Your pen testing career begins here, with a solid foundation in essential skills and concepts Penetration Testing Essentials provides a starting place for professionals and beginners looking to learn more about penetration testing for cybersecurity. Certification eligibility requires work experience?but before you get that experience, you need a basic understanding of the technical and behavioral ways attackers compromise security, and the tools and techniques you'll use to discover the weak spots before others do. You'll learn information gathering techniques, scanning and enumeration, how to target wireless networks, and much more as you build your pen tester skill set. You'll learn how to break in, look around, get out, and cover your tracks, all without ever being ticed. Pen testers are tremendously important to data security, so they need to be sharp and well-versed in technique, but they also need to work smarter than the average hacker. This book set you on the right path, with expert instruction from a veteran IT security expert with multiple security certifications. IT Security certifications have stringent requirements and demand a complex body of kwledge. This book lays the groundwork for any IT professional hoping to move into a cybersecurity career by developing a robust pen tester skill set. Learn the fundamentals of security and cryptography Master breaking, entering, and maintaining access to a system Escape and evade detection while covering your tracks Build your pen testing lab and the essential toolbox Start developing the tools and mindset you need to become experienced in pen testing today.
About the Author Sean Oriyano is a longtime security professional. Over the past 25 years he has divided his time between performing security research, consulting and delivering training both in the field of general IT and cybersecurity. In addition, he has become a best-selling author with many years experience in both digital and print media. Sean has published several books over the last decade and has expanded his reach further by appearing on TV and radio shows. Additionally Sean is a Chief Warrant Officer and Unit Commander specializing in cybersecurity training, development and strategy. As a CWO he is recognized as a SME in his field and is frequently called upon to provide expertise, training and mentoring wherever needed.