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Mastering Defensive Security

By : Cesar Bravo
Book Image

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, we learned about the best practices and strategies for Windows servers and also when to apply them. After that, you learned how to create a hardening checklist for Window Server, which will be of great value for us and the teams in charge of server management.

Additionally, we reviewed all different types of patches for Windows systems and their importance in terms of cybersecurity. Then, you learned how to create a patching strategy to keep your infrastructure safe. We also reviewed a great collection of best practices to keep your AD secure.

Finally, we looked at the most important practices to keep your Windows workstations secure, including how to leverage encryption to increase the level of security of your overall infrastructure.

Now that you have become a master in all aspects of Windows security, it's time to understand everything there is to know about hardening Unix servers, which will be covered in the next chapter.