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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


Mastering Defensive Security is a book aimed at IT pros who want to increase their knowledge about cybersecurity, including the use of tools such as Wireshark, DVWA, Burp Suite, OpenVAS, and NMAP, hardware threats such as a weaponized Raspberry Pi, and hardening techniques for Unix and Windows.

But if you are a cybersecurity professional, this book will help you to explore advanced defensive security fields such as IoT, web apps, and the cloud and handle complex topics such as malware analysis and forensics.

By the end of this book, you will have acquired all the technical skills required to become a cybersecurity pro as well as all the required knowledge to develop a customized cybersecurity strategy to ultimately become a master in defensive security.