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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

Knowing your enemy's best friend – Metasploit

Let's start by clarifying that Metasploit is a great framework that, like any other tool, can be used for good or bad. In fact, chances are that your company will receive at least one attack coming from this tool, but the good news is that you can leverage this same framework to test your infrastructure by using offensive security techniques with Metasploit.

But wait, wasn't this book about defensive security? Yes, but as a master in defensive security, you also need to understand how to leverage some offensive security techniques to keep your infrastructure safe.


If you have been around the cybersecurity area, then you will have at least heard about Metasploit, but what exactly is Metasploit?

Metasploit is an open source framework developed in collaboration between the open source community and Rapid7.

One of the great features of Metasploit is its functionality with modules that enables...