Since the Alfa comes with an Omni-directional antenna, we need to obtain a directional antenna.
VMware Workstation is a fully supported commercial package, and offers encryption capabilities and snapshot capabilities that are not available in the free versions available from VMware.
Without the ability to encrypt the data collected on a VM confidential information will be at risk, therefore versions that do not support encryption are not to be used.
They will need to be continuously updated and changed upon by the community as well as within your own standard.
Guidelines are just that, something to drive you in a direction and help during certain scenarios, but not an all encompassing set of instructions on how to perform a penetration test. Selecting the tools required during a penetration test depends on several factors such as the type and the depth of the engagement.
A GPS is a necessity to properly perform an RF assessment.
Without this it's simply impossible to determine where and how far RF signals are propagating.There are numerous options are available, therefore you should look to obtain a USB GPS that is supported on operating system that you are using be that Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.The software requirements are based upon the engagement scope, however we've listed some commercial and open source software that could be required to properly conduct a full penetration test.There are several issues with using something other than the approved USB adapter as not all of them support the required functions.The required hardware is the Alfa AWUS051NH 500m W High Gain 802.11a/b/g/n high power Wireless USB.As such it is a requirement to have the ability to use the three major operating systems at one time. Since this is a hardware platform as well, this makes the selection of specific hardware extremely simple and ensures that all tools will work as designed.