Typical penetration testing consists of low-level hackers attacking a system with a list of known vulnerabilities, and defenders preventing those hacks using an equally well-known list of defensive scans. The professional hackers and nation states on the forefront of today's threats operate at a much more complex level—and this book shows you how to defend your high security network.
- Use targeted social engineering pretexts to create the initial compromise
- Leave a command and control structure in place for long-term access
- Escalate privilege and breach networks, operating systems, and trust structures
- Infiltrate further using harvested credentials while expanding control
Today's threats are organized, professionally-run, and very much for-profit. Financial institutions, health care organizations, law enforcement, government agencies, and other high-value targets need to harden their IT infrastructure and human capital against targeted advanced attacks from motivated professionals. Advanced Penetration Testinggoes beyond Kali linux and Metasploit and to provide you advanced pen testing for high security networks.
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