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Penetration Testing: Protecting Networks and Systems

Penetration Testing - Protecting Networks and Systems

SKU: 3823
Authors: Kevin M. Henry
Publishers:  IT Governance Publishing
Format: ePub
ISBN13: 9781849283731
Pages: 234
Published: 21 Jun 2012
Availability: Always Available
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781849283724
Pages: 221
Published: 21 Jun 2012
Availability: Always Available

Gain a solid understanding of the fundamental principles and practice of penetration testing with this comprehensive guide, which:

  • Introduces the concepts and techniques used in penetration testing, including how to perform ethical
  • Provides real-life examples to give a practical understanding of how to conduct a penetration test; and
  • Explains how to produce a client-focused report that assess the security of the system and risk to the

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Price: £24.95

The fundamentals of penetration testing 

Penetration testing is an effective method that allows organisations to determine the security of their networks and web applications. Testing is the key to providing assurance of the correct implementation and operation of technology. 

Penetration Testing – Protecting networks and systems provides a comprehensive introduction to penetration testing, covering concepts such as security basics, risk management and the difference between penetration testing and criminal hacking.

Penetration testing techniques 

This book examines the skills and techniques used by a professional penetration tester to provide accurate, thorough and meaningful reports for clients and management teams.  

The author draws on his wealth of experience in the information security world and provides real-life case studies to give readers a practical understanding of how to conduct a penetration test.

This book also covers the topics required for the Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE) examination so is a handy resource for anyone preparing to take the exam. 

Look inside this book


  • Introduction to Penetration Testing
  • Preparing to Conduct a Penetration Test
  • Reconnaissance
  • Active Reconnaissance and Enumeration
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Hacking Windows and UNIX
  • Launching the Attack
  • Attacking Web Applications
  • Preparing the Report
About the author

Kevin Henry

Kevin Henry has 35 years’ experience working on computer systems, initially as an operator on the largest mini-computer installation in Canada, and then in various programmer and analyst roles before moving into computer audit and security. Kevin provides security auditing, training and educational programmes for major clients and governments around the world, and is a frequent speaker on the security conference circuit.

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