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AWS Security
AWS Security

Written by security engineer Dylan Shields, AWS Security provides comprehensive coverage on the key tools and concepts you can use to defend AWS-based systems. You'll learn how to honestly assess your existing security protocols, protect against the most common attacks on cloud applications, and apply best practices to configuring identity and access management and virtual private clouds. AWS provides a suite of strong security services, but it's up to you to configure them correctly for your applications and data. Cloud platforms require you to learn new techniques for identity management, authentication, monitoring, and other key security practices. This book gives you everything you'll need to defend your AWS-based applications from the most common threats facing your business. AWS Security is the guide to AWS security services you'll want on hand when you're facing any cloud security problem. Because it's organized aroun ...
Practical Cloud Native Security with Falco
Practical Cloud Native Security with Falco

As more and more organizations migrate their applications to the cloud, cloud native computing has become the dominant way to approach software development and execution. Protecting modern, cloud native applications from threats requires the ability to defend them at runtime, when they're most vulnerable to attacks. This practical guide introduces you to Falco, the open source standard for continuous risk and threat detection across Kubernetes, containers, and the cloud. Falco creator Loris Degioanni and core maintainer Leonardo Grasso bring you up to speed on threat detection and show you how to get Falco up and running, plus advanced topics such as deploying Falco in production and writing your own security rules. You'll learn how to: Leverage runtime security in cloud native environments; Detect configuration changes and unexpected behavior in the cloud; Protect containers, Kubernetes, and cloud applications using Falco; Run, deploy, and customize Falco; Deploy, ...
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Cookbook
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Cookbook

Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a multi-cloud and hybrid cloud security posture management solution that enables security administrators to build cyber defense for their Azure and non-Azure resources by providing both recommendations and security protection capabilities. This book will start with a foundational overview of Microsoft Defender for Cloud and its core capabilities. Then, the reader is taken on a journey from enabling the service, selecting the correct tier, and configuring the data collection, to working on remediation. Next, we will continue with hands-on guidance on how to implement several security features of Microsoft Defender for Cloud, finishing with monitoring and maintenance-related topics, gaining visibility in advanced threat protection in distributed infrastructure and preventing security failures through automation. By the end of this book, you will know how to get a view of your security posture and where to opt ...
Theoretical Cybersecurity
Theoretical Cybersecurity

There is a distinct lack of theoretical innovation in the cybersecurity industry. This is not to say that innovation is lacking, as new technologies, services, and solutions (as well as buzzwords) are emerging every day. This book will be the first cybersecurity text aimed at encouraging abstract and intellectual exploration of cybersecurity from the philosophical and speculative perspective. Technological innovation is certainly necessary, as it furthers the purveying of goods and services for cybersecurity producers in addition to securing the attack surface of cybersecurity consumers where able. The issue is that the industry, sector, and even academia are largely technologically focused. There is not enough work done to further the trade - the craft of cybersecurity. This book frames the cause of this and other issues, and what can be done about them. Potential methods and directions are outlined regarding how the industry can evolve to embrace t ...
Cloud Native Security Cookbook
Cloud Native Security Cookbook

With the rise of the cloud, every aspect of IT has been shaken to its core. The fundamentals for building systems are changing, and although many of the principles that underpin security still ring true, their implementation has become unrecognizable. This practical book provides recipes for AWS, Azure, and GCP to help you enhance the security of your own cloud native systems. Based on his hard-earned experience working with some of the world's biggest enterprises and rapidly iterating startups, consultant Josh Armitage covers the trade-offs that security professionals, developers, and infrastructure gurus need to make when working with different cloud providers. Each recipe discusses these inherent compromises, as well as where clouds have similarities and where they're fundamentally different. Learn how the cloud provides security superior to what was achievable in an on-premises world; Understand the principles and mental models that enable you to m ...
The Definitive Guide to Security in Jakarta EE
The Definitive Guide to Security in Jakarta EE

Refer to this definitive and authoritative book to understand the Jakarta EE Security Spec, with Jakarta Authentication & Authorization as its underlying official foundation. Jakarta EE Security implementations are discussed, such as Soteria and Open Liberty, along with the build-in modules and Jakarta EE Security third-party modules, such as Payara Yubikey & OIDC, and OmniFaces JWT-Auth. The book discusses Jakarta EE Security in relation to SE underpinnings and provides a detailed explanation of how client-cert authentication over HTTPS takes place, how certifications work, and how LDAP-like names are mapped to caller/user names. General (web) security best practices are presented, such as not storing passwords in plaintext, using HTTPS, sanitizing inputs to DB queries, encoding output, and explanations of various (web) attacks and common vulnerabilities are included. Practical examples of securing applications discuss common needs such as lett ...
ASP.NET Core Security
ASP.NET Core Security

