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.
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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