Penetration Testing Basics

A Quick-Start Guide to Breaking into Systems

Authors: Messier, Ric

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  • Short and to the point practical hands-on type of book
  • Quick starting point to get someone right into penetration testing
  • Quick, guided tours of important security tools
  • Focus on remediation strategies and not just breaking things
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About this book

Learn how to break systems, networks, and software in order to determine where the bad guys might get in. Once the holes have been determined, this short book discusses how they can be fixed. Until they have been located, they are exposures to your organization. By reading Penetration Testing Basics, you'll gain the foundations of a simple methodology used to perform penetration testing on systems and networks for which you are responsible. 
What You Will Learn

  • Identify security vulnerabilities
  • Use some of the top security tools to identify holes
  • Read reports from testing tools
  • Spot and negate common attacks
  • Identify common Web-based attacks and exposures as well as recommendations for closing those holes
Who This Book Is For
Anyone who has some familiarity with computers and an interest in information security and penetration testing. 

About the authors

Ric Messier, MS, GCIH, GSEC, CEH, CISSP is the program director for Cyber Security, Computer Forensics and Digital Investigations and the Economic Crime Investigation bachelors' degree programs, as well as the Digital Forensic Science master's degree program at Champlain College.
Messier has been involved in the networking and security arena since the early 1980s. He has worked at large Internet service providers and small software companies developing knowledge and experience about a range of topics related to networking and security. Messier has also been involved on incident response teams and has been consulted on forensic investigations for large companies.
An established expert in the field and author, Messier has published several articles for Hackin9 Magazine, has developed number of video training titles with O'Reilly Media and has written a number of books on information security.  

Reviews

“This volume is easy to read and quite pedagogical, which is maybe its greatest strength, together with putting together some examples and preparing the reader for them. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to chief information officers and IT operations and network operations directors, to ensure in-house information security processes are comprehensive enough. Next, it is also strongly recommended as a supplementary practice-oriented textbook for students in computer and information security, to guide them along in their perfection of this art.” (L.-F. Pau, Computing Reviews, April, 2017)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • What Is Penetration Testing?

    Pages 1-11

    Messier, Ric

  • Digging for Information

    Pages 13-24

    Messier, Ric

  • What’s Open?

    Pages 25-40

    Messier, Ric

  • Vulnerabilities

    Pages 41-53

    Messier, Ric

  • Exploitation

    Pages 55-78

    Messier, Ric

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1857-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $32.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1856-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Penetration Testing Basics
Book Subtitle
A Quick-Start Guide to Breaking into Systems
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Ric Messier
Distribution Rights
All standard Apress distro channels
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1857-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1857-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1856-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 115
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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