Mastering Defensive Security

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Mastering Defensive Security

Mastering Defensive Security


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 528

ISBN : 9781800206090

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

An immersive learning experience enhanced with technical, hands-on labs to understand the concepts, methods, tools, platforms, and systems required to master the art of cybersecurity

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 all IT professionals who want to take their first steps into the world of defensive security; from system admins and programmers to data analysts and data scientists with an interest in security. Experienced cybersecurity professionals working on broadening their knowledge and keeping up to date with the latest defensive developments will also find plenty of useful information in this book. You’ll need a basic understanding of networking, IT, servers, virtualization, and cloud platforms before you get started with this book.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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