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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments: The Ultimate Security Guide by Lee Allen

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Planning for action

Once the time has come to start your testing, you will want to be prepared. This entails having an action plan available, all of your equipment and scripts up and running, and of course having some mechanism for recording all steps and actions taken. This will provide you with a reference for yourself and other team members. You may remember the steps you took to bypass that firewall now, but what about four months from now when you are facing the same challenge? Taking good notes is critical to a successful penetration test.

For the purpose of this book, we will review the installation of the BackTrack suite using VirtualBox, which is made available by Oracle under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This open source virtualization ...

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