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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)
1
Section 1: Mastering Defensive Security Concepts
7
Section 2: Applying Defensive Security
15
Section 3: Deep Dive into Defensive Security

Section 2: Applying Defensive Security

This section will help you become an expert on defensive security by understanding the most common attacks and how to prevent them, from isolated endpoints to distributed IoT devices and networks and ending with web applications.

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 6, Securing Windows Infrastructures
  • Chapter 7, Hardening a Unix Server
  • Chapter 8, Enhancing Your Network Defensive skills
  • Chapter 9, Deep Diving into Physical Security
  • Chapter 10, Applying IoT Security
  • Chapter 11, Secure Development and Deployment on the Cloud
  • Chapter 12, Mastering Web App Security