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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

Industry-leading best practices

Let's summarize the following pages about industry best practices, frameworks, and standards regarding cybersecurity and data security.

Regulations and standards

PCI-DSS is the standard that must be used by companies that deal with credit card information and payment data. Their official site is as follows: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/

HIPAA is a US regulation designed to protect sensitive medical records of patients: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html

GDPR is a regulation created by the European Union to protect the personal data of their citizens: https://gdpr.eu/

As mentioned previously in the book, remember that you must always research to find application regulations regarding your company's location, clients, and the market to avoid unnecessary penalties and sanctions.

Cybersecurity frameworks, standards, and more

Now, let's close with a list of the leading frameworks, standards, and other must-have...