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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

Chapter 3: Comprehending Policies, Procedures, Compliance, and Audits

"All industries are facing the necessity to have subject matter experts on Cybersecurity; while the current reality has demonstrated a deficit of this profile in the market. This means an opportunity for us to get specialized on the matter and help industries to mitigate current and future Cybersecurity related risks."

– Joel González Saldivar – Human resources and skills development expert México

Policies, procedures, compliance, and audits are topics that may sound boring for technical specialists. However, they are of utter importance in the field of cybersecurity.

In fact, policies and procedures are the backbone of all organizations' cybersecurity strategy and posture, while compliance and audits are the best mechanisms to ensure they are being followed; therefore, these are critical topics to be addressed by all cybersecurity professionals.

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