Mastering Defensive Security: Effective techniques to secure your Windows, Linux, IoT, and cloud infrastructure

Mastering Defensive Security: Effective techniques to secure your Windows, Linux, IoT, and cloud infrastructure

作者: Cesar Bravo Darren Kitchen (Foreword)
出版社: Packt Publishing
出版在: 2021-12-02
ISBN-13: 9781800208162
ISBN-10: 1800208162
裝訂格式: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
總頁數: 528 頁


Key Features

Get hold of the best defensive security strategies and tools
Develop a defensive security strategy at an enterprise level
Get hands-on with advanced cybersecurity threat detection, including XSS, SQL injections, brute forcing web applications, and more

Book Description
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.
What you will learn

Become well versed with concepts related to defensive security
Discover strategies and tools to secure the most vulnerable factor – the user
Get hands-on experience using and configuring the best security tools
Understand how to apply hardening techniques in Windows and Unix environments
Leverage malware analysis and forensics to enhance your security strategy
Secure Internet of Things (IoT) implementations
Enhance the security of web applications and cloud deployments

Who this book is for
This book is for IT professionals, including systems administrators, programmers, IT architects, solution engineers, system analysts, data scientists, DBAs, and any IT expert looking to explore the fascinating world of cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity professionals who want to broaden their knowledge of security topics to effectively create and design a defensive security strategy for a large organization will find this book useful. A basic understanding of concepts such as networking, IT, servers, virtualization, and cloud is required.


Table of Contents

A Refresher to Defensive Security Concepts
Managing Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Risks
Comprehending Policies, Procedures, Compliance, and Audits
Patching Layer 8
Cybersecurity Technologies and Tools
Securing Windows Infrastructures
Hardening a Unix Server
Enhancing Your Network Defensive Skills
Deep Diving into Physical Security
Applying IoT Security
Secure Development and Deployment on the Cloud
Mastering Web App Security
Vulnerability Assessment Tools
Malware Analysis
Leveraging Pentesting for Defensive Security
Practicing Forensics
Achieving Automation of Security Tools
The Master's Compilation of Useful Resources


Cesar Bravo is a researcher and inventor who has more than 100 inventions related to cybersecurity that are being patented in the US, Germany, China, and Japan. Those inventions include cybersecurity hardware, secure IoT systems and devices, and even cybersecurity systems for autonomous cars. He loves to share knowledge and he has been working with several universities to teach cybersecurity at all levels, from introductory courses for non-IT people up to a master's degree in cybersecurity (for which he has also served as a thesis director). In recent years, Cesar has become a recognized speaker (including delivering a TEDx talk), giving international presentations about cybersecurity and innovation in the UK, Germany, Mexico, the US, and Spain.


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