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Mastering Defensive Security

By : Cesar Bravo
Book Image

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


Vulnerability management is a key area in defensive security; therefore, in this chapter, we focused on the tools used to perform vulnerability assessments.

Here, you also learned about the types of tools available, plus some strategies that, as a cybersecurity leader, you can use to enhance your vulnerability scanning strategy.

Additionally, we installed OpenVAS, which is considered by many as the best free vulnerability scanner, which is surely a must-have tool in your cybersecurity arsenal.

And we closed the chapter with an overview of other tools (free and paid) that you can also leverage to test your infrastructure against known vulnerabilities.

Now, let's prepare for the next chapter, in which you will learn all that you need to know about malware analysis.