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

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Chapter 7. Post-Exploitation

Post-exploitation is an often overlooked aspect of penetration testing. In the past, many even considered the job to be complete the moment that a shell is popped open on a remote target machine. Goal-oriented pentesting will require more than this. There must be a specific goal, such as accessing a critical database, or obtaining key credentials that would allow an attacker to read private corporate e-mails, for the penetration test to be of value. Business owners and managers are concerned with protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their assets and data. Reporting that a random system was easily compromised means very little compared to providing tangible proof that an attacker could effortlessly ...

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