The team over at Hacker House has recently released their first book, Hands on Hacking. The book is an incredibly accessible guide for learning pentesting and purple teaming and includes often-overlooked subjects like building a business case for hacking, ethical guidelines, and report writing.
Report writing, you say?
Needless to say, when authors Matthew Hickey and Jennifer Arcuri reached out to let us know they were featuring Dradis in the chapter on reporting, we were delighted. Since the book’s release, I’ve been able to chat with Matthew to ask about writing this book, his start in hacking and growing a career in the industry, and his favorite reads.
Hands on Hacking takes a holistic approach to hacking appropriate for those just getting started as well as for management and sysadmins wanting a deeper understanding of the attacks their organization and systems face.
Want to win a copy of Hands on Hacking?
The team over at Wiley sent us a few copies to giveaway. To enter, share your email address with us below. Winners will be selected at random on October 9, 2020 and contacted at the email address provided to collect shipping information.
Filtering content using OR and NOT hasn’t been possible until now! Now you can add OR and NOT operators to create a dizzying amount of control for your report output. As always, you can string together multiple filters to get the results you want to populate your report.
We’ve added the ability to upload an image anywhere the editing toolbar appears. Dragging and dropping into the editing area works too, saving you a few steps to add images in your project to show evidence, support your statement, or even add a meme to your comment.
Even More Validation
Validating your project before generating it has long been available as a good step to preventing some of the most common report errors. Now, view additional validation in summary views and a panel to help avoid those errors as you are working with report content to catch problems early.
For an at-a-glance way to see what needs a bit more work, the issues and evidence tables include a column showing if that item contains the correct information.
Issues, evidence, and content blocks now have a validation panel that will highlight problems as you work.
Add a validation panel for Issues, Evidence, and Content Blocks
Add a validation column for Issues and Evidence table
Auto upload attachments and screenshots without requiring the use of the staging area
Cards, Evidence, Issues, and Notes now have their own attachment support
Displays a notification badge in the browser tab when there are unread notifications
Editor: Allow drag & drop, copy & paste, and direct image uploading
Increase the node properties column size by changing it to LONGTEXT
Layout: Breadcrumbs have a fixed position
Upload Manager: better validation
Live filtering of templates (methodologies, notes & projects) via sidebar
Use absolute send times in notification emails instead of relative
Excel: Fix report generation exceeding the maximum cell limit
Word: Add NOT and OR operation for filtering content control
Word: Allow non-English localization documents to be exported
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