Building Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing


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  • Build and enhance your existing pentesting methods and skills
  • Get a solid methodology and approach to testing
  • Step-by-step tutorial helping you build complex virtual architecture

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 480 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : July 2014
ISBN : 1783284773
ISBN 13 : 9781783284771
Author(s) : Kevin Cardwell
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Networking and Servers, Open Source
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Kevin Cardwell

Kevin Cardwell currently works as a freelance consultant and provides consulting services for companies throughout the world. He developed the Strategy and Training Development Plan for the first Government CERT in the country of Oman and developed the team to man the first Commercial Security Operations Center there. He has worked extensively with banks and financial institutions throughout Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the UK. He currently provides consultancy to Commercial companies, governments, major banks, and financial institutions across the globe. He is author of Backtrack: Testing Wireless Network Security.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Build routers, firewalls, and web servers to hone your pentesting skills
  • Deploy and then find the weaknesses in a firewall architecture
  • Construct a layered architecture and perform a systematic process and methodology for conducting an external test
  • Get introduced to several of the different security testing methodologies
  • Design monitored environments and evade them
  • Create complex architecture
  • Bypass anti-virus and other protection
  • Practice methods of evasion against today’s top defences
  • Leverage the client configuration

In Detail

A penetration test, also known as pentest, is a method of assessing computer and network security by replicating an attack on a computer system or network from outside world and internal threats. With the increase of advanced hackers and threats to our virtual world, pentesting is an absolute necessity. Penetration testing is often used to determine weaknesses in infrastructure and applications in order to develop controls and to ensure that controls have been deployed and are effective. All of this provides assurance to information security and senior management.

This book will teach you how to build your own labs and give you a proven process to test these labs, a process that is currently used in industry by global pen testing teams. You will also learn a systematic approach to professional security testing, building routers, firewalls, and web servers to hone your pentesting skills.

You will start with an introduction to professional security testing and where pentesting fits in, followed by an introduction to proven industry leading testing methodologies. After this introduction, you will start building environments and testing layered architectures. Furthermore, you will master layers and plan-specific attacks based on the platforms you are going to test against.

In this book, we use extensive illustrations and labs, walking you through the journey of building and attacking an architecture and ending with advanced methods of evasion. By the end of this book, you will be able to build an environment that will allow you to practice and test against virtually any scenario that you could find when conducting professional testing.

Approach

Written in an easy-to-follow approach using hands-on examples, this book helps you create virtual environments for advanced penetration testing, enabling you to build a multi-layered architecture to include firewalls, IDS/IPS, web application firewalls, and endpoint protection, which is essential in the penetration testing world.

Who this book is for

If you are a penetration tester, security consultant, security test engineer, or analyst who wants to practice and perfect penetration testing skills by building virtual pen testing labs in varying industry scenarios, this is the book for you. This book is ideal if you want to build and enhance your existing pentesting methods and skills. Basic knowledge of network security features is expected along with web application testing experience.

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