Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing
By Robert W. Beggs
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: June 2014
Pages: 356

In Detail

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing will teach you the kill chain perspective in assessing network security—from selecting the most effective tools, to rapidly compromising network security, to highlighting the techniques used to avoid detection.

This book will take you, as a tester, through the reconnaissance, exploitation, and post-exploitation activities used by penetration testers and hackers. After learning the hands-on techniques to perform an effective and covert attack, specific routes to the target will be examined, including bypassing physical security. You will also get to grips with concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, web services, and remote access connections. Finally, you will focus on the most vulnerable part of the network—directly attacking the end user.

This book will provide all the practical knowledge needed to test your network's security using a proven hacker's methodology.

Approach

This book provides an overview of the kill chain approach to penetration testing, and then focuses on using Kali Linux to provide examples of how this methodology is applied in the real world. After describing the underlying concepts, step-by-step examples are provided that use selected tools to demonstrate the techniques.

Who this book is for

If you are an IT professional or a security consultant who wants to maximize the success of your network testing using some of the advanced features of Kali Linux, then this book is for you. This book will teach you how to become an expert in the pre-engagement, management, and documentation of penetration testing by building on your understanding of Kali Linux and wireless concepts.

Product Details
Recommended for You
Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
oreillyMastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing
 
4.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

 
4.0

A good book - worth reading & buying

By sniperk6

from Gujarat, India

About Me Cyber Security Pro, Educator, Info Sec Auditor

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

  • Less Info On Maltego

Best Uses

  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Student

Comments about oreilly Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing:

For a Security professional it is of utmost importance to know kali linux platform, this book is a good resource for getting introduced to various tools and their working mechanics.
The author in this book has very well conveyed the a b c.... of the kali linux, including ups & downs of a penetration testing.
Pros:-
Simplicity - a novice user can just follow the chapters with the kali linux installed in the system, the screen shots prove very much useful and decrease the initial learning curve on the topic.
-'The attackers kill - chain' Explained Excellently. The phases of recon and information gathering, which are vital for any successful attack are shown here quite nicely.
-An overview of most famous tools such as Nmap, Metasploit framework, recon-ng framework is given to help readers know and explore these tools.
-Extra tools that can be used in every phase of the kill chain are shown that adds more fun to learning.
-Clear and simple understanding of the matters related to security.
-The part of 'exploit' & 'attack' is interesting and fun to learn.

Cons:-
Very little info on 'Maltego' is provided, expected some more on Maltego, so that more features and power of maltego can be demonstrated.

Some more info on other tools could have been given.

Conclusion:-
this book can prove to be a very useful resource to anyone who is interested in information security / Penetration Testing, Security Professionals for sharpening their skills. Also, for System Administrators / IT managers this book can benefit them as they will know the possible attack vectors and patch them if they find before a 'Black Hat' does.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A really good book to learn kali linux

By sniperk6

from Gujarat, India

About Me Cyber Security Pro, Developer, Educator

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

  • Need More In Maltego
  • Need More On Maltego

Best Uses

  • Expert
  • Intermediate
  • Novice
  • Student

Comments about oreilly Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing:

a good book for starters and professionals, who need to explore more on kali linux. For starters, this book has step-by-step guide right from installation, configuration and how to use tools provided in kali linux.(all with live screenshots.!!)
-'attackers kill chain' explained perfectly and in very simple terms.
-overview of nmap, metasploit, recon-ng framework is given very nicely.
-more on 'extra tools' given for added fun-to-learn.
-The part of 'exploit' & 'attack' is interesting and fun to learn.
Some Cons:
- Very little info on 'Maltego' is provided, expected some more on Maltego, but OK for introduction level.
- Info on some more tools could have been given.

To Sum up, this book can prove to be a very useful resource to anyone who is interested in information security / Penetration Testing, Security Professionals for sharpening their skills. Also, for System Administrators / IT managers this book can benefit them as they will know the possible attack vectors and patch them if they find before a 'Black Hat' does.

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

 
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Free Shipping Guarantee
Buying Options
Immediate Access - Go Digital what's this?
Ebook: $32.99
Formats:  ePub, Mobi, PDF