Hacking with Kali

Practical Penetration Testing Techniques


  • James Broad, (CISSP, C|EH, CPTS, Security+, MBA), President and owner of Cyber-Recon, LLC.
  • Andrew Bindner

Hacking with Kali introduces you the most current distribution of the de facto standard tool for Linux pen testing. Starting with use of the Kali live CD and progressing through installation on hard drives, thumb drives and SD cards, author James Broad walks you through creating a custom version of the Kali live distribution. You’ll learn how to configure networking components, storage devices and system services such as DHCP and web services.

Once you're familiar with the basic components of the software, you'll learn how to use Kali through the phases of the penetration testing lifecycle; one major tool from each phase is explained. The book culminates with a chapter on reporting that will provide examples of documents used prior to, during and after the pen test.

This guide will benefit information security professionals of all levels, hackers, systems administrators, network administrators, and beginning and intermediate professional pen testers, as well as students majoring in information security.

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Information Security professionals of all levels, hackers, systems administrators, network administrators, beginning and intermediate professional Pen Testers, and an academic audience among information security majors.


Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-407749-2

Table of Contents


Getting and Running Kali

Hard Drive Installation

Thumb Drive Installation

SD Card Installation

Building a Custom Live CD

Updating Kali and Installing Additional Software

Configuring Network Devices

Configuring Servers and Services

Configuring and Accessing Internal and External Media

Introduction to the Pen Testing Life Cycle




Maintaining Access