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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

Digital forensics on defensive security

When talking about forensics in terms of defensive security, we must perform forensics in several fields, including the following:

  • Data analysis
  • Log analysis
  • Email forensics
  • Database forensics
  • Malware forensics
  • Memory forensics
  • Mobile forensics
  • Network forensics

Now, let's dig deeper into how digital forensics is managed, including the process that's involved.

Who should be in charge of digital forensics?

There are two main ways to manage all this forensics work. While some companies have a forensics specialist to deal with all forensics-related tasks, other companies train an expert in each field to act as a forensic expert. There is also a forensic coordinator who acts as the leader of all forensics activities.

The digital forensics process

Most companies customize their digital forensics process based on their needs and their level of maturity. However, let me present you with...