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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

Best malware analysis tools

Let's do a review of the top five tools used for malware analysis. This compilation includes tools from all types and categories of malware analysis.

Process Explorer

This tool is basically a super task manager that provides you with a lot of information about the processes running in your system.

It tells you the location of the file, the autorun settings, a dedicated performance graph of the process (useful to find anomalous patterns), and, as seen in the following screenshot, it has an option to check every process with the database of, which is very useful if you want to test suspicious processes:

Figure 14.4 – Checking a running process using Process Explorer with

This tool is basic but is free and supported by Microsoft, so it is definitely a good place to start.

To download it, visit the official site at