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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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Compromising the System

The previous chapter gave you an idea of the precursors prior to an attack. It discussed tools and techniques used to gather information about a target so that an attack can be planned and executed. It also touched on the external and internal reconnaissance techniques that are utilized in this preliminary phase. This chapter will discuss how actual attacks are conducted after information about the target is collected in the reconnaissance phase. Once the reconnaissance stage is over, the attackers will have useful information about a target, which will aid their attempts to compromise the system. In this stage, different hacking tools and techniques are used to breach targeted systems. The objectives for doing this vary greatly; they can range from destroying critical systems to gaining access to sensitive files.

There are several ways that attackers can compromise a system. The current trend has been through the exploit of vulnerabilities in systems....