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Web Application Security is a Stack

Author : Lori Mac Vittie
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This book is intended for application developers, system administrators and operators, as well as networking professionals who need a comprehensive top-level view of web application security in order to better defend and protect both the ‘web’ and the ‘application’ against potential attacks. This book examines the most common, fundamental attack vectors and shows readers the defence techniques used to combat them.

Security of Industrial Control Systems and Cyber Physical Systems

Author : Adrien Bécue
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First Conference on Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems, CyberICS 2015, and the First Workshop on the Security of Cyber Physical Systems, WOS-CPS 2015, held in Vienna, Austria, in September 2015 in conjunction with ESORICS 2015, the 20th annual European Symposium on Research in Computer Security. The 6 revised full papers and 2 short papers of CyberICS 2015 presented together with 3 revised full papers of WOS-CPS 2015 were carefully reviewed and selected from 28 initial submissions. CyberICS 2015 focuses on topics covering ICSs, including cyber protection and cyber defense of SCADA systems, plant control systems, engineering workstations, substation equipment, programmable logic controllers, PLCs, and other industrial control system. WOS-CPS 2015 deals with the Security of Cyber Physical Systems, that exist everywhere around us, and range in size, complexity and criticality, from embedded systems used in smart vehicles, to SCADA systems in smart grids to control systems in water distribution systems, to smart transportation systems etc.

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations for 2015

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Engineering 2015 DaEng 2015

Author : Jemal H. Abawajy
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These proceedings gather outstanding research papers presented at the Second International Conference on Data Engineering 2015 (DaEng-2015) and offer a consolidated overview of the latest developments in databases, information retrieval, data mining and knowledge management. The conference brought together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to address key challenges in these fields, discuss advanced data engineering concepts and form new collaborations. The topics covered include but are not limited to: • Data engineering • Big data • Data and knowledge visualization • Data management • Data mining and warehousing • Data privacy & security • Database theory • Heterogeneous databases • Knowledge discovery in databases • Mobile, grid and cloud computing • Knowledge management • Parallel and distributed data • Temporal data • Web data, services and information engineering • Decision support systems • E-Business engineering and management • E-commerce and e-learning • Geographical information systems • Information management • Information quality and strategy • Information retrieval, integration and visualization • Information security • Information systems and technologies

Empirical Research for Software Security

Author : Lotfi ben Othmane
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Developing secure software requires the integration of numerous methods and tools into the development process, and software design is based on shared expert knowledge, claims, and opinions. Empirical methods, including data analytics, allow extracting knowledge and insights from the data that organizations collect from their processes and tools, and from the opinions of the experts who practice these processes and methods. This book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of empirical research methods, and demonstrates how these methods can be used to hone a secure software development lifecycle based on empirical data and published best practices.

CISSP Boxed Set 2015 Common Body of Knowledge Edition

Author : Shon Harris
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Prepare for the 2015 CISSP exam with this up-to-date, money-saving study package Designed as a complete self-study program, this collection offers a variety of proven, exam-focused resources to use in preparation for the 2015 CISSP exam. This set bundles the seventh edition of Shon Harris’ bestselling CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide and CISSP Practice Exams, FourthEdition. CISSP candidates will gain access to a variety of comprehensive resources to get ready for this challenging exam. CISSP Boxed Set 2015 Common Body of Knowledge Edition fully covers the eight newly-revised exam domains and offers real-world insights from the authors’ professional experiences. More than 1250 accurate practice exam questions are provided, along with in-depth explanations of both the correct and incorrect answers. Presents 100% coverage of the 2015 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge Written by leading experts in IT security certification and training This bundle is 12% cheaper than buying the books individually Shon Harris, CISSP was the founder and CEO of Logical Security LLC, an information security consultant, a former engineer in the Air Force's Information Warfare unit, an instructor, and an author. Fernando Maymí, Ph.D., CISSP, is a security practitioner with over 25 years of experience in the field. Jonathan Ham, CISSP, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, is an independent consultant who specializes in large-scale enterprise security issues. He is co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace.

