An Introduction to Security and Penetration Testing
This book will teach you everything you need to know to become a professional security and penetration tester. It simplifies hands-on security and penetration testing by breaking down each step of the process so that finding vulnerabilities and misconfigurations becomes easy. The book explains how to more » methodically locate, exploit, and professionally report security weaknesses using techniques such as SQL-injection, denial-of-service attacks, and password hacking.
Although From Hacking to Report Writing will give you the technical know-how needed to carry out advanced security tests, it also offers insight into crafting professional looking reports describing your work and how your customers can benefit from it. The book will give you the tools you need to clearly communicate the benefits of high-quality security and penetration testing to IT-management, executives and other stakeholders.
Embedded in the book are a number of on-the-job stories that will give you a good understanding of how you can apply what you have learned to real-world situations.
We live in a time where computer security is more important than ever. Staying one step ahead of hackers has never been a bigger challenge. From Hacking to Report Writing clarifies how you can sleep better at night knowing that your network has been thoroughly tested.
What you’ll learn
* Clearly understand why security and penetration testing is important.
* How to find vulnerabilities in any system using the same techniques as hackers do.
* Write professional looking reports.
* Know which security and penetration testing method to apply for any given situation.
* How to successfully hold together a security and penetration test project.
Who This Book Is For
Aspiring security and penetration testers, Security consultants, Security and penetration testers, IT managers, and Security researchers. « less
This book will teach you how you can protect yourself from most common hacking attacks -- by knowing how hacking actually works! After all, in order to prevent your system from being compromised, you need to stay a step ahead of any criminal hacker. You can do that by learning how to hack and how to more » do a counter-hack.
Within this book are techniques and tools that are used by both criminal and ethical hackers – all the things that you will find here will show you how information security can be compromised and how you can identify an attack in a system that you are trying to protect. At the same time, you will also learn how you can minimize any damage in your system or stop an ongoing attack. « less
Hack and Defend
Learn how to attack and defend the world’s most popular web server platform
Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend presents a detailed guide for experienced admins, aspiring hackers and other IT professionals seeking a more advanced understanding of Linux security. Written by a 20-year veteran of more » Linux server deployment this book provides the insight of experience along with highly practical instruction.
The topics range from the theory of past, current, and future attacks, to the mitigation of a variety of online attacks, all the way to empowering you to perform numerous malicious attacks yourself (in the hope that you will learn how to defend against them). By increasing your understanding of a hacker’s tools and mindset you're less likely to be confronted by the all-too-common reality faced by many admins these days: someone else has control of your systems.
* Master hacking tools and launch sophisticated attacks: perform SQL injections, deploy multiple server exploits and crack complex passwords.
* Defend systems and networks: make your servers invisible, be confident of your security with penetration testing and repel unwelcome attackers.
* Increase your background knowledge of attacks on systems and networks and improve all-important practical skills required to secure any Linux server.
The techniques presented apply to almost all Linux distributions including the many Debian and Red Hat derivatives and some other Unix-type systems. Further your career with this intriguing, deeply insightful, must-have technical book. Diverse, broadly-applicable and hands-on practical, Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend is an essential resource which will sit proudly on any techie's bookshelf. « less
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 more » 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. « less
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 more » 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
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. « less
Scan, exploit, and crack wireless networks by using the most advanced techniques from security professionals
Penetration testing is a tool for testing computer systems, networks, or web applications to find vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. By performing a penetration test, you can proactively identify which vulnerabilities are most critical. This allows your organization to more intelligently more » prioritize remediation and apply necessary security patches to ensure that they are available.
This book covers how to set up Kali Linux, scan and sniff wireless networks, and crack WEP, WPA, and even WPA2 encryption. By the end of this book, you will feel much more confident when it comes to conducting wireless penetration tests, and you will have a full understanding of wireless security threats.
This book is full of hands-on demonstrations and how-to tutorials. This will benefit you, as the reader, when it comes to security awareness. Having some knowledge of wireless penetration testing would be helpful. « less
Employ the power of Python to get the best out of pentesting
This book is a practical guide that shows you the advantages of using Python for pentesting with the help of detailed code examples.
We start by exploring the basics of networking with Python and then proceed to network hacking. Next, we delve into hacking the application layer where we start with more » gathering information from a website. We then move on to concepts related to website hacking such as parameter tampering, DDoS, XSS, and SQL injection.
