evasion
War Dialing
Threads and Groups
Operating Systems
Password Crackers
Rootkits
Applications
Network
Services and Areas of Concern

FINAL ANALYSIS
Critical
Warning
Informational

DELIVERABLE
Overall Structure
Aligning Findings
Format

INTEGRATION
Mitigation
Defense Planning
Incident Management
Security Policy

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX-SPOOFING AND SEQUENCE ATTACK

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