OpenStack Essentials

Author : Dan Radez
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If you need to get started with OpenStack or want to learn more, then this book is your perfect companion. If you're comfortable with the Linux command line, you'll gain confidence in using OpenStack.

ServiceStack 4 Cookbook

Author : Kyle Hodgson
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If you are a .NET developer who is looking for a simpler way to build services, this is the book for you. It will show you how to write fast, maintainable APIs that are a pleasure to use and maintain starting from the database to the client and everything in-between.

ASP NET Core 2 and Angular 5

Author : Valerio De Sanctis
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Develop a simple, yet fully-functional modern web application using ASP.NET Core MVC, Entity Framework and Angular 5. About This Book Based on the best-selling book ASP.NET Core and Angular 2 Easily build a complete single page application with two of the most impressive frameworks in modern development, ASP.NET Core and Angular Bring together the capabilities and features of both Angular 5 and ASP.NET Core 2 for full stack development Discover a comprehensive approach to building your next web project-From managing data, to application design, through to SEO optimization and security Who This Book Is For This book is for seasoned ASP.NET developers who already know about ASP.NET Core and Angular in general, but want to know more about them and/or understand how to blend them together to craft a production-ready SPA. What You Will Learn Use ASP.NET Core to its full extent to create a versatile backend layer based on RESTful APIs Consume backend APIs with the brand new Angular 5 HttpClient and use RxJS Observers to feed the frontend UI asynchronously Implement an authentication and authorization layer using ASP.NET Identity to support user login with integrated and third-party OAuth 2 providers Configure a web application in order to accept user-defined data and persist it into the database using server-side APIs Secure your application against threats and vulnerabilities in a time efficient way Connect different aspects of the ASP. NET Core framework ecosystem and make them interact with each other for a Full-Stack web development experience In Detail Become fluent in both frontend and backend web development by combining the impressive capabilities of ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5 from project setup right through the deployment phase. Full-stack web development means being able to work on both the frontend and backend portions of an application. The frontend is the part that users will see or interact with, while the backend is the underlying engine, that handles the logical flow: server configuration, data storage and retrieval, database interactions, user authentication, and more. Use the ASP.NET Core MVC framework to implement the backend with API calls and server-side routing. Learn how to put the frontend together using top-notch Angular 5 features such as two-way binding, Observables, and Dependency Injection, build the Data Model with Entity Framework Core, style the frontend with CSS/LESS for a responsive and mobile-friendly UI, handle user input with Forms and Validators, explore different authentication techniques, including the support for third-party OAuth2 providers such as Facebook, and deploy the application using Windows Server, SQL Server, and the IIS/Kestrel reverse proxy. Style and approach More than just a technical manual, this guide takes you through the most important technical facets of developing with these two hugely popular frameworks and then demonstrates how to put those skills into practice. It's a book that recognizes that what's really important is the end product.

Beginning ASP NET for Visual Studio 2015

Author : William Penberthy
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The complete guide to the productivity and performance enhancements in ASP.NET Beginning ASP.NET for Visual Studio 2015 is your ultimate guide to the latest upgrade of this historically popular framework. Fully updated to align with the vNext release, this new edition walks you through the new tools and features that make your workflow smoother and your applications stronger. You'll get up to speed on the productivity and performance improvements, and learn how Microsoft has committed itself to more continuous innovation by increasing its release cadence for all products and services going forward. Coverage includes Async-aware debugging, ADO.NET idle connection resiliency, managed return value inspection, ASP.NET app suspension, on-demand large object heap compaction, multi-core JIT and more. The news of an off-cycle update to ASP.NET came as a surprise, but its announcement garnered cheers at the 2014 Microsoft BUILD conference. This guide shows you what all the fuss is about, and how Microsoft overhauled the latest ASP.NET release. Get acquainted with the new developer productivity features Master the new tools that build better applications Discover what's new in Windows Store app development Learn how Microsoft fixed the issues that kept you from v5 Over 38 million websites are currently using ASP.NET, and the new upgrade is already leading to increased adoption. Programmers need to master v6 to remain relevant as web development moves forward. Beginning ASP.NET for Visual Studio 2015 walks you through the details, and shows you what you need to know so you can get up and running quickly.

