The Art of Network Penetration Testing is a guide to simulating an internal security breach. You’ll take on the role of the attacker and work through every stage of a professional pentest, from information gathering to seizing control of a system and owning the network.
Summary Penetration testing is about more than just getting through a perimeter firewall. The biggest security threats are inside the network, where attackers can rampage through sensitive data by exploiting weak access controls and poorly patched software. Designed for up-and-coming security professionals, The Art of Network Penetration Testing teaches you how to take over an enterprise network from the inside. It lays out every stage of an internal security assessment step-by-step, showing you how to identify weaknesses before a malicious invader can do real damage.
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About the technology Penetration testers uncover security gaps by attacking networks exactly like malicious intruders do. To become a world-class pentester, you need to master offensive security concepts, leverage a proven methodology, and practice, practice, practice. Th is book delivers insights from security expert Royce Davis, along with a virtual testing environment you can use to hone your skills.
About the book The Art of Network Penetration Testing is a guide to simulating an internal security breach. You’ll take on the role of the attacker and work through every stage of a professional pentest, from information gathering to seizing control of a system and owning the network. As you brute force passwords, exploit unpatched services, and elevate network level privileges, you’ll learn where the weaknesses are—and how to take advantage of them.
Set up a virtual pentest lab Exploit Windows and Linux network vulnerabilities Establish persistent re-entry to compromised targets Detail your findings in an engagement report
About the reader For tech professionals. No security experience required.
About the author Royce Davis has orchestrated hundreds of penetration tests, helping to secure many of the largest companies in the world.
Table of Contents
1 Network Penetration Testing
PHASE 1 - INFORMATION GATHERING
2 Discovering network hosts
3 Discovering network services
4 Discovering network vulnerabilities
PHASE 2 - FOCUSED PENETRATION
5 Attacking vulnerable web services
6 Attacking vulnerable database services
7 Attacking unpatched services
PHASE 3 - POST-EXPLOITATION AND PRIVILEGE ESCALATION