Chapter 10. Building penetration test labs
Information in this chapter
• Objectives
• Approach
• Core Technologies
• Open Source Tools
• Case Study: The Tools in Action
• Hands-On Challenge
As the preceding chapters discussed, numerous options are available for learning the ins and outs of penetration testing. However, when it comes to targets with which to practice penetration testing safely and legally, the only real option is to create a penetration test lab. This chapter focuses on the four steps for setting up such a lab: determine your objectives, design the architecture, build the lab, and run the lab. Next, it discusses virtualization technology, explaining how a hypervisor interacts with the physical hardware used for the virtual machine host, ...

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