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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

Implementing a best-in-class DRP

Are you confused about the scope of the DRP and the BCP? Well, don't worry because that is very common. In fact, a quick search on the topic will show you that even authors don't agree on the boundaries of those two terms; however, let me try to make it as simple as possible.

The differences between the BCP and the DRP are as follows:

  • The DRP can be considered as a subset of the overall BCP.
  • The DRP is about restoring a critical server in the case of a disaster (reactive).
  • The BCP is about preventing business downtime (proactive).
  • The BCP is business-related (processes), while the DRP is more IT-related (systems and data).
  • The BCP can be applied during normal operations to prevent disruptions, while DRP is just executed if there is a disaster.

Now that we know the differences between the two, let's move ahead to understand how to create an efficient DRP.

Creating a DRP

Here is an overview of the...