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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

Managing the evidence (from a legal perspective)

"We must adapt to the digital age and the chain of custody must be also maintained when dealing with digital evidence."

– Lawyer, Angelith Alfaro

As we mentioned previously, the very first step when performing forensics is to ensure that the data that's been collected is handled and stored properly. Otherwise, the data may not be admissible in a trial or other legal procedure.

Some countries may have different regulations or frameworks that must be followed to use digital evidence. However, let me share some of the most common guidelines and regulations in regards to digital evidence that are used around the world.

ISO 27037

The ISO/IEC 27037:2012 provides guidelines about identifying, collecting, acquisitioning, and preserving digital evidence.

The last version was revised in 2018 and it allows you to identify, collect, acquire, and preserve data from a plurality of devices, including, but not...