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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


I hope you enjoyed this chapter as much as I did. Here, we learned about logs, why they are important, and even how to successfully manage them (log management).

Then, we moved into the technical side of the chapter to find out more about the most famous offensive security tool: Metasploit.

Then, to get started with Metasploit, we did a hands-on lab using Armitage and Metasploitable.

Once we got more immersed in the Metasploit Framework, we did another hands-on lab directly with Metasploit in which we got full control over the target machine.

But there was more: we did two more labs, one with Searchsploit and another very cool lab with Weevely in which we even used the DVWA that we installed in Chapter 12, Mastering Web App Security.

Now, it is time to move on to another super interesting and very technical chapter in which we will discover some of the tools and techniques used in computer forensics!