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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

Creating an effective Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

The question is not whether a disaster will happen, not even when it will happen, but if you will be prepared when it does happen.

By nature, human beings tend to think that negative situations will happen to everyone but themselves. The problem with that way of thinking is that even when they know about the histories of other companies that have lost everything after a cyber attack, only a few companies will invest in a plan to ensure the continuity of their business after a cyber incident.

The three main drivers for companies to create a BCP are as follows:

  • Those that are based on regulatory requirements from governments or international agencies
  • A contractual requirement from the clients
  • Self-awareness of the value of the BCP

Now, I know how hard it is to get the funding and resources required to create an effective BCP, so here are some key points gathered by market research experts (such as the Gartner...