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Coding for Penetration Testers, 2nd Edition by Ryan Linn, Jason Andress

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Chapter 0

Introduction

Information in This Chapter

• Book Overview and Key Learning Points

• Book Audience

• How This Book Is Organized

Book Overview and Key Learning Points

What sets a good penetration tester apart from an average one is the ability to adapt to the ever-changing landscape within which we live. One aspect of this adaptability is the skill to build, extend, and manipulate scripts and applications encountered in the field. Whether tools already exist to accomplish a task, or one needs to be built to take advantage of a new vulnerability, the ability to build and extend tools in a variety of scripting languages is important. Each of the first five chapters of this resource delves into a different scripting language that we may encounter ...

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