Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Your pen testing career begins here, with a solid foundation in essential skills and concepts Penetration Testing Essentials provides a starting place for professionals and beginners looking to learn more about penetration testing for cybersecurity. Certification eligibility requires work experience—but before you get that experience, you need a basic understanding of the technical and behavioral ways attackers compromise security, and the tools and techniques you'll use to discover the weak spots before others do. You'll learn information gathering techniques, scanning and enumeration, how to target wireless networks, and much more as you build your pen tester skill set. You'll learn how to break in, look around, get out, and cover your tracks, all without ever being noticed. Pen testers are tremendously important to data security, so they need to be sharp and well-versed in technique, but they also need to work smarter than the average hacker. This book set you on the right path, with expert instruction from a veteran IT security expert with multiple security certifications. IT Security certifications have stringent requirements and demand a complex body of knowledge. This book lays the groundwork for any IT professional hoping to move into a cybersecurity career by developing a robust pen tester skill set. Learn the fundamentals of security and cryptography Master breaking, entering, and maintaining access to a system Escape and evade detection while covering your tracks Build your pen testing lab and the essential toolbox Start developing the tools and mindset you need to become experienced in pen testing today.
If you are a Python programmer or a security researcher who has basic knowledge of Python programming and want to learn about penetration testing with the help of Python, this book is ideal for you. Even if you are new to the field of ethical hacking, this book can help you find the vulnerabilities in your system so that you are ready to tackle any kind of attack or intrusion.
Kali Linux is the most popular distribution dedicated to penetration testing that includes a set of free, open source tools. This book introduces you to wireless penetration testing and describes how to conduct its various phases. After showing you how to install Kali Linux on your laptop, you will verify the requirements of the wireless adapter and configure it. Next, the book covers the wireless LAN reconnaissance phase, explains the WEP and WPA/WPA2 security protocols and demonstrates practical attacks against them using the tools provided in Kali Linux, Aircrack-ng in particular. You will then discover the advanced and latest attacks targeting access points and wireless clients and learn how to create a professionally written and effective report.
Unleash the power of Python scripting to execute effective and efficient penetration tests About This Book Sharpen your pentesting skills with Python Develop your fluency with Python to write sharper scripts for rigorous security testing Get stuck into some of the most powerful tools in the security world Who This Book Is For If you are a Python programmer or a security researcher who has basic knowledge of Python programming and wants to learn about penetration testing with the help of Python, this course is ideal for you. Even if you are new to the field of ethical hacking, this course can help you find the vulnerabilities in your system so that you are ready to tackle any kind of attack or intrusion. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with the generation of Metasploit resource files and use the Metasploit Remote Procedure Call to automate exploit generation and execution Exploit the Remote File Inclusion to gain administrative access to systems with Python and other scripting languages Crack an organization's Internet perimeter and chain exploits to gain deeper access to an organization's resources Explore wireless traffic with the help of various programs and perform wireless attacks with Python programs Gather passive information from a website using automated scripts and perform XSS, SQL injection, and parameter tampering attacks Develop complicated header-based attacks through Python In Detail Cybercriminals are always one step ahead, when it comes to tools and techniques. This means you need to use the same tools and adopt the same mindset to properly secure your software. This course shows you how to do just that, demonstrating how effective Python can be for powerful pentesting that keeps your software safe. Comprising of three key modules, follow each one to push your Python and security skills to the next level. In the first module, we'll show you how to get to grips with the fundamentals. This means you'll quickly find out how to tackle some of the common challenges facing pentesters using custom Python tools designed specifically for your needs. You'll also learn what tools to use and when, giving you complete confidence when deploying your pentester tools to combat any potential threat. In the next module you'll begin hacking into the application layer. Covering everything from parameter tampering, DDoS, XXS and SQL injection, it will build on the knowledge and skills you learned in the first module to make you an even more fluent security expert. Finally in the third module, you'll find more than 60 Python pentesting recipes. We think this will soon become your trusted resource for any pentesting situation. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Learning Penetration Testing with Python by Christopher Duffy Python Penetration Testing Essentials by Mohit Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook by Cameron Buchanan,Terry Ip, Andrew Mabbitt, Benjamin May and Dave Mound Style and approach This course provides a quick access to powerful, modern tools, and customizable scripts to kick-start the creation of your own Python web penetration testing toolbox.
