Features and Benefits

Features: Penetration Testing Fundamentals

  • The first expert one-volume guide to pentesting concepts, terminology, issues, theory, standards -- and above all, practical skills
  • Covers the entire penetration testing project lifecycle
  • Includes a sample start-to-finish pentest project using free open source tools
  • Contains quizzes, labs, and review sections to build mastery and support any pentesting course
  • Recommended text for the Pearson® IT Cybersecurity Curriculum course on Penetration Testing


Penetration Testing Fundamentals

Leading security expert, researcher, instructor, and author Chuck Easttom II has brought together all the essential knowledge in a single comprehensive guide that covers the entire penetration testing lifecycle. Easttom integrates concepts, terminology, challenges, and theory, and walks you through every step, from planning to effective post-test reporting. He presents a start-to-finish sample project relying on free open source tools, as well as quizzes, labs, and review sections throughout. Penetration Testing Fundamentals is also the only book to cover pentesting standards from NSA, PCI, and NIST.