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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

Chapter 9: Deep Diving into Physical Security

"With the right tools and a few seconds of physical access, all bets are off… "

– Darren Kitchen – founder of Hak5

Physical security is often overlooked, and as cybersecurity professionals, we normally avoid this responsibility. However, the truth is that a breach in physical security can expose our systems, and that poses a huge risk to our infrastructure and data.

Therefore, in this chapter you are going to learn the most dangerous vulnerabilities in terms of physical security, but also a set of controls and methods to reduce those risks.

Here are the details of the topics that we will be covering in this chapter:

  • A deep dive into the most dangerous tools and attacks in physical security, including the following: the powerful LAN Turtle, the stealthy Plunder Bug LAN Tap, the dangerous Packet Squirrel, the portable Shark Jack, the amazing Screen Crab, the advanced Key Croc, and other...