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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

Summary

In this chapter, you learned about the importance of data correlation while reviewing logs in different locations. You also read about relevant security-related logs in Windows and Linux.

Next, you learned how to read firewall logs using Check Point, NetScreen, iptables, and Windows Firewall as examples. You also learned about web server logs, using IIS and Apache as examples. You concluded this chapter by learning more about AWS Cloud Trail logs, and how they can be visualized using AWS Dashboard, or Azure Sentinel. You also learned about Azure Activity Log and how to visualize this data using Azure Portal and Azure Sentinel. As you finish reading this chapter, also keep in mind that many times it is not about quantity, but about quality. When the subject is log analysis, this is extremely important. Make sure that you have tools that are able to intelligently ingest and process the data, and when you need to perform manual investigation, you only focus on what it has already...