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Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to

Book Description

Set up your own penetration testing lab, using practical and precise recipes

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.

  • A concise and clear explanation of penetration testing, and how you can benefit from it

  • Understand the architectural underpinnings of your penetration test lab

  • Learn how to set up your lab to be used in many different scenarios

In Detail

Penetration testing is notoriously difficult to execute. With many different real-world scenarios to consider, and an ever growing number software and hardware to manage, testers need to be highly qualified in many fields. A controlled lab environment is crucial to the success of penetration testing and testers.

"Instant Penetration Testing : Setting Up a Test Lab How-to" is a practical guide which will help you get started building your first penetration lab, by helping you understand and implement your lab architecture.

This book starts with a penetration testing overview and then shows the reader, through a step-by-step approach, the ways in which to set up three different types of lab.

The book will then teach you how to set up labs for practising a variety of general and target-specific penetration testing techniques.

"Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to" will provide you with all the information you need for setting up your own hacking playgrounds, helping you to sharpen your penetration testing skills.

Table of Contents

  1. Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to
    1. Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewers
    5. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
        3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    7. 1. Instant Penetration Testing: Setting Up a Test Lab How-to
      1. Understanding penetration testing (Must know)
        1. How to do it...
        2. There's more...
          1. Common reasons to set up your own lab
          2. What you should remember
          3. Additional reading
      2. Planning the lab environment (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Lab environment components variations
          2. Choosing virtualization solutions – pros and cons
      3. Setting up the network security lab (Must know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Alternative solutions and configurations
          2. Additional tips
          3. Additional info
      4. Setting up a web app lab (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Alternative lab options
          2. Alternative vulnerable web app packages
          3. Additional info
      5. Setting up a Wi-Fi lab (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Improving your hacker skills
          2. Tips
          3. Additional info
      6. Reviewing online lab portals (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. There's more…