I'm glad to finally be a member of ethicalhacker.net. I've just about convinced my employer to send me off to CEH training, since our FTP server got hacked last year (my predecessor left the IUSR account with write permissions), and I'm concerned about what other holes there are which I don't yet know about.
I got a $50 certificate for Amazon for Christmas (Yay!) but I'm not sure which book to get as a good starting point. I have a decent knowledge of networking, but most of my experience is in WinXP and prior desktop support, MSExchange2000-2003, and some light AD stuff.
I've downloaded Netcat, Snort, Cain & Abel, and Nmap, but have not yet dug into those yet.
Any ideas would be most appreciated.
~Wherever you go, There you are.~