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Play by Play: Ethical Hacking - Deconstructing the Hack

by Gary Eimerman and Troy Hunt

In this Play by Play, we talk through a number of real world hacking incidents that align to courses within the Ethical Hacking series. We don't just talk, we take these incidents and explore the mechanics of how the underlying risks are exploited.

What you'll learn

Attacks against information systems have become the established norm for online assets these days. Hacktivists, career criminals, and nation states are all actively compromising our systems with unprecedented regularity, but for many technology professionals, the risks to them remain hypothetical; they hear about these incidents on the news but don't get exposure to how the attacks are actually executed. In this Play by Play, we talk through a number of real world hacking incidents that align to courses within the Ethical Hacking series. But we don't just talk, we take these incidents and explore the mechanics of how the underlying risks are actually exploited. It's a real world, very practical look at the state of online security as we deconstruct the hacks.

About the authors

Gary Eimerman is VP of IT Pro Content at Pluralsight. He brought his expertise over from TrainSignal, where he spent eight years helping to grow the company into the leader in online IT training. Gary has a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from University of Iowa and brings hands-on experience with computer hardware, networking and administration, as well as a passion for education, to the Pluralsight team.

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security, an ASPInsider, and a full time Author for Pluralsight—a leader in online training for technology and creative professionals. Troy has been building software for browsers since the very early days of the web and possesses an exceptional ability to distill complex subjects into relatable explanations. This has led Troy to become an industry thought leader in the security space and produce more than twenty top-rated courses ... more

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