An essential requirement for protecting any organization's computer and network systems from adversarial attack is finding the vulnerabilities in those systems before the bad guys do. In this course, cybersecurity expert Ric Messier shows you how to use Metasploit, the open source, multi-platform (Linux, Windows, Mac OS) exploit framework deployed by systems administrators and security engineers everywhere to spot those vulnerabilities.
This complete classroom-in-a-book on penetration testing provides material that can cost upwards of $1,000 for a fraction of the price! Thomas Wilhelm has delivered pen testing training to countless security professionals and now through the pages of this book you can benefit from his years of experience as a professional penetration tester and educator. After reading this book you will be able to create a personal penetration test lab that can deal with real-world vulnerability scenarios. Penetration testing is the act of testing a network to find security vulnerabilities before they are exploited by phishers, digital piracy groups, and countless other organized or individual malicious hackers. The material presented will be useful to beginners all the way through to advanced practitioners.