Chapter 1. Understanding the Penetration Testing Methodology

Before jumping in too quick, in this chapter, we will actually define what penetration testing is and is not, what the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) is, and the tools that would be used. This information will be useful as a guideline for future engagements that you may be part of. This chapter will help guide new assessors and organizations who want to set up their own engagements. If you want to jump right into the code and the nitty gritty details, I suggest jumping to Chapter 2, The Basics of Python Scripting. I caution you though that the benefit of reading this chapter is that it will provide a framework and mindset that will help you to separate a script kiddie ...

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