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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

Chapter 17: Achieving Automation of Security Tools

"Most of the time people don't realize the benefits of Automation for being afraid of the myth, "Automation will replace the human," but what really Automation represents is the highest level of maturity and excellence."

– Desilda Toska, Dottore Magistrale and Automation leader

Most attackers leverage automation tools and techniques to enhance the reach of their attacks. Therefore, you must understand the importance of automation so that you can also take advantage of it to better secure your infrastructure.

Additionally, you must understand the different types of automated attacks that compose the threat landscape so that you can plan your defenses against them.

In fact, I am sure that you are familiar with several automated attacks such as spam and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, but here, we will review the top 21 automated attacks to better understand this threat, which...