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Hacking For Dummies, 6th Edition Available Now!

By Kevin Beaver

Published by Dummies in July 2018

Paperback and e-book, $29.99/$19.99

ISBN: 978-1-119-48547-6

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:02 am EDT

Hoboken, NJ (July 11, 2018) -  In today’s world people are constantly connected thanks to technology, and while there are many benefits of technology, there are also many dangers and business risks. Hacking can happen to any business and network systems, software applications, and even users themselves are all at risk of being compromised. In Hacking For Dummies, 6th edition, expert author, Kevin Beaver, has written a no-nonsense book that helps readers to think like a bad guy and outsmart would-be hackers by tapping into the hacker’s mindset.

Hacking For Dummies dives into the details of vulnerability and penetration testing along with information security best practices that are essential for businesses to address their IT weaknesses and ward off the threats. In the book, Beaver helps readers get up to speed on the vulnerability and penetration testing process and covers attacks against operating systems (including Windows 10 and macOS), mobile devices, web applications and databases and all the important things in-between. The book covers a myriad of free and commercial tools IT and security professionals can use for their testing and also includes recommendations for addressing vulnerabilities including how to get – and keep – management on board with security initiatives. There’s no such thing as being too safe, but Hacking For Dummies helps readers to understand ways to prevent criminals and malicious users from doing bad things in order to minimize the risks to their information assets.


Kevin Beaver is an independent information security consultant with more than three decades of experience. Kevin specializes in performing vulnerability and penetration testing and security consulting work for Fortune 1000 corporations, product vendors, independent software developers, universities, and government organizations. He has appeared on CNN and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal.


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