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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)
1
Section 1: Mastering Defensive Security Concepts
7
Section 2: Applying Defensive Security
15
Section 3: Deep Dive into Defensive Security

Must-have web resources

This is a very nice cybersecurity controls checklist that you can leverage for a quick audit, or take it as the basis to create your own: https://www.utah.gov/beready/business/documents/BRUCyberSecurityChecklist.pdf

Cyber threat or digital attack maps

These pages show in real time a graphical representation of the cyber-attacks that are currently happening in the world.

As seen in the following figure, the pages also display additional data such as the most targeted countries and attacks by industry:

Figure 18.2 – Live cyber threat map

Some of the most famous threat maps are the following:

  • https://threatmap.checkpoint.com/
  • https://www.imperva.com/cyber-threat-attack-map/
  • https://www.fireeye.com/cyber-map/threat-map.html

These pages are very useful for the following:

  • Awareness training
  • Cybersecurity presentations
  • Highlighting the relevance of defensive security in a given industry...