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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

Understanding and achieving compliance

Companies may be required to adhere to a plurality of laws and regulations governing how data should be stored, managed, and processed. As with any other law, failure to comply may result in fines or other legal consequences that may culminate in the shutdown of the business, therefore they need to be taken very seriously.

Types of regulations

Before we look at how to achieve compliance, let's look at the types of regulations based on the source.

Country regulations

These are laws and regulations created by governments to regulate how data should be stored, managed, and processed by private companies.

These regulations can be tricky because they may protect the individuals of the country regardless of the location of the company, so you need to also understand the regulations associated with the geographical location of your users or clients.

Regional regulations

These regulations are very similar to country regulations...