Practical Node js

Author : Azat Mardan
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Learn how to build a wide range of scalable real-world web applications using a professional development toolkit. If you already know the basics of Node.js, now is the time to discover how to bring it to production level by leveraging its vast ecosystem of packages.With this book, you'll work with a varied collection of standards and frameworks and see how all those pieces fit together. Practical Node.js takes you from installing all the necessary modules to writing full-stack web applications. You'll harness the power of the Express.js and Hapi frameworks, the MongoDB database with Mongoskin and Mongoose. You'll also work with Pug and Handlebars template engines, Stylus and LESS CSS lanaguages, OAuth and Everyauth libraries, and the Socket.IO and Derby libraries, and everything in between. This exciting second edition is fully updated for ES6/ES2015 and also covers how to deploy to Heroku and AWS, daemonize apps, and write REST APIs. You’ll build full-stack real-world Node.js apps from scratch, and also discover how to write your own Node.js modules and publish them on NPM. Fully supported by a continuously updated source code repository on GitHub and with full-color code examples, learn what you can do with Node.js and how far you can take it! What You'll Learn Manipulate data from the mongo console Use the Mongoskin and Mongoose MongoDB libraries Build REST API servers with Express and Hapi Deploy apps to Heroku and AWS Test services with Mocha, Expect and TravisCI Implement a third-party OAuth strategy with Everyauth Web developers who have some familiarity with the basics of Node.js and want to learn how to use it to build apps in a professional environment.

Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker s Handbook Fourth Edition

Author : Daniel Regalado
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Cutting-edge techniques for finding and fixing critical security flaws Fortify your network and avert digital catastrophe with proven strategies from a team of security experts. Completely updated and featuring 12 new chapters, Gray Hat Hacking: The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Fourth Edition explains the enemy’s current weapons, skills, and tactics and offers field-tested remedies, case studies, and ready-to-deploy testing labs. Find out how hackers gain access, overtake network devices, script and inject malicious code, and plunder Web applications and browsers. Android-based exploits, reverse engineering techniques, and cyber law are thoroughly covered in this state-of-the-art resource. Build and launch spoofing exploits with Ettercap and Evilgrade Induce error conditions and crash software using fuzzers Hack Cisco routers, switches, and network hardware Use advanced reverse engineering to exploit Windows and Linux software Bypass Windows Access Control and memory protection schemes Scan for flaws in Web applications using Fiddler and the x5 plugin Learn the use-after-free technique used in recent zero days Bypass Web authentication via MySQL type conversion and MD5 injection attacks Inject your shellcode into a browser's memory using the latest Heap Spray techniques Hijack Web browsers with Metasploit and the BeEF Injection Framework Neutralize ransomware before it takes control of your desktop Dissect Android malware with JEB and DAD decompilers Find one-day vulnerabilities with binary diffing

