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Professional Hacking 9781597493048

Professional Hacking

Penetration Testing Tools and Techniques

ISBN-10: 159749304X
ISBN-13: 9781597493048
PUBLISHER: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
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Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access codes, CDs, DVDs)
Product Description: This invaluable book and DVD package is designed to replicate the experience of in-classroom, instructor-led, penetration testing training which costs the typical security professional (or their employer) $1200-$2000 for the course alone, plus T&E, and days upon days of non-billable hours. Author Justin Peltier has delivered exactly this type of penetration testing training to thousands of security professionals around the world at some of the security industry's largest and most influential events and institutions including ISC2, Computer Security Institute, and ISSA. For the first time, Justin's years of experience, training, expertise, labs, and custom-built penetration testing tools are being presented in a single Book/DVD retail product. Penetration testing is the act of testing one's own network (or that of a client) to find security vulnerabilities before these exact same holes are found and more importantly exploited by phishers, digital piracy groups, and almost countless other organized or individual malicious hackers. Just like malicious hacking, penetration testing requires a delicate balance of art, science, and guts. This is the primary reasons that penetration testing training (not just Justin's but course offered by Foundstone, EC-Council, SANS, Global Knowledge, etc) has been so successful over the years. One can't just read a book and put up a shingle as a pen tester. The road to successfully breeching the security of a network, server, or application is a dynamic chess match. To be successful at attacking or defending a network, one must be as well versed in the ever-changing strategies and tactics of their opponent as their own. This completely unique book/DVD package brings the art and science of pen testing to our readers. They will learn how to attach all major operating systems including Windows, Linux, UNIX, and OS X. In addition, they will learn to attack Web and network-based applications, databases, and network perimeters and devices. Sound tricky'...It is. Because of this, the actual business of being a pen tester is equally tricky and brings with it significant liability (i.e., you can easily break a really big, really expensive network). To satisfy this need, this package contains special chapters on running a successful and ethical penetration testing business. Included are legal guidelines along with sample reports and specification for consultants to provide to their internal and external clients. * Unique book and DVD package which for the first time delivers the art and science of penetration testing in a retail product. * Companion DVD contains custom designed penetration testing tools, a full suite of open source penetration testing tools, video walkthroughs of successful intrusions, and customizable reports and forms for conducting penetration tests. *Coverage includes open source and commercial penetration testing tools, and demonstrates network, application, Web-based, and database attacks.

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PAGES: 900
CATEGORY: Computers

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