Your mission — should you choose to accept it — is to find the holes in your network before the bad guys do. This mission will be fun, educational, and most likely entertaining. It will certainly be an eye-opening experience. The cool part is that you can emerge as the hero, knowing that your organization will be better protected against malicious hacker and insider attacks and less likely to have its name smeared across the headlines.
If you're new to ethical hacking, this is the place to begin. The chapters in this part get you started with information on what to do and how to do it when you're hacking your own systems. Oh, and you find out what not to do. This information will guide you through building the foundation for your ethical hacking program to make sure you go down the right path and don't veer off down a one-way dead-end street. This mission is indeed possible — you just have to get your ducks in a row first.