By reading this book, you will learn different techniques and methodologies that will familiarize you with the art of pentesting as well as creating automated programs to find the admin console, SQL injection, and XSS attack. « less
Build intricate virtual architecture to practice any penetration testing technique virtually
A penetration test, also known as pentest, is a method of assessing computer and network security by replicating an attack on a computer system or network from the outside world and internal threats. With the increase of advanced hackers and threats to our virtual world, pentesting is an absolute necessity.
Building more » Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing will teach you how to build your own labs and give you a proven process to test these labs; a process that is currently used in industry by global pentesting teams. You will also learn a systematic approach to professional security testing, building routers, firewalls, and web servers to hone your pentesting skills.
What you will learn from this book
* Build routers, firewalls, and web servers to hone your pentesting skills
* Deploy and then find the weaknesses in a firewall architecture
* Construct a layered architecture and perform a systematic process and methodology to use for conducting an external test
* Get introduced to several of the different security testing methodologies
* Design monitored environments and evade them
* Create complex architecture
* Bypass antivirus and other protection
* Practice methods of evasion against today's top defenses
* Leverage the client configuration
Written in an easy-to-follow approach using hands-on examples, this book helps you create virtual environments for advanced penetration testing, enabling you to build a multi-layered architecture to include firewalls, IDS/IPS, web application firewalls, and endpoint protection, which is essential in the penetration testing world.
Who this book is written for
If you are a penetration tester, security consultant, security test engineer, or analyst who wants to practice and perfect penetration testing skills by building virtual pentesting labs in varying industry scenarios, this is the book for you. This book is ideal if you want to build and enhance your existing pentesting methods and skills. Basic knowledge of network security features is expected along with web application testing experience. « less
Just as a professional athlete doesn’t show up without a solid game plan, ethical hackers, IT professionals, and security researchers should not be unprepared, either. The Hacker Playbook provides them their own game plans. Written by a longtime security professional and CEO of Secure Planet, LLC, this more » step-by-step guide to the “game” of penetration hacking features hands-on examples and helpful advice from the top of the field.
Through a series of football-style “plays,” this straightforward guide gets to the root of many of the roadblocks people may face while penetration testing—including attacking different types of networks, pivoting through security controls, and evading antivirus software.
From “Pregame” research to “The Drive” and “The Lateral Pass,” the practical plays listed can be read in order or referenced as needed. Either way, the valuable advice within will put you in the mindset of a penetration tester of a Fortune 500 company, regardless of your career or level of experience.
Whether you’re downing energy drinks while desperately looking for an exploit, or preparing for an exciting new job in IT security, this guide is an essential part of any ethical hacker’s library—so there’s no reason not to get in the game. « less
Programming Flaws and How to Fix Them
"What makes this book so important is that it reflects the experiences of two of the industry's most experienced hands at getting real-world engineers to understand just what they're being asked for when they're asked to write secure code. The book reflects Michael Howard's and David LeBlanc's experience more » in the trenches working with developers years after code was long since shipped, informing them of problems." --From the Foreword by Dan Kaminsky, Director of Penetration Testing, IOActive
Eradicate the Most Notorious Insecure Designs and Coding Vulnerabilities
Fully updated to cover the latest security issues, 24 Deadly Sins of Software Security reveals the most common design and coding errors and explains how to fix each one-or better yet, avoid them from the start. Michael Howard and David LeBlanc, who teach Microsoft employees and the world how to secure code, have partnered again with John Viega, who uncovered the original 19 deadly programming sins. They have completely revised the book to address the most recent vulnerabilities and have added five brand-new sins. This practical guide covers all platforms, languages, and types of applications. Eliminate these security flaws from your code:
* SQL injection
* Web server- and client-related vulnerabilities
* Use of magic URLs, predictable cookies, and hidden form fields
* Buffer overruns
* Format string problems
* Integer overflows
* C++ catastrophes
* Insecure exception handling
* Command injection
* Failure to handle errors
* Information leakage
* Race conditions
* Poor usability
* Not updating easily
* Executing code with too much privilege
* Failure to protect stored data
* Insecure mobile code
* Use of weak password-based systems
* Weak random numbers
* Using cryptography incorrectly
* Failing to protect network traffic
* Improper use of PKI
* Trusting network name resolution « less