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Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies. - Second Edition

By : Yuri Diogenes, Dr. Erdal Ozkaya
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Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies. - Second Edition

By: Yuri Diogenes, Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

Overview of this book

Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies, Second Edition is a completely revised new edition of the bestselling book, covering the very latest security threats and defense mechanisms including a detailed overview of Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and an assessment of the current threat landscape, with additional focus on new IoT threats and cryptomining. Cybersecurity starts with the basics that organizations need to know to maintain a secure posture against outside threat and design a robust cybersecurity program. It takes you into the mindset of a Threat Actor to help you better understand the motivation and the steps of performing an actual attack – the Cybersecurity kill chain. You will gain hands-on experience in implementing cybersecurity using new techniques in reconnaissance and chasing a user’s identity that will enable you to discover how a system is compromised, and identify and then exploit the vulnerabilities in your own system. This book also focuses on defense strategies to enhance the security of a system. You will also discover in-depth tools, including Azure Sentinel, to ensure there are security controls in each network layer, and how to carry out the recovery process of a compromised system.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
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Index

Log Analysis

In Chapter 14, Investigating an Incident, you learned about the investigation process, and some techniques for finding the right information while investigating an issue. However, to investigate a security issue it is often necessary to review multiple logs from different vendors and different devices. Although each vendor might have some custom fields in the log, the reality is that once you learn how to read logs, it becomes easier to switch vendors and just focus on deltas for that vendor. While there are many tools that will automate log aggregation, such as a SIEM solution, there will be scenarios in which you need to manually analyze a log in order to figure out the root cause.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following topics:

  • Data correlation
  • Operating system logs
  • Firewall log
  • Web server logs
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) logs
  • Azure Activity logs