Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments [Video]

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  • Learn information gathering/Footprinting techniques and enumeration techniques
  • See how to gain both physical and remote access to secured systems
  • Navigate through the command prompt and Linux terminal along with the Backtrack 5 R3 Linux operating system
  • Understand the Metasploit Framework, Social-Engineering Toolkit, Nmap, Zenmap, and more
  • Learn how to deal with client-side exploitation attacks and advanced techniques to bypass firewalls, IDS, and IPS systems
  • Create a virtual penetration testing lab
  • Discover the usage of all the security tools
  • Generate a full, detailed penetration testing report

The need for penetration testers has grown well over what the IT industry ever anticipated. Running just a vulnerability scanner is no longer an effective method to determine if a business is truly secure. Learn the most effective penetration testing skills so as to effectively meet today’s rapidly changing security needs for your company.

Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments will teach you how to effectively secure any environment and harden your system and network configurations. You will be able to get into the attacker’s mindset of how they target systems on a network and the threats they pose, thereby exploiting their vulnerabilities to create a step-by-step virtual lab to protect your system.

The goal of this video course is to first prepare and then challenge your skills and ability to perform a full penetration test against a fictional business company. It is packed with examples that enforce enumeration, exploitation, post-exploitation, writing reports skills, and more.

To start off you will get to know the differences between penetration testing and vulnerability assessments through a structured process of starting a penetration test and finishing it with a detailed report.

If you are looking to practice your network security skills as a penetration testing, through exploitation techniques and strategies, then this video course is for you.

Style and Approach

Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

This video course takes a progressive approach by first unravelling security techniques and then applying these techniques in a fictional environment. It is thoroughly educational and gives users the opportunity to test their skills.

  • Learn how to perform an efficient, organized, and effective penetration test from start to finish
  • Explore advanced techniques to bypass firewalls and IDS, and remain hidden
  • Discover advanced exploitation methods on even the most updated systems
Course Length 2 hour 50 minutes
ISBN 9781782164500
Date Of Publication 4 Aug 2013


Aaron Johns

Aaron Johns currently works for Intrasect Technologies as an IT Specialist. He provides support for over 160 clients. His work roles include maintaining business networks and security policies to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs.

Aaron also publishes videos and books for Packt Publishing, one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. He has also filmed several independent videos.

Aaron started broadcasting YouTube videos in 2007. In 2009, he was offered a partnership with YouTube. He has provided security awareness to over 1.2 million viewers and 6,300 subscribers. As of today, Aaron still serves as a Technology Partner for YouTube. He is also in partnership with Symantec Corporation and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. You'll also find Aaron as a guest or interviewed as a security professional on several YouTube videos and podcasts.

His qualifications and certifications include a bachelor's degree from International Business College where he majored in network administration as well as several industry certifications such as WCSP-XTM.

To find out more, you can visit his website at