Over 60 hands-on recipes to pen test networks using Python to discover vulnerabilities and find a recovery pathAbout This Book* Learn to detect and avoid various types of attacks that put the privacy of a system at risk* Enhance your knowledge on the concepts of wireless applications and information gathering through practical recipes.* See a pragmatic way to penetration test using Python to build efficient code and save timeWho This Book Is ForThis book is for developers who have prior knowledge of using Python for pen testing. If you want an overview of scripting tasks to consider while pen testing, this book will give you a lot of useful code or your tool kit.What You Will Learn* Find an IP address from a web page using BeautifulSoup and urllib* Discover different types of sniffers to build an intrusion detection system* Create an efficient and high-performance ping sweep and port scanner* Get to grips with making an SSID and BSSID scanner* Perform network pen-testing by attacking DDoS, DHCP and packet injecting* Fingerprint OS and network applications, and correlate common vulnerabilities* Master techniques to detect vulnerabilities in your environment and secure them* Incorporate various networks and packet sniffing techniques using Raw sockets and ScapyIn DetailPenetration testing is the use of tools and code to attack a system in order to assess its vulnerabilities to external threats. Python allows pen testers to create their own tools. Since Python is a highly valued pen-testing language, there are many native libraries and Python bindings available specifically for pen-testing tasks.Python Penetration Testing Cookbook begins by teaching you how to extract information from web pages. You will learn how to build an intrusion detection system using network sniffing techniques. Next, you will find out how to scan your networks to ensure performance and quality, and how to carry out wireless pen testing on your network to avoid cyber attacks. After that, we'll discuss the different kinds of attacks on the network. Next, you'll get to grips with designing your own torrent detection program. We'll take you through common vulnerability scenarios and then cover buffer overflow exploitation so you can detect insecure coding. Finally, you'll discover PE code injection methods to safeguard your network.
Author: Lee Allen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Employ the most advanced pentesting techniques and tools to build highly-secured systems and environments About This Book Learn how to build your own pentesting lab environment to practice advanced techniques Customize your own scripts, and learn methods to exploit 32-bit and 64-bit programs Explore a vast variety of stealth techniques to bypass a number of protections when penetration testing Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who wants to improve their skills in penetration testing. As it follows a step-by-step approach, anyone from a novice to an experienced security tester can learn effective techniques to deal with highly secured environments. Whether you are brand new or a seasoned expert, this book will provide you with the skills you need to successfully create, customize, and plan an advanced penetration test. What You Will Learn A step-by-step methodology to identify and penetrate secured environments Get to know the process to test network services across enterprise architecture when defences are in place Grasp different web application testing methods and how to identify web application protections that are deployed Understand a variety of concepts to exploit software Gain proven post-exploitation techniques to exfiltrate data from the target Get to grips with various stealth techniques to remain undetected and defeat the latest defences Be the first to find out the latest methods to bypass firewalls Follow proven approaches to record and save the data from tests for analysis In Detail The defences continue to improve and become more and more common, but this book will provide you with a number or proven techniques to defeat the latest defences on the networks. The methods and techniques contained will provide you with a powerful arsenal of best practices to increase your penetration testing successes. The processes and methodology will provide you techniques that will enable you to be successful, and the step by step instructions of information gathering and intelligence will allow you to gather the required information on the targets you are testing. The exploitation and post-exploitation sections will supply you with the tools you would need to go as far as the scope of work will allow you. The challenges at the end of each chapter are designed to challenge you and provide real-world situations that will hone and perfect your penetration testing skills. You will start with a review of several well respected penetration testing methodologies, and following this you will learn a step-by-step methodology of professional security testing, including stealth, methods of evasion, and obfuscation to perform your tests and not be detected! The final challenge will allow you to create your own complex layered architecture with defences and protections in place, and provide the ultimate testing range for you to practice the methods shown throughout the book. The challenge is as close to an actual penetration test assignment as you can get! Style and approach The book follows the standard penetration testing stages from start to finish with step-by-step examples. The book thoroughly covers penetration test expectations, proper scoping and planning, as well as enumeration and foot printing
Author: James M. Stewart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Focused review for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam The CompTIA Security+ certification offers tremendous opportunities for IT professionals. For those who want to take their careers to the next level, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: Exam SY0-401 is here to serve as a great resource for certification preparation. This concise, focused guide is easy to use and is organized by each exam objective for quick review and reinforcement of key topics. You'll find information on network security, compliance and operational security, and threats and vulnerabilities. Additionally, this indispensable resource delves into application, data, and host security, access control and identity management, and cryptography. Whether you're looking to achieve Security+ certification or simply get up to speed on key IT security concepts, this review guide brings together lessons on the most essential topics. In addition to the content in the book, you'll have access to more than 100 practice exam questions, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary of key terms. Serves as an essential review guide for Security+ certification exam Split into six sections that cover the most essential topics for professionals interested in Security+ certification and other certifications Features additional resources featured on companion website, including practice exam questions, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms More than 250,000 IT professionals have earned their Security+ certification since it was founded. Join the thousands who are excelling in their IT careers and get a head start on reviewing for one of the field's most sought after certifications.
