considered one of the best information security publications of all time. The title was quickly followed by several updated editions and a couple of
spin-offs dealing with specific security topics. Following the Hacking Exposed fame, HackNotes delivers similar security content, fitted into a
portable reference guide.
About the author
Nitesh Dhanjani is a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young. He is a contributing author to the best-selling security book Hacking Exposed: Network
Secrets and Solutions, Fourth Edition and HackNotes: Network Security Portable Reference. He has performed network and web-application attack and
penetration reviews for various clients in the Fortune 500.
Inside the book
The book is divided into three parts, with the scope on the first part dealing with actual hacking techniques and ways to defend against those
attacks. This part starts with a chapter on footprinting, where the author presents several, mostly familiar, examples of using publicly available
information for hacking purposes. The next couple of chapters deal with similar techniques of scanning the target, identifying its system specifics
and enumerating remote services on it.