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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

Applying a CMM

The main idea behind a CMM is to provide a standard mechanism for any organization to perform a self-assessment of their cybersecurity level.

They are being used and implemented by many organizations all around the globe, from top multinational organizations to small businesses, and each can leverage all the advantages associated with the implementation of a CMM.

The goals of a CMM

A CMM is a great tool that allows cybersecurity professionals to achieve the following three goals:

  1. Determine (by using a standardized mechanism) the level of cybersecurity of a given company.
  2. Determine, based on company objectives (or regulations), the expected level of cybersecurity (based on a standardized mechanism).
  3. A clear path to go from point #1 to point #2.

Characteristics of a good CMM

A good CMM needs to have the following characteristics:

  • Easy to implement: We don't want the complexity of an International Standards for Organization...