Rolf Oppliger received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Berne, Switzerland, and the Venia Legendi in Computer Science from the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Oppliger is the founder and owner of eSECURITY Technologies Rolf Oppliger (www.esecurity.ch) and works for the Swiss Federal Strategy Unit for Information Technology (FSUIT) . He is also the author of Security Technologies for the World Wide Web (Artech House, 1999) , Internet and Intranet Security (Artech House, 1998), and Authentication Systems for Secure Networks (Artech House, 1996). Dr. Oppliger is the computer security series editor at Artech House.
After reading this book, you should be able to use these tools to do some testing and even working on penetration projects. You just need to remember not to use these techniques in a production environment without having a formal approval.