Penetration Testing Azure for Ethical Hackers

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Penetration Testing Azure for Ethical Hackers

Penetration Testing Azure for Ethical Hackers


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 352

ISBN : 9781839214707

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Simulate real-world attacks using tactics, techniques, and procedures that adversaries use during cloud breaches

Key Features

  • Understand the different Azure attack techniques and methodologies used by hackers
  • Find out how you can ensure end-to-end cybersecurity in the Azure ecosystem
  • Discover various tools and techniques to perform successful penetration tests on your Azure infrastructure

Book Description

“If you’re looking for this book, you need it.” — 5* Amazon Review

Curious about how safe Azure really is? Put your knowledge to work with this practical guide to penetration testing.

This book offers a no-faff, hands-on approach to exploring Azure penetration testing methodologies, which will get up and running in no time with the help of real-world examples, scripts, and ready-to-use source code.

As you learn about the Microsoft Azure platform and understand how hackers can attack resources hosted in the Azure cloud, you'll find out how to protect your environment by identifying vulnerabilities, along with extending your pentesting tools and capabilities.

First, you’ll be taken through the prerequisites for pentesting Azure and shown how to set up a pentesting lab. You'll then simulate attacks on Azure assets such as web applications and virtual machines from anonymous and authenticated perspectives.

In the later chapters, you'll learn about the opportunities for privilege escalation in Azure tenants and ways in which an attacker can create persistent access to an environment.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to leverage your ethical hacking skills to identify and implement different tools and techniques to perform successful penetration tests on your own Azure infrastructure.

What you will learn

  • Identify how administrators misconfigure Azure services, leaving them open to exploitation
  • Understand how to detect cloud infrastructure, service, and application misconfigurations
  • Explore processes and techniques for exploiting common Azure security issues
  • Use on-premises networks to pivot and escalate access within Azure
  • Diagnose gaps and weaknesses in Azure security implementations
  • Understand how attackers can escalate privileges in Azure AD

Who this book is for

This book is for new and experienced infosec enthusiasts who want to learn how to simulate real-world Azure attacks using tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that adversaries use in cloud breaches. Any technology professional working with the Azure platform (including Azure administrators, developers, and DevOps engineers) interested in learning how attackers exploit vulnerabilities in Azure hosted infrastructure, applications, and services will find this book useful.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

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