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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


By now, you should know the value of having cybersecurity policies and procedures in place and the importance of investing time and resources in creating them.

You learned how to implement the CUDSE method to create and manage cybersecurity policies and procedures like a pro! You then expanded your knowledge of compliance and learned how to achieve and manage it.

However, staying compliant requires assessment, so you also expanded your knowledge on the different types of audits and how to deal with them.

But since audits are complex and expensive, you learned about a great tool to perform a self-evaluation of your cybersecurity level in a faster, easier, and more effective way, with the implementation of ECM2.

In the next chapter, we will see a series of systems, tools, and techniques to deal with the most challenging, complex, and vulnerable layer of any IT infrastructure: Layer 8, also known as the Users layer!