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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 is a big topic. There are even bachelor's degrees in digital forensics, which confirms how extensive and complex this topic is.

However, this chapter aimed to give you a deep overview of the topic, plus some considerations that you must follow in case you need to oversee a digital investigation (forensics) in your company.

So, in this chapter, you learned about the different types of forensics, as well as the different sources of data that you must review during an investigation.

Additionally, we reviewed the best practices surrounding gathering data and how to manage it properly from a legal point of view.

Finally, we looked at the uniqueness of mobile forensics and some best practices associated with it.

Now, it is time to move on to another interesting chapter, in which we will learn how to apply automation to enhance our defensive security strategy.