Computer laboratory setup for the assessment of state-of-the-art penetration testing tools
KeywordsPenetration testing ; Post-exploitation ; PowerShell ; Windows (Computer operating systems) ; Computer security
The purpose of this thesis is to provide an overview of the most state-of-the-art penetration testing tools used for post-exploitation purposes and assess their efficiency against different Windows operating systems. We have created a lab configured according to modern security standards and best practices in order to examine specific test cases that simulate real attack scenarios. We evaluate the efficiency of these tools against Windows defensive mechanisms and other commercial antivirus software, present results and compare them.