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Mastering Defensive Security

By : Cesar Bravo
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Mastering Defensive Security

By: Cesar Bravo

Overview of this book

Every organization has its own data and digital assets that need to be protected against an ever-growing threat landscape that compromises the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of crucial data. Therefore, it is important to train professionals in the latest defensive security skills and tools to secure them. Mastering Defensive Security provides you with in-depth knowledge of the latest cybersecurity threats along with the best tools and techniques needed to keep your infrastructure secure. The book begins by establishing a strong foundation of cybersecurity concepts and advances to explore the latest security technologies such as Wireshark, Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA), Burp Suite, OpenVAS, and Nmap, hardware threats such as a weaponized Raspberry Pi, and hardening techniques for Unix, Windows, web applications, and cloud infrastructures. As you make progress through the chapters, you'll get to grips with several advanced techniques such as malware analysis, security automation, computer forensics, and vulnerability assessment, which will help you to leverage pentesting for security. By the end of this book, you'll have become familiar with creating your own defensive security tools using IoT devices and developed advanced defensive security skills.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Section 1: Mastering Defensive Security Concepts
Section 2: Applying Defensive Security
Section 3: Deep Dive into Defensive Security

Improving the protection of wireless networks

To better explain this, let's split this section in two.

In the first part, we will do a technical deep dive on the most dangerous wireless network vulnerabilities that you need to know.

The second part will focus on the user, so it will basically be a user guide to help them to stay secure when using a wireless connection at home. Remember that these kinds of guides are your best bet to reduce the biggest risk to your infrastructure and data, the inadvertent user.

Wireless network vulnerabilities

As mentioned, here we are going to look at the protocols, features, and practices that represent the top vulnerabilities to wireless networks. Due to the recent increase in the number of users working from home, this guide will include vulnerabilities that affect both enterprise and home systems.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) – the problem

This is the perfect example of a tradeoff between security and usability (or...