ASP.NET Core Security teaches you the skills and countermeasures you need to keep your ASP.NET Core apps secure from the most common web application attacks. With this collection of practical techniques, you will be able to anticipate risks and introduce practices like testing as regular security checkups. You'll be fascinated as the author explores real-world security breaches, including rogue Firefox extensions and Adobe password thefts. The examples present universal security best practices with a sharp focus on the unique needs of ASP.NET Core applications. Your ASP.NET Core applications are under attack now. Are you ready? Th ere are specific countermeasures you can apply to keep your company out of the headlines. This book demonstrates exactly how to secure ASP.NET Core web applications, including safe browser interactions, recognizing common threats, and deploying the framework's unique security APIs. ASP.NET Core Security is a rea ...
Cybersecurity Career Guide
Cybersecurity Career Guide

Cybersecurity Career Guide unlocks your pathway to becoming a great security practitioner. You'll learn how to reliably enter the security field and quickly grow into your new career, following clear, practical advice that's based on research and interviews with hundreds of hiring managers. Practical self-analysis exercises identify gaps in your resume, what makes you valuable to an employer, and what you want out of your career in cyber. You'll assess the benefits of all major professional qualifications, and get practical advice on relationship building with mentors. Do you want a rewarding job in cybersecurity? Start here! This book highlights the full range of exciting security careers and shows you exactly how to find the role that's perfect for you. You'll go through all the steps - from building the right skills to acing the interview. Author and infosec expert Alyssa Miller shares insights from fifteen years in cybersecurity that will help ...
Wireless Security Architecture
Wireless Security Architecture

Wireless Security Architecture: Designing and Maintaining Secure Wireless for Enterprise offers readers an essential guide to planning, designing, and preserving secure wireless infrastructures. It is a blueprint to a resilient and compliant architecture that responds to regulatory requirements, reduces organizational risk, and conforms to industry best practices. This book emphasizes WiFi security as well as guidance on private cellular and Internet of Things security. Readers will discover how to move beyond isolated technical certifications and vendor training and put together a coherent network that responds to contemporary security risks. It offers up-to-date coverage - including data published for the first time - of new WPA3 security Wi-Fi 6E, zero-trust frameworks, and other emerging trends. It also includes: Concrete strategies suitable for organizations of all sizes, from large government agencies to small public and private companies; Effective ...
Python for Cybersecurity
Python for Cybersecurity

Python For Cybersecurity: Using Python for Cyber Offense and Defense delivers an intuitive and hands-on explanation of using Python for cybersecurity. It relies on the MITRE ATT&CK framework to structure its exploration of cyberattack techniques, attack defenses, and the key cybersecurity challenges facing network administrators and other stakeholders today. Offering downloadable sample code, the book is written to help you discover how to use Python in a wide variety of cybersecurity situations, including: Reconnaissance, resource development, initial access, and execution; Persistence, privilege escalation, defense evasion, and credential access; Discovery, lateral movement, collection, and command and control; Exfiltration and impact. Each chapter includes discussions of several techniques and sub-techniques that could be used to achieve an attacker's objectives in any of these use cases. The ideal resource for anyone with a professional or personal interest in c ...
Azure Cloud Security for Absolute Beginners
Azure Cloud Security for Absolute Beginners

Implement cloud security with Azure security tools, configurations and policies that address the needs of businesses and governments alike. This book introduces you to the most important security solutions available in Azure and provides you with step-by-step guidance to effectively set up security and deploy an application on top of Azure platform services, as well as on top of Azure infrastructure. Author Pushpa Herath begins by teaching you the fundamentals of Azure security. An easy to follow exploration of management groups, subscriptions, management locks and Azure policies further elaborate the concepts underlying Azure cloud security. Next, you will learn about Azure Active Directory (AAD) and the utilization of AAD in application and infrastructure security. Essential aspects of maintaining secure application keys and certificates are further explained in the context of Azure Key Vault. New application security implementations such as Azur ...
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