New book on Pentesting from Challenge alumnus Andy Gill

Posted — 16.05.2017

Challenge alumnus and Twitter personality Andy Gill, aka @ZephrFish, has just released his first book, which provides fantastic insights into penetration testing for those looking to get started in the field or simply enthusiasts looking to learn more skills. The book covers all of the basic topics to get you from zero to junior pentester level.

Following his journey thought Cyber Security Challenge UK, Andy has become a Pentester at Pentest Limited; blogging, writing books and cracking cyber security challenges in his spare time.

Aiming to cover off all of the basic topic areas that anyone hoping to break into security should understand & Web Application Testing – This introduces the concepts behind web application penetration testing and what to look for, how to look for it and why it can be important.

Chapters in the book include:

Fundamentals of cyber security
A guide to different operating systems
Virtualisation
Programming
Infrastructure
Web application testing
Reporting
Social & people skills
Penetration testing vs Bug Bounty Hunting
Further Reading & Resources

You can purchase his book “Breaking into Information Security: Learning the Ropes 101” here from just $5 + VAT. Note: Andy has published through Leanpub to make it easier for those starting out to pay less for his publication – if you are in industry, please give generously.

You can also follow Andy’s blog here.