Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit

3rd Edition

Print ISBN: 9781597496278
eBook ISBN: 9781597496285
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 18th July 2011
Page Count: 464
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Great commericial penetration testing tools can be very expensive and, depending on the situation,  hard to use or of questionable accuracy. This book helps solve both of these problems. First, keeping budgetary restrictions in mind, this book covers open source, no-cost penetration testing tools that do a great job and can be modified by the user for each situation. Second, many tools, even ones that cost thousands of dollars, do not come with any type of instruction on how and in which situations the penetration tester can best use them. Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit, Third Edition, goes a step beyond what is available for so-called instructions on these tools and expands upon them so that a professional can get the most accurate and in-depth test results possible. Real-life scenarios are a major focus so that the reader knows which tool to use and how to use it for a variety of situations.


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"For people looking to become pen-testers, this is an excellent first step. For anyone simply curious about what pen-testing involves and who wants to try some of the techniques for themselves, it may be all you need."--Network Security,December 1 2011

"This book is relevant for a community of hackers (in the positive sense hopefully) or technical auditors. The author, Jeremy Faircloth, is a Sr. Manager/Solutions Architect for Best Buy where, with his team, he architects and maintains enterprise-wide client/server and Web-based technologies. He is a member of the Society for Technical Communication and frequently acts as a technical resource for other IT professionals. He is an expert in many areas including Web development, database administration, enterprise security, network design, large enterprise applications and project management. The author is also co-author to several technical books covering a variety of topics. The author presents in this book a kind of toolbox that can help to test systems’ resiliency to penetration actions and thus revealing any exploitable vulnerabilities. The elements presented in this book should enable the design of a penetration tests laboratory."--Computers and Security

"Readers would find a rich collection of tools here.… Those with a background in this area would find the collection of tool usage and reviews helpful and would benefit from this as a resource."

"Jeremy Faircloth continues to write about computer and network security in ways that help the InfoSec community. In Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit, Third Edition he combines his sharp insight into a wide variety of technologies, diverse penetration testing approaches and several penetration testing tools (then showcases these tools in action in the case study in each chapter) so the student of penetration testing can go out and get