Hands-On Ethical Hacking and Network Defense, 2nd Edition| Size : 19.88MB
This book isn’t intended to provide comprehensive training in security testing or penetration testing. It does, however, introduce security testing to those who are new to the field. This book is intended for novices who have a thorough grounding in computer and networking basics but want to learn how to protect networks by using an attacker’s knowledge to com- promise network security. By understanding what tools and methods a hacker uses to break into a network, security testers can protect systems from these attacks.
The purpose of this book is to guide you toward becoming a skilled security tester. This pro- fession requires creativity and critical thinking, which are sometimes difficult skills to learn in an academic environment. However, with an open mind and a willingness to learn, you can think outside the box and learn to ask more questions than this book or your instructor poses. Being able to dig past the surface to solve a problem takes patience and the willing- ness to admit that sometimes there’s no simple answer.