Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing - Fourth Edition

By Vijay Kumar Velu
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About this book

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work. Remote working has given hackers plenty of opportunities as more confidential information is shared over the internet than ever before. In this new edition of Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing, you will learn an offensive approach to enhance your penetration testing skills by becoming aware of the tactics employed by real attackers. You will be introduced to laboratory integration to cloud services so that you learn another dimension of exploitation that is typically forgotten during a penetration test.

Gathering all possible information on a target is pivotal for a penetration tester. This book covers the principles of passive and active reconnaissance, from obtaining user information to large-scale port scanning. Building on reconnaissance, different vulnerability assessments are explored, including threat modeling. You’ll also learn about COVID-19 pandemic-specific cyber failures and understand the cyber risks involved with working from home.

By the end of this Kali Linux book, you will have explored approaches for performing advanced pentesting in tightly secured infrastructure, cloud environments, and applications and have learned about hacking techniques employed on IoT, embedded peripheral devices, and radio frequencies.

Publication date:
January 2022

About the Author

  • Vijay Kumar Velu

    Vijay Kumar Velu is a passionate information security practitioner, author, speaker, investor, and blogger. He has 16+ years of IT industry experience, is a licensed penetration tester and is specialized in providing technical solutions to diverse cyber problems, ranging from simple security configuration reviews to cyber threat intelligence. Vijay holds multiple security qualifications, including CEH, ECSA, and CHFI. He has authored a few books on penetration testing: Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing – Second & Third Editions, and Mobile Application Penetration Testing. For the community, Vijay serves as the chair member of NCDRC, India. When not working, he enjoys playing music and doing charity work.

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