Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing

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By Robert W. Beggs
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About this book

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing will teach you the kill chain perspective in assessing network security—from selecting the most effective tools, to rapidly compromising network security, to highlighting the techniques used to avoid detection.

This book will take you, as a tester, through the reconnaissance, exploitation, and post-exploitation activities used by penetration testers and hackers. After learning the hands-on techniques to perform an effective and covert attack, specific routes to the target will be examined, including bypassing physical security. You will also get to grips with concepts such as social engineering, attacking wireless networks, web services, and remote access connections. Finally, you will focus on the most vulnerable part of the network—directly attacking the end user.

This book will provide all the practical knowledge needed to test your network's security using a proven hacker's methodology.

Publication date:
June 2014
Publisher
Packt
Pages
356
ISBN
9781782163121

About the Author

  • Robert W. Beggs

    Robert W. Beggs is the founder and CEO of Digital Defence, a company that specializes in preventing and responding to information security incidents. He has more than 15 years of experience in the technical leadership of security engagements, including penetration testing of wired and wireless networks, incident response, and data forensics.

    Robert is a strong evangelist of security and is a cofounder of Toronto Area Security Klatch, the largest known vendor-independent security user group in North America. He is a member on the advisory board of the SecTor Security Conference as well as on several academic security programs. He is an enthusiastic security trainer and has taught graduates, undergraduates, and continuing education students courses in information security at several Canadian universities.

    Robert holds an MBA in Science and Technology from Queen's University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

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Having a background understanding already I found this text easy to read over 4-5 days. Structure flowed well and detail was about the right balance.
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