Advanced Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Ummed Meel

SKU: 9789355519887


ISBN: 9789355519511
eISBN: 9789355519887
Authors: Ummed Meel
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: 7th Oct 2023
Pages: 384
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

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.

  1. Beginning with Advanced Pen Testing
  2. Setting up the VAPT Lab
  3. Active and Passive Reconnaissance Tactics
  4. Vulnerability Assessment and Management 
  5. Exploiting Computer Network
  6. Exploiting Web Application
  7. Exploiting Wireless Network
  8. Hash Cracking and Post Exploitation
  9. Bypass Security Controls
  10. Revolutionary Approaches to Report Writing

Ummed Meel is a highly accomplished professional in the field of Cyber Security, boasting over a decade of expertise. He has played pivotal roles in numerous projects, emerging as a leader and a security practitioner. Ummed holds distinguished certifications such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Computer Hacking and Forensics Investigator (CHFI), along with a Diploma in Cyber Law (DCL). With a remarkable track record, Ummed has conducted an impressive 150+ training sessions and workshops, honing his skills in cyber security, ethical hacking, intelligence, digital forensics, and cybercrime investigation. He has also excelled in establishing cyber security practices, contributing to multiple organizations. His audience spans state police departments across the country and prestigious organizations including the India Air Force, BSF, CISF, CAG, BPRD, CDTI, and various Ministries.

Ummed has accumulated extensive expertise, spanning both hands-on and managerial positions in various domains, such as Red Teaming, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Cyber Security Audits, Compliance, Gap Assessment, and Cyber Advisory. His vast experience extends across a multitude of sectors, encompassing telecommunications, manufacturing, logistics, hospitality, banking, fintech, power supply, stock exchange, aviation, and more.

Additionally, Ummed has made significant contributions by publishing articles in renowned global magazines and journals. He has shared his expert insights through interviews with numerous news channels and newspapers, shedding light on cyber-related solutions. Moreover, he has imparted knowledge through over a hundred seminars and lectures, actively raising awareness about cybercrime in educational institutions. His remarkable involvement extends to aiding investigating agencies in successfully resolving approximately 200 major cybercrime cases within the country. Ummed’s academic qualifications include a B Tech (Hons) degree, LLB (Cyber Law), and ongoing pursuit of an M Tech in Cyber Security from BITS Pilani.

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