In order to outsmart a hacker, you need to get into the hackerâ€™s mindset. And with this book, thinking like a bad guy has never been easier. In Hacking For Dummies, expert author Kevin Beaver shares his knowledge on penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and every aspect of ethical hacking that is essential in order to stop a hacker in their tracks. Whether youâ€™re worried about your laptop, smartphone, or desktop computer being compromised, this book helps you learn how to recognize the vulnerabilities in your systems and protect them from attacks. Youâ€™ll learn the security testing techniques that are based on the information security best practices. Youâ€™ll learn how to establish a comprehensive testing plan and plug the holes in your system. The later chapters will teach you how to manage an ongoing security testing program.
By the end of the book, youâ€™ll have the knowledge to successfully implement a security assessment program, perform proper security checks, and put the proper countermeasures in place to keep external hackers and malicious users in check.