DynamoDB Cookbook

Author : Tanmay Deshpande
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Over 90 hands-on recipes to design Internet scalable web and mobile applications with Amazon DynamoDB About This Book Construct top-notch mobile and web applications with the Internet scalable NoSQL database and host it on cloud Integrate your applications with other AWS services like AWS EMR, AWS S3, AWS Redshift, and AWS CloudSearch etc. in order to achieve a one-stop application stack Step-by-step implementation guide that provides real-world use with hands-on recipes Who This Book Is For This book is intended for those who have a basic understanding of AWS services and want to take their knowledge to the next level by getting their hands dirty with coding recipes in DynamoDB. What You Will Learn Design DynamoDB tables to achieve high read and write throughput Discover best practices like caching, exponential back-offs and auto-retries, storing large items in AWS S3, storing compressed data etc. Effectively use DynamoDB Local in order to make your development smooth and cost effective Implement cost effective best practices to reduce the burden of DynamoDB charges Create and maintain secondary indexes to support improved data access Integrate various other AWS services like AWS EMR, AWS CloudSearch, AWS Pipeline etc. with DynamoDB In Detail AWS DynamoDB is an excellent example of a production-ready NoSQL database. In recent years, DynamoDB has been able to attract many customers because of its features like high-availability, reliability and infinite scalability. DynamoDB can be easily integrated with massive data crunching tools like Hadoop /EMR, which is an essential part of this data-driven world and hence it is widely accepted. The cost and time-efficient design makes DynamoDB stand out amongst its peers. The design of DynamoDB is so neat and clean that it has inspired many NoSQL databases to simply follow it. This book will get your hands on some engineering best practices DynamoDB engineers use, which can be used in your day-to-day life to build robust and scalable applications. You will start by operating with DynamoDB tables and learn to manipulate items and manage indexes. You will also discover how to easily integrate applications with other AWS services like EMR, S3, CloudSearch, RedShift etc. A couple of chapters talk in detail about how to use DynamoDB as a backend database and hosting it on AWS ElasticBean. This book will also focus on security measures of DynamoDB as well by providing techniques on data encryption, masking etc. By the end of the book you'll be adroit in designing web and mobile applications using DynamoDB and host it on cloud. Style and approach An easy-to-follow guide, full of real-world examples, which takes you through the world of DynamoDB following a step-by-step, problem-solution based approach.

Learning Python Network Programming

Author : Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker
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Network programming has always been a demanding task. With full-featured and well documented libraries all the way up the stack, Python makes network programming the enjoyable experience it should be. Starting with a walkthrough of today's major networking protocols, with this book you'll learn how to employ Python for network programming, how to request and retrieve web resources, and how to extract data in major formats over the Web. You'll utilize Python for e-mailing using different protocols and you'll interact with remote systems and IP and DNS networking. As the book progresses, socket programming will be covered, followed by how to design servers and the pros and cons of multithreaded and event-driven architectures. You'll develop practical client-side applications, including web API clients, e-mail clients, SSH, and FTP. These applications will also be implemented through existing web application frameworks.

Securing the Perimeter

Author : Michael Schwartz
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Leverage existing free open source software to build an identity and access management (IAM) platform that can serve your organization for the long term. With the emergence of open standards and open source software, it’s now easier than ever to build and operate your own IAM stack. The most common culprit of the largest hacks has been bad personal identification. In terms of bang for your buck, effective access control is the best investment you can make. Financially, it’s more valuable to prevent than to detect a security breach. That’s why Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a critical component of an organization’s security infrastructure. In the past, IAM software has been available only from large enterprise software vendors. Commercial IAM offerings are bundled as “suites” because IAM is not just one component. It’s a number of components working together, including web, authentication, authorization, cryptographic, and persistence services. Securing the Perimeter documents a recipe to take advantage of open standards to build an enterprise-class IAM service using free open source software. This recipe can be adapted to meet the needs of both small and large organizations. While not a comprehensive guide for every application, this book provides the key concepts and patterns to help administrators and developers leverage a central security infrastructure. Cloud IAM service providers would have you believe that managing an IAM is too hard. Anything unfamiliar is hard, but with the right road map, it can be mastered. You may find SaaS identity solutions too rigid or too expensive. Or perhaps you don’t like the idea of a third party holding the credentials of your users—the keys to your kingdom. Open source IAM provides an alternative. Take control of your IAM infrastructure if digital services are key to your organization’s success. What You’ll Learn Understand why you should deploy a centralized authentication and policy management infrastructure Use the SAML or Open ID Standards for web or single sign-on, and OAuth for API Access Management Synchronize data from existing identity repositories such as Active Directory Deploy two-factor authentication services Who This Book Is For Security architects (CISO, CSO), system engineers/administrators, and software developers

