Professional Penetration Testing: Creating and Learning in a Hacking Lab

Author:   Thomas Wilhelm (ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, and SCNA, Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University) ,  Thomas Wilhelm (ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, and SCNA, Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University) ,  Thomas Wilhelm (ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, and SCNA, Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University) ,  Thomas Wilhelm (ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, and SCNA, Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University)
Publisher:   Syngress Media,U.S.
Edition:   2nd edition
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9781597499934


Pages:   464
Publication Date:   21 August 2013
Format:   Paperback
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Professional Penetration Testing walks you through the entire process of setting up and running a pen test lab. Penetration testing-the act of testing a computer network to find security vulnerabilities before they are maliciously exploited-is a crucial component of information security in any organization. With this book, you will find out how to turn hacking skills into a professional career. Chapters cover planning, metrics, and methodologies; the details of running a pen test, including identifying and verifying vulnerabilities; and archiving, reporting and management practices. Author Thomas Wilhelm has delivered penetration testing training to countless security professionals, and now through the pages of this book you can benefit from his years of experience as a professional penetration tester and educator. After reading this book, you will be able to create a personal penetration test lab that can deal with real-world vulnerability scenarios. All disc-based content for this title is now available on the Web.

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Author:   Thomas Wilhelm (ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, and SCNA, Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University) ,  Thomas Wilhelm (ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, and SCNA, Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University) ,  Thomas Wilhelm (ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, and SCNA, Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University) ,  Thomas Wilhelm (ISSMP, CISSP, SCSECA, and SCNA, Associate Professor at Colorado Technical University)
Publisher:   Syngress Media,U.S.
Imprint:   Syngress Media,U.S.
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Width: 19.10cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.690kg
ISBN:  

9781597499934


ISBN 10:   1597499935
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   21 August 2013
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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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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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


I was impressed with the overall flow of information that was presented to the reader, as well as the interweaving of technical and soft skills that are required to successfully establish oneself as a penetration tester.it is a solid resource for those new to the field and for those that may be looking to expand their skill set and understanding. --Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, Volume 8(3), 2013 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


...this is a detailed and thorough examination of both the technicalities and the business of pen-testing, and an excellent starting point for anyone getting into the field. - Network Security ,March 2014


Author Information

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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