If you’ve been to your favorite book store lately, you may have noticed that there are a fair number of books on penetration testing to choose from. Most of these books focus on showcasing common attacker tools and how to use them to compromise target hosts and networks in unsecured configurations. While this is an important component of the penetration testing, rarely do these books discuss other important pieces such as the methodology required to perform professional security assessments or the fundamental knowledge and skills required of penetration testers. It is our hope that by blending these three important components together, you will become a more effective security professional.

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