CISO's Guide to Penetration Testing: A Framework to Plan, Manage, and Maximize Benefits

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CRC Press, Feb 2, 2012 - Business & Economics - 389 pages
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CISO's Guide to Penetration Testing: A Framework to Plan, Manage, and Maximize Benefits details the methodologies, framework, and unwritten conventions penetration tests should cover to provide the most value to your organization and your customers. Discussing the process from both a consultative and technical perspective, it provides an overview of the common tools and exploits used by attackers along with the rationale for why they are used.

From the first meeting to accepting the deliverables and knowing what to do with the results, James Tiller explains what to expect from all phases of the testing life cycle. He describes how to set test expectations and how to identify a good test from a bad one. He introduces the business characteristics of testing, the imposed and inherent limitations, and describes how to deal with those limitations.

The book outlines a framework for protecting confidential information and security professionals during testing. It covers social engineering and explains how to tune the plethora of options to best use this investigative tool within your own environment.

Ideal for senior security management and anyone else responsible for ensuring a sound security posture, this reference depicts a wide range of possible attack scenarios. It illustrates the complete cycle of attack from the hacker’s perspective and presents a comprehensive framework to help you meet the objectives of penetration testing—including deliverables and the final report.


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Getting Started
Setting the Stage
The Framework
The Business Perspective
Planning for a Controlled Attack
Preparing for a Hack
Final Analysis
Potential Analysis
The Document
Integration Summary
Incident Management

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About the author (2012)

James S. Tiller is the Vice-President of Security Professional Services, North American BT Global Services.

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