Learn penetration testing with Packt’s latest Instant How-to eBook

March 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to, a short, fast, focused guide on learning how to set up a lab for practicing overall penetration testing. The book, written for beginners, covers a concise and clear explanation of penetration testing, and the benefits that can derived from it.

About the Author: Vyacheslav Fadyushin graduated from the Novosibirks State Technical University, with a Master's degree in Comprehensive Information Security of Automated Systems. He started as a lead information security officer at a power engineering company and continued as a lead information security consultant. Vyacheslav acquired a lot of diverse experience and skills performing various information security audits, and consulting and penetration testing projects with major CIS companies.

A penetration test, also known as a pentest is a method of evaluating the computer security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack from malicious outsiders (who do not have an authorized means of accessing the organization's systems) and malicious insiders (who have some level of authorized access).

Instant Penetration Testing : Setting Up a Test Lab How-to is a practical guide which will help readers build their first penetration lab while providing them with an insight into the architectural underpinnings of the penetration test lab. The book begins with a penetration testing overview and then demonstrates, through a step-by-step approach, how to set up three different types of labs. The book instructs users on how to set up labs for practicing a variety of general and target-specific penetration testing techniques. It includes practical recipes accompanied with rich screenshots for easy comprehension. The book is aimed at beginners to penetration testing, and will guide them in avoiding the common mistakes that people new to penetration testing make.

The book, only 88 pages long, is available from Packt in select popular eBook formats only. For more information about the book, table of contents and to download a sample chapter, please visit the publisher's web-page.

Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world who has till date published around 16 books on Security and Testing. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done.


Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to

Set up your own penetration testing lab using practical and precise recipes

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