Penetration Testing Essentials

Learn the skills of pen testing with the Penetration Testing Essentials course. The study guide offers an understanding on the topics such as scanning and enumeration, intelligence gathering, cracking password, cryptography, reporting, retaining access with backdoors and malware, working with defensive and detecting sections, and many more. This course will help you learn about the various ethical hacking methods that are currently being used on the front lines. The course helps you in network security by teaching you about the various penetration testing techniques.

Here's what you will get

Glossary of terms
Pre-assessment Questions
Post-Assessment Questions

Here's what you will learn

  • Defining Penetration Testing
  • Preserving Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Appreciating the Evolution of Hacking
  • Comparing Common Operating Systems
  • Exploring Networking Concepts
  • Recognizing the Four Goals of Cryptography
  • The History of Encryption
  • Speaking Intelligently About Cryptography
  • Comparing Symmetric and Asymmetric Cryptography
  • Transforming Data via Hashing
  • A Hybrid System: Using Digital Signatures
  • Working with PKI
  • Determining the Objective and Scope of the Job
  • Choosing the Type of Test to Perform
  • Gaining Permission via a Contract
  • Following the Law While Testing
  • Introduction to Intelligence Gathering
  • Examining a Company's Web Presence
  • Finding Websites That Don't Exist Anymore
  • Gathering Information with Search Engines
  • Targeting Employees with People Searches
  • Discovering Location
  • Do Some Social Networking
  • Looking via Financial Services
  • Investigating Job Boards
  • Searching Email
  • Extracting Technical Information
  • Introduction to Scanning
  • Checking for Live Systems
  • Performing Port Scanning
  • Identifying an Operating System
  • Scanning for Vulnerabilities
  • Using Proxies (Or Keeping Your Head Down)
  • Performing Enumeration
  • Introduction to Vulnerability Scanning
  • Recognizing the Limitations of Vulnerability Scanning
  • Outlining the Vulnerability Scanning Process
  • Types of Scans That Can Be Performed
  • Recognizing Strong Passwords
  • Choosing a Password-Cracking Technique
  • Executing a Passive Online Attack
  • Executing an Active Online Attack
  • Executing an Offline Attack
  • Using Nontechnical Methods
  • Escalating Privileges
  • Deciding How to Attack
  • Installing a Backdoor with PsTools
  • Opening a Shell with LAN Turtle
  • Recognizing Types of Malware
  • Launching Viruses
  • Launching Worms
  • Launching Spyware
  • Inserting Trojans
  • Installing Rootkits
  • Reporting the Test Parameters
  • Collecting Information
  • Highlighting the Important Information
  • Adding Supporting Documentation
  • Conducting Quality Assurance
  • Detecting Intrusions
  • Recognizing the Signs of an Intrusion
  • Evading an IDS
  • Breaching a Firewall
  • Using Honeypots: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
  • Recognizing the Motivations for Evasion
  • Getting Rid of Log Files
  • Hiding Files
  • Evading Antivirus Software
  • Evading Defenses by Entering Through a Backdoor
  • Using Rootkits for Evasion
  • An Introduction to Wireless
  • Breaking Wireless Encryption Technologies
  • Conducting a Wardriving Attack
  • Conducting Other Types of Attack
  • Choosing Tools to Attack Wireless
  • Knocking Out Bluetooth
  • Hacking the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Recognizing Current-Generation Mobile Devices
  • Working with Android OS
  • Working with Apple iOS
  • Finding Security Holes in Mobile Devices
  • Encountering Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Choosing Tools to Test Mobile Devices
  • Introduction to Social Engineering
  • Exploiting Human Traits
  • Acting Like a Social Engineer
  • Targeting Specific Victims
  • Leveraging Social Networking
  • Conducting Safer Social Networking
  • Introduction to Hardening
  • Three Tenets of Defense
  • Creating a Security Baseline
  • Hardening with Group Policy
  • Hardening Desktop Security
  • Backing Up a System
  • Introduction to Network Hardening
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Firewalls
  • Physical Security Controls
  • Choosing Your Career Path
  • Build a Library
  • Practice Technical Writing
  • Display Your Skills
  • Deciding to Build a Lab
  • Considering Virtualization
  • Getting Starting and What You Will Need
  • Installing Software
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Penetration Testing Essentials
ISBN : 9781616910150
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