Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing
By Lee Allen, Tedi Heriyanto, Shakeel Ali
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: April 2014
Pages: 454

In Detail

Kali Linux is a comprehensive penetration testing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit the vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. With Kali Linux, you can apply appropriate testing methodology with defined business objectives and a scheduled test plan, resulting in a successful penetration testing project engagement.

Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing is a fully focused, structured book providing guidance on developing practical penetration testing skills by demonstrating cutting-edge hacker tools and techniques with a coherent, step-by-step approach. This book offers you all of the essential lab preparation and testing procedures that reflect real-world attack scenarios from a business perspective, in today's digital age.

Approach

Written as an interactive tutorial, this book covers the core of Kali Linux with real-world examples and step-by-step instructions to provide professional guidelines and recommendations for you. The book is designed in a simple and intuitive manner that allows you to explore the whole Kali Linux testing process or study parts of it individually.

Who this book is for

If you are an IT security professional who has a basic knowledge of Unix/Linux operating systems, including an awareness of information security factors, and want to use Kali Linux for penetration testing, this book is for you.

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    Comments about oreilly Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing:

    Had some time over the holiday to finish my review copy of Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing, which is Ppobably one of the better beginner/intermediate Kali books.

    This book covers a lot of ground and lays down a solid foundation for discovery, enumeration, vulnerability assessment, exploitation, persistence, and reporting. It covers a lot of the basic tools like nmap, wireshark, metasploit, openvas,and burp as well as going into some of the fuzzers, MITM attacks, escalation and more.

    The only thing that would make this book perfect is if the author got rid of the first two chapters (downloading,installing,configuring, etc) and condensed the chapters on penetration testing methodologies and reporting together.

     
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    Informative & Practical Book

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      Comments about oreilly Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing:

      Kali Linux – Assuring Security by Penetration Testing provides extremely good hands on approach for installing Kali Linux with step by step method. Interesting thing is that book has covered basic of security testing methodology in detail also. It gives first time users interesting and broad perspective on what and how to of the implementation. Every minor detail of penetration testing starting from information gathering, target discovery, port scanning, vulnerability mapping, application analysis etc. have been extensively covered. Details on supplementary tools provide good insight on implementation part of all methodologies of penetration testing.

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