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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 13: Vulnerability Assessment Tools

"In the midst of a disruptive and exponential rollout of the IV Industrial Revolution, more and more processes are being digitalized and robotized, and there is an explosion of data increasingly managed by artificial intelligence. In tandem with this rollout of new and enhanced IT capabilities, there are increased risks posed by cybercrime. Increased cybersecurity capabilities thus become one of the challenges to allow society to reap the benefits from the IV Industrial Revolution."

– Ennio Rodriguez, Ph.D. in Economics and President of the Association of Economists of Costa Rica

We have talked a lot about vulnerabilities throughout this book; however, this chapter was created as a single-point reference to this topic so that you can reach all the information you need about vulnerabilities in a single place.

While Chapter 2, Managing Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Risks, described what vulnerabilities are and how to...