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The Penetration Tester's Guide to Web Applications

The Penetration Tester's Guide to Web Applications

By (author): Serge Borso
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781630816223

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This innovative new resource provides both professionals and aspiring professionals with clear guidance on how to identify and exploit common web application vulnerabilities. The book focuses on offensive security and how to attack web applications. It describes each of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) top ten vulnerabilities, including broken authentication, cross-site scripting and insecure deserialization, and details how to identify and exploit each weakness.


Readers learn to bridge the gap between high-risk vulnerabilities and exploiting flaws to get shell access. The book demonstrates how to work in a professional services space to produce quality and thorough testing results by detailing the requirements of providing a best-of-class penetration testing service. It offers insight into the problem of not knowing how to approach a web app pen test and the challenge of integrating a mature pen testing program into an organization. Based on the author’s many years of first-hand experience, this book provides examples of how to break into user accounts, how to breach systems, and how to configure and wield penetration testing tools.

Introduction; OWASP A1:2017 Injection; OWASP A2:2017 Broken Authentication; 4 OWASP A3:2017 Sensitive Data Exposure; OWASP A4:2017 XML External Entities (XXE); OWASP A5:2017 Broken Access Control; OWASP A6:2017 Security Misconfiguration; OWASP A7:2017 Cross-Site Scripting (XSS); OWASP A8:2017 Insecure Deserialization; OWASP A9:2017 Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities; OWASP A10:2017 Insufficient Logging & Monitoring; Beyond the OWASP top 10; Testing as a Consultant and Adding Value.
  • Serge Borso

    is the CEO of SpyderSec, an independent security consulting organization including Penetration Testing services, OSINT solutions, Security Awareness Training programs and profitability since inception. He is also an instructor at the SANS Institute and a private cyber security consultant. He received his Bachelor of Science in e-business management from Westwood College and his Master of Science in computer systems security from Colorado Technical University.

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