PowerShell for Penetration Testing: Explore the capabilities of PowerShell for pentesters across multiple platforms

PowerShell for Penetration Testing: Explore the capabilities of PowerShell for pentesters across multiple platforms

English | 2024 | ISBN: 1835082459 | 398 pages | True EPUB | 3.9 MB

A practical guide to vulnerability assessment and mitigation with PowerShell

Key Features
Leverage PowerShell's unique capabilities at every stage of the Cyber Kill Chain, maximizing your effectiveness
Perform network enumeration techniques and exploit weaknesses with PowerShell's built-in and custom tools
Learn how to conduct penetration testing on Microsoft Azure and AWS environments

Book Description
PowerShell for Penetration Testing is a comprehensive guide designed to equip you with the essential skills you need for conducting effective penetration tests using PowerShell.

You'll start by laying a solid foundation by familiarizing yourself with the core concepts of penetration testing and PowerShell scripting. In this part, you'll get up to speed with the fundamental scripting principles and their applications across various platforms. You’ll then explore network enumeration, port scanning, exploitation of web services, databases, and more using PowerShell tools. Hands-on exercises throughout the book will solidify your understanding of concepts and techniques. Extending the scope to cloud computing environments, particularly MS Azure and AWS, this book will guide you through conducting penetration tests in cloud settings, covering governance, reconnaissance, and networking intricacies. In the final part, post-exploitation techniques, including command-and-control structures and privilege escalation using PowerShell, will be explored. This section encompasses post-exploitation activities on both Microsoft Windows and Linux systems.

By the end of this book, you’ll have covered concise explanations, real-world examples, and exercises that will help you seamlessly perform penetration testing techniques using PowerShell.

What you will learn
Get up to speed with basic and intermediate scripting techniques in PowerShell
Automate penetration tasks, build custom scripts, and conquer multiple platforms
Explore techniques to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in network services using PowerShell
Access and manipulate web-based applications and services with PowerShell
Find out how to leverage PowerShell for Active Directory and LDAP enumeration and exploitation
Conduct effective pentests on cloud environments using PowerShell's cloud modules

Who this book is for
This book is for aspiring and intermediate pentesters as well as other cybersecurity professionals looking to advance their knowledge. Anyone interested in PowerShell scripting for penetration testing will also find this book helpful. A basic understanding of IT systems and some programming experience will help you get the most out of this book.

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