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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

Leveraging security threat intelligence

A simple Google search will tell you that there are too many different definitions of threat intelligence, so to make things easier, let's define it as gathering, analyzing, and understanding threats, threat actors, and the associated behaviors of the attacks.

Simply put, threat intelligence is about creating knowledge (intelligence) based on correlated data.

Several solutions are available, most of which are offered as a service, in which a third-party vendor provides you with access to that knowledge for a monthly fee.

Now, let's move on to the next section to understand what threat intelligence is.

Threat intelligence 101

Attackers are known for sharing data about their attacks with others, spreading the danger of you becoming a victim.

But with threat intelligence, we can achieve even better results because it is about sharing data related to attacks and performing a smart analysis of that data. This helps create...