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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

Using Burp Suite

Burp Suite is a great platform that allows us to look for vulnerabilities in our web applications. In fact, if you have web applications, you must have at least one person trained to use Burp Suite to test the security of your web applications.

But don't worry if you don't have any experience with this tool—this section is for you!

Here, you will learn how to set up Burp Suite to be ready for the next sections, in which you will see how to use Burp Suite and DVWA to test a web application against two very common attacks: SQL injection and brute-force attacks.

Burp Suite versions

Let's start by talking about the three main versions of the tool (but to make it easier, we will separate it into two—the free and the paid versions).

Professional and Enterprise editions

These versions come with more advanced tools, plus you can leverage them during your web application testing. Additionally, they also come with automation settings...