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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 5: Cybersecurity Technologies and Tools

"Digital transformation offers an enormous opportunity to reduce costs and increase productivity, but if done without stepping up on defensive security, it could end up being a disaster."

– Roberto Sasso – Founder and President, Club de Investigación Tecnológica

There are thousands of tools available for cybersecurity and it will take you hundreds of years just to understand the basics of each of them, so to save your precious time, we will provide you with some insight into the best cybersecurity systems, methods, technologies, and tools for you to take advantage of.

Also, we are going to review a must-have hardware device that will help you bring your awareness campaigns to the next level.

Additionally, you will get a better understanding of what an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is and how to prevent them, but also how you can leverage threat intelligence to stay ahead of the criminals...