Network Security Assessment: Know Your Network


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Written by Chris McNab

Published by O'Reilly Media

Dec, 2016

494 pages



How secure is yournetwork? The best way to find out is to attack it, using the same tactics attackers employ to identify and exploit weaknesses. With the third edition of this practical book, you’ll learn how to performnetwork-based penetration testing in a structured manner. Security expert Chris McNab demonstrates common vulnerabilities, and the steps you can take to identify them in your environment.

System complexity and attack surfaces continue to grow. This book provides a process to help you mitigate risks posed to yournetwork. Each chapter includes a checklist summarizing attacker techniques, along with effective countermeasures you can use immediately.

Learn how to effectively test system components, including:

  • Common services such as SSH, FTP, Kerberos, SNMP, and LDAP
  • Microsoft services, includingNetBIOS, SMB, RPC, and RDP
  • SMTP, POP3, and IMAP email services
  • IPsec and PPTP services that provide securenetwork access
  • TLS protocols and features providing transport security
  • Web server software, including Microsoft IIS, Apache, and Nginx
  • Frameworks including Rails, Django, Microsoft ASP.NET, and PHP
  • Database servers, storage protocols, and distributed key-value stores


Title: Network Security Assessment: Know Your Network
Author: Chris McNab
Language: English
Length: 494
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: 2016-12-23
ISBN-10: 149191095X
ISBN-13: 9781491910955