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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

Further reading

  • Here is the official site of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where you can check the latest version of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework:
  • Here, you can see the latest and greatest cybersecurity tools and gadgets that you can use when performing a vulnerability assessment:
  • Several sites show some vulnerable USB dongles, but most sites just show devices from the same brand. In this case, Wikipedia has the best compilation of vulnerable USB dongles, including several brands:
  • If you want to view another approach to risk management, then I suggest you take a look at the Orange Book from the UK government:
  • This is a very good BIA template from Manchester City Council: