The GIAC Penetration Tester certification validates a practitioner's ability to properly conduct a penetration test, using best practice techniques and methodologies. GPEN certification holders have the knowledge and skills to conduct exploits and engage in detailed reconnaissance, as well as utilize a process-oriented approach to penetration testing projects.
The GIAC Penetration Tester certification validates a practitioner's \nability to properly conduct a penetration test, using best practice \ntechniques and methodologies. GPEN certification holders have the \nknowledge and skills to conduct exploits and engage in detailed \nreconnaissance, as well as utilize a process-oriented approach to \npenetration testing projects.
This ebook discusses the concept, setup and implementation of a successful vulnerability assessment on any network using Nessus. You will get a chance to learn the practical steps that should be taken while conducting an assessment, you will also learn the foundation of the assessment and how it is different than penetration testing.
Kali is a Debian-based Linux distribution focused on security professionals and provides hundreds of built-in penetration testing tools. In this article, you will learn how to couple Nessus with Kali to enhance an already capable Linux distribution with a powerful network testing tool.
AWS understands there are a variety of public, private, commercial, and/or open-source tools and services to choose from for the purposes of performing a security assessment of your AWS assets. The term "security assessment" refers to all activity engaged in for the purposes of determining the efficacy or existence of security controls amongst your AWS assets, e.g., port-scanning, vulnerability scanning/checks, penetration testing, exploitation, web application scanning, as well as any injection, forgery, or fuzzing activity, either performed remotely against your AWS assets, amongst/between your AWS assets, or locally within the virtualized assets themselves.
The Metasploitable virtual machine is an intentionally vulnerable version of Ubuntu Linux designed for testing security tools and demonstrating common vulnerabilities. Version 2 of this virtual machine is available for download and ships with even more vulnerabilities than the original image. This virtual machine is compatible with VMWare, VirtualBox, and other common virtualization platforms. By default, Metasploitable's network interfaces are bound to the NAT and Host-only network adapters, and the image should never be exposed to a hostile network. (Note: A video tutorial on installing Metasploitable 2 is available here.) 2b1af7f3a8