Author: Ric Messier
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2013-11-01
"All-in-One Is All You Need." Get complete coverage of all the objectives on Global Information Assurance Certification's Security Essentials (GSEC) exam inside this comprehensive resource. GSEC GIAC Security Essentials Certification All-in-One Exam Guide provides learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. COVERS ALL EXAM TOPICS, INCLUDING: Networking fundamentals Network design Authentication and access control Network security Linux and Windows Encryption Risk management Virtual machines Vulnerability control Malware Physical security Wireless technologies VoIP ELECTRONIC CONTENT FEATURES: TWO PRACTICE EXAMS AUTHOR VIDEOS PDF eBOOK
CISSP Study Guide, Third Edition provides readers with information on the CISSP certification, the most prestigious, globally-recognized, vendor-neutral exam for information security professionals. With over 100,000 professionals certified worldwide, and many more joining their ranks, this new third edition presents everything a reader needs to know on the newest version of the exam's Common Body of Knowledge. The eight domains are covered completely and as concisely as possible, allowing users to ace the exam. Each domain has its own chapter that includes a specially-designed pedagogy to help users pass the exam, including clearly-stated exam objectives, unique terms and definitions, exam warnings, "learning by example" modules, hands-on exercises, and chapter ending questions. Provides the most complete and effective study guide to prepare users for passing the CISSP exam, giving them exactly what they need to pass the test Authored by Eric Conrad who has prepared hundreds of professionals for passing the CISSP exam through SANS, a popular and well-known organization for information security professionals Covers all of the new information in the Common Body of Knowledge updated in January 2015, and also provides two exams, tiered end-of-chapter questions for a gradual learning curve, and a complete self-test appendix
Pen test your system like a pro and overcome vulnerabilities by leveraging Python scripts, libraries, and tools About This Book Learn to utilize your Python scripting skills to pentest a computer system, network, and web-application Get proficient at the art of assessing vulnerabilities by conducting effective penetration testing This is the ultimate guide that teaches you how to use Python to protect your systems against sophisticated cyber attacks Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for those who are comfortable with Python or a similar language and need no help with basic programming concepts, but want to understand the basics of penetration testing and the problems pentesters face. What You Will Learn Write Scapy scripts to investigate network traffic Get to know application fingerprinting techniques with Python Understand the attack scripting techniques Write fuzzing tools with pentesting requirements Learn basic attack scripting methods Utilize cryptographic toolkits in Python Automate pentesting with Python tools and libraries In Detail Penetration testing is a practice of testing a computer system, network, or web application to find weaknesses in security that an attacker can exploit. Effective Python Penetration Testing will help you utilize your Python scripting skills to safeguard your networks from cyberattacks. We will begin by providing you with an overview of Python scripting and penetration testing. You will learn to analyze network traffic by writing Scapy scripts and will see how to fingerprint web applications with Python libraries such as ProxMon and Spynner. Moving on, you will find out how to write basic attack scripts, and will develop debugging and reverse engineering skills with Python libraries. Toward the end of the book, you will discover how to utilize cryptography toolkits in Python and how to automate Python tools and libraries. Style and approach This is an expert's guide to Python with a practical based approach, where each chapter will help you improve your penetration testing skills using Python to become a master pen tester.
Bill ist IT-Manager bei Parts Unlimited. An einem Dienstagmorgen erhält er auf der Fahrt zur Arbeit einen Anruf seines CEO. Die neue IT-Initiative der Firma mit dem Codenamen Projekt Phoenix ist entscheidend für die Zukunft von Parts Unlimited, aber das Projekt hat Budget und Zeitplan massiv überzogen. Der CEO will, dass Bill direkt an ihn berichtet und das ganze Chaos in neunzig Tagen aufräumt, denn sonst wird Bills gesamte Abteilung outgesourct. Mit der Hilfe eines Vorstandsmitglieds und dessen mysteriöser Philosophie der Drei Wege wird Bill klar, dass IT-Arbeit mehr mit dem Fertigungsbereich in einer Fabrik zu tun hat als er sich je vorstellen konnte. Die Zeit drängt: Bill muss dafür sorgen, dass der Arbeitsfluss auch zwischen den Abteilungen deutlich besser läuft und das Business-Funktionalität zuverlässig bereitgestellt wird. Drei Koryphäen der DevOps-Bewegung liefern hier die rasante und unterhaltsame Story, in der sich jeder, der im IT-Bereich arbeitet, wiederfinden wird. Sie erfahren nicht nur, wie Sie Ihre eigene IT-Organisation verbessern können - nach der Lektüre dieses Buchs werden Sie IT auch nie wieder so sehen wie zuvor.
Author: Pete Herzog
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Whatever you may have heard about hackers, the truth is they do something really, really well: discover. Hackers are motivated, resourceful, and creative. They get deeply into how things work, to the point that they know how to take control of them and change them into something else. This lets them re-think even big ideas because they can really dig to the bottom of how things function. Volume 3 of the Security Essentials series includes lessons in Hacking Email, Hacking Websites, and Hacking Passwords. It will teach you how to make yourself much safer online as well as prepare you with the techniques needed for professional penetration testing and hacking. Learn and reinforce essential security skills quickly with this straight-forward guide designed to speed learning and information retention. With clear explanations, stories, and interesting exercises from hacking to penetration testing you will quickly grasp and use important security concepts. As a textbook, workbook, and study guide for both directed and self-learning, this is the ultimate textbook for cybersecurity awareness and skill-building designed for all high school and college students. Ideal for any classroom or home-schooling. It is based on the open source Hacker Highschool project and expanded to provide for a wide range of technology skill levels. The guide uses research from the Open Source Security Testing Methodology (OSSTMM) to assure this is the newest security research and concepts.