This book is a comprehensive guide to Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), designed to teach and empower readers of all cybersecurity backgrounds. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced IT professional, this book will give you the knowledge and practical skills you need to navigate the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape effectively.

With a focused yet comprehensive scope, this book covers all aspects of VAPT, from the basics to the advanced techniques. It also discusses project planning, governance, and the critical PPT (People, Process, and Technology) framework, providing a holistic understanding of this essential practice. Additionally, the book emphasizes on the pre-engagement strategies and the importance of choosing the right security assessments.

The book's hands-on approach teaches you how to set up a VAPT test lab and master key techniques such as reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, network pentesting, web application exploitation, wireless network testing, privilege escalation, and bypassing security controls. This will help you to improve your cybersecurity skills and become better at protecting digital assets. Lastly, the book aims to ignite your curiosity, foster practical abilities, and prepare you to safeguard digital assets effectively, bridging the gap between theory and practice in the field of cybersecurity.


  • A comprehensive guide to vulnerability assessment and penetration testing (VAPT) for all areas of cybersecurity.
  • Learn everything you need to know about VAPT, from planning and governance to the PPT framework.
  • Develop the skills you need to perform VAPT effectively and protect your organization from cyberattacks.


  • Understand VAPT project planning, governance, and the PPT framework.
  • Apply pre-engagement strategies and select appropriate security assessments.
  • Set up a VAPT test lab and master reconnaissance techniques.
  • Perform practical network penetration testing and web application exploitation.
  • Conduct wireless network testing, privilege escalation, and security control bypass.
  • Write comprehensive VAPT reports for informed cybersecurity decisions.


This book is for everyone, from beginners to experienced cybersecurity and IT professionals, who want to learn about Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT). To get the most out of this book, it's helpful to have a basic understanding of IT concepts and cybersecurity fundamentals.