RESTful Web API Design with Node js

Author : Valentin Bojinov
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Design and implement efficient RESTful solutions with this practical hands-on guide About This Book Create a fully featured RESTful API solution from scratch. Learn how to leverage Node.JS, Express, MongoDB and NoSQL datastores to give an extra edge to your REST API design. Use this practical guide to integrate MongoDB in your Node.js application. Who This Book Is For The ideal target audience for this book is web developers who have some experience with RESTful services. Familiarity with basic JavaScript programming techniques is required. No prior experience with Node.JS or Express.js is required. What You Will Learn Install, develop, and test your own Node.js user modules Comprehend the differences between an HTTP and a RESTful application Optimize RESTful service URI routing with best practices Eliminate third-party dependencies in your tests with mocking Learn about NoSQL data stores and integrate MongoDB in your Node.js application with Mongoose Secure your services with NoSQL database integration within Node.js applications Enrich your development skills to create scalable, server-side, RESTful applications based on the Node.js platform In Detail In this era of cloud computing, every data provisioning solution is built in a scalable and fail-safe way. Thus, when building RESTful services, the right choice for the underlying platform is vital. Node.js, with its asynchronous, event-driven architecture, is exactly the right choice to build RESTful APIs. This book will help you enrich your development skills to create scalable, server-side, RESTful applications based on the Node.js platform. Starting with the fundamentals of REST, you will understand why RESTful web services are better data provisioning solution than other technologies. You will start setting up a development environment by installing Node.js, Express.js, and other modules. Next, you will write a simple HTTP request handler and create and test Node.js modules using automated tests and mock objects. You will then have to choose the most appropriate data storage type, having options between a key/value or document data store, and also you will implement automated tests for it. This module will evolve chapter by chapter until it turns into a full-fledged and secure Restful service. Style and approach Create state of the art RESTful API solutions leveraging Node.JS 4.x.

Laravel 5 Essentials

Author : Martin Bean
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This book is intended for PHP web developers who have an interest in Laravel and who know the basics of the framework in theory, but don't really know how to use it in practice. No experience of using frameworks is required, but it is assumed you are at least familiar with building dynamic websites in PHP already.

Learning Node js for Mobile Application Development

Author : Stefan Buttigieg
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Make use of Node.js to learn the development of a simple yet scalable cross-platform mobile application About This Book Use Node.js to satisfy the core backend requirements of modern apps, including user management, security, data access, and real-time data communication Build practical real-world mobile applications, which will give you the necessary knowledge to build your very own mobile solutions Step-by-step development of projects using Ionic Framework as the frontend and Node.js for the backend supported by a MongoDB database Who This Book Is For This book is intended for web developers of all levels of expertise who want to deep dive into cross-platform mobile application development without going through the pains of understanding the languages and native frameworks that form an integral part of developing for different mobile platforms. This book is also for you if you are a developer who wants to capitalize on the MobileFirst strategy and so are going to use JavaScript for your complete stack. What You Will Learn Develop an API from scratch Set up a MongoDB Database as part of your mobile application backend Deploy a cross-platform mobile application from the command line Incorporate features within your mobile application that use native phone features such as a gyroscope, GPS, and accelerometer Implement mobile applications that use web-enabled APIs Build a mobile application with real-time chat messaging features Develop a secure mobile application that is capable of functioning with real-time data In Detail Node.js is a massively popular JavaScript library that lets you use JavaScript to easily program scalable network applications and web services. People approaching Node.js for the first time are often attracted by its efficiency, scalability, and the fact that it's based on JavaScript, the language of the Web, which means that developers can use the same language to write backend code. Also, it's increasingly being seen as a "modern" replacement for PHP in web development, which relies on fast-paced data exchange. The growing community and the large amount of available modules makes Node.js one of the most attractive development environments. This book takes a step-wise and incremental approach toward developing cross-platform mobile technologies using existing web technologies. This will allow you to truly understand and become proficient in developing cross-platform mobile applications with Node.js, Ionic Framework, and MongoDB. The book starts off by introducing all the necessary requirements and knowledge to build a mobile application with a companion web service. It covers the ability to create an API from scratch and implement a comprehensive user database that will give you the opportunity to offer a mobile application with a personalized experience. Midway through the book, you will learn the basic processes to create a successful mobile application. You will also gain higher-level knowledge, allowing you to develop a functional and secure mobile application to ensure a seamless user experience for end users. Finally, the book ends with more advanced projects, which will bring together all the knowledge and expertise developed in the previous chapters to create a practical and functional mobile-application that has useful real-world features. Style and approach This book is an easy-to-follow guide that takes a step-wise approach in giving expertise and knowledge to help you truly understand what is needed to create a memorable user experience for end users. Each topic is placed in the context of the bigger picture, that is, to create cross-platform mobile applications using existing technologies.

