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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


In this chapter, you learned how to leverage one of the best hacking devices (the WIFI Pineapple) in your defensive security strategy, as well as how to protect against the latest attacks performed with that device.

Additionally, you learned about pentesting and forensics and some of the best tools used in those fields so that you can leverage them.

Then, you learned about probably the most dangerous threat in cybersecurity, the infamous APT, and more importantly, how to protect your infrastructure against them.

Now, it is time to move on to the next chapter, where you will become a master of securing Windows infrastructures (Windows servers, patching, Active Directory, endpoint security, and more).

There, you will be exposed to the best hardening strategies for Windows servers, including creating your own hardening checklist!