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In an increasingly interconnected world, the need for skilled professionals who can uncover vulnerabilities and protect digital assets is paramount. Are you ready to become a master of ethical hacking and fortify your systems against cyber threats? Introducing "Mastering Ethical Hacking" by esteemed cybersecurity expert Kris Hermans—a comprehensive guide that empowers you to master the art of ethical hacking and defend your digital world.


In this ground-breaking book, Hermans demystifies the world of ethical hacking, providing practical insights, real-world examples, and hands-on techniques to help you assess the security of your systems and identify weaknesses. With a focus on ethical practices, this book equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to stay one step ahead of malicious actors and safeguard your digital assets.

Mastering Ethical Hacking

  • 1. Introduction

    • The Concept of Ethical Hacking
    • Why Ethical Hacking is Important
    • Ethical Hacking Vs. Malicious Hacking
    • Career Opportunities in Ethical Hacking
    • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities

    2. Basics of Networking

    • Internet and Networking Basics
    • TCP/IP
    • HTTP and HTTPS
    • Firewalls and their Functions
    • Proxies and VPNs

    3. Basics of Computer Systems

    • Operating Systems Overview
    • Linux and Windows Command Line Basics
    • Understanding File Systems
    • Programming and Scripting for Ethical Hacking
    • Basics of Python
    • Writing Python Scripts for Hacking
    • Basics of JavaScript and Its Uses in Ethical Hacking

    5. Cybersecurity Fundamentals

    • Importance of Cybersecurity
    • Cyber Threats and Attack Vectors
    • Cybersecurity Policies and Best Practices

    6. Understanding Encryption

    • Basics of Encryption and Decryption
    • Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
    • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    • SSL/TLS

    7. Malware and Threats

    • Understanding Viruses, Worms, and Trojans
    • Bots and Botnets
    • Ransomware
    • Defending Against Malware

    8. Penetration Testing

    • Understanding Penetration Testing
    • The Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES)
    • Vulnerability Assessment
    • Exploitation Basics

    9. Web Application Hacking

    • Basics of Web Applications
    • Web Application Vulnerabilities
    • SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
    • Defending Against Web Application Attacks

    10. Wireless Network Hacking

    • Understanding Wireless Networks
    • Wireless Network Vulnerabilities
    • Defending Against Wireless Network Attacks

    11. Social Engineering

    • The Human Element in Security
    • Types of Social Engineering Attacks
    • Countermeasures against Social Engineering

    12. Security Devices and Infrastructure

    • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
    • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
    • Firewalls
    • Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM)

    13. Incident Response

    • The Incident Response Lifecycle
    • Disaster Recovery Planning
    • Forensic Analysis

    14. Ethical Hacking Tools

    • Overview of Ethical Hacking Tools
    • Tools for Network Scanning
    • Tools for Vulnerability Scanning
    • Tools for Password Cracking
    • Tools for Web Application Hacking

    15. Future of Ethical Hacking

    • AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity
    • Quantum Computing and Cybersecurity
    • Privacy and Cybersecurity

    16. About the author

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