Security in Computing

Author : Charles P. Pfleeger
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The New State of the Art in Information Security: Now Covers Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, and Cyberwarfare Students and IT and security professionals have long relied on Security in Computing as the definitive guide to computer security attacks and countermeasures. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated this classic to reflect today’s newest technologies, attacks, standards, and trends. Security in Computing, Fifth Edition, offers complete, timely coverage of all aspects of computer security, including users, software, devices, operating systems, networks, and data. Reflecting rapidly evolving attacks, countermeasures, and computing environments, this new edition introduces best practices for authenticating users, preventing malicious code execution, using encryption, protecting privacy, implementing firewalls, detecting intrusions, and more. More than two hundred end-of-chapter exercises help the student to solidify lessons learned in each chapter. Combining breadth, depth, and exceptional clarity, this comprehensive guide builds carefully from simple to complex topics, so you always understand all you need to know before you move forward. You’ll start by mastering the field’s basic terms, principles, and concepts. Next, you’ll apply these basics in diverse situations and environments, learning to ”think like an attacker” and identify exploitable weaknesses. Then you will switch to defense, selecting the best available solutions and countermeasures. Finally, you’ll go beyond technology to understand crucial management issues in protecting infrastructure and data. New coverage includes A full chapter on securing cloud environments and managing their unique risks Extensive new coverage of security issues associated with user—web interaction New risks and techniques for safeguarding the Internet of Things A new primer on threats to privacy and how to guard it An assessment of computers and cyberwarfare–recent attacks and emerging risks Security flaws and risks associated with electronic voting systems

Learning Penetration Testing with Python

Author : Christopher Duffy
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Utilize Python scripting to execute effective and efficient penetration tests About This Book Understand how and where Python scripts meet the need for penetration testing Familiarise yourself with the process of highlighting a specific methodology to exploit an environment to fetch critical data Develop your Python and penetration testing skills with real-world examples Who This Book Is For If you are a security professional or researcher, with knowledge of different operating systems and a conceptual idea of penetration testing, and you would like to grow your knowledge in Python, then this book is ideal for you. What You Will Learn Familiarise yourself with the generation of Metasploit resource files Use the Metasploit Remote Procedure Call (MSFRPC) to automate exploit generation and execution Use Python's Scapy, network, socket, office, Nmap libraries, and custom modules Parse Microsoft Office spreadsheets and eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data files Write buffer overflows and reverse Metasploit modules to expand capabilities Exploit Remote File Inclusion (RFI) to gain administrative access to systems with Python and other scripting languages Crack an organization's Internet perimeter Chain exploits to gain deeper access to an organization's resources Interact with web services with Python In Detail Python is a powerful new-age scripting platform that allows you to build exploits, evaluate services, automate, and link solutions with ease. Python is a multi-paradigm programming language well suited to both object-oriented application development as well as functional design patterns. Because of the power and flexibility offered by it, Python has become one of the most popular languages used for penetration testing. This book highlights how you can evaluate an organization methodically and realistically. Specific tradecraft and techniques are covered that show you exactly when and where industry tools can and should be used and when Python fits a need that proprietary and open source solutions do not. Initial methodology, and Python fundamentals are established and then built on. Specific examples are created with vulnerable system images, which are available to the community to test scripts, techniques, and exploits. This book walks you through real-world penetration testing challenges and how Python can help. From start to finish, the book takes you through how to create Python scripts that meet relative needs that can be adapted to particular situations. As chapters progress, the script examples explain new concepts to enhance your foundational knowledge, culminating with you being able to build multi-threaded security tools, link security tools together, automate reports, create custom exploits, and expand Metasploit modules. Style and approach This book is a practical guide that will help you become better penetration testers and/or Python security tool developers. Each chapter builds on concepts and tradecraft using detailed examples in test environments that you can simulate.