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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 11: Secure Development and Deployment on the Cloud

"Cybersecurity is key for our work supporting Cloud and Service Management. In fact, the ability to act with efficiency and speed against cyberthreats are vital and a key differentiator."

– Dario Sarmiento, Manager, Infrastructure Services for Gulf and Levant region - Kyndryl

Nowadays, most companies have their IT environments hosted on the cloud, because that normally means better uptime, more resilience, faster deployment, lower risk, and even better security standards.

However, this migration to the cloud also brings a plurality of risks and vulnerabilities that need to be assessed to keep your infrastructure secure.

Therefore, in this chapter, we are going to start by discussing the different types of clouds and data (and how to keep them secure).

Then, we are going to get even more technical by reviewing how to make your Kubernetes implementation more secure.

Additionally, we are going...