With Kali Linux you can test the vulnerabilities of your network and then take steps to secure it. This engaging tutorial is a comprehensive guide to this penetration testing platform, specially written for IT security professionals. In Detail Kali Linux is a comprehensive penetration testing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit the vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. With Kali Linux, you can apply appropriate testing methodology with defined business objectives and a scheduled test plan, resulting in a successful penetration testing project engagement. Kali Linux - Assuring Security by Penetration Testing is a fully focused, structured book providing guidance on developing practical penetration testing skills by demonstrating cutting-edge hacker tools and techniques with a coherent, step-by-step approach. This book offers you all of the essential lab preparation and testing procedures that reflect real-world attack scenarios from a business perspective, in today's digital age. What You Will Learn Develop the Kali Linux environment in your test lab by installing, configuring, running, and updating its core system components Perform a formal Kali Linux testing methodology Scope your target with definitive test requirements, limitations, business objectives, and schedule the test plan Exercise a number of security tools from Kali Linux, logically divided into subcategories of testing methodology Practice the processes of reconnaissance, discovery, enumeration, vulnerability mapping, social engineering, exploitation, privilege escalation, and maintaining access to target for evaluation purposes Document, report, and present your verified test results to the relevant authorities in a formal reporting structure Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at http://www.PacktPub.com. If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit http://www.PacktPub.com/support and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you.