If you are a system administrator or a DevOps engineer with responsibility for finding loop holes in your system or application, then this book is for you. It's also useful for security consultants looking to automate their infrastructure's security model.What You Will Learn
Security automation is one of the most interesting skills to have nowadays. Ansible allows you to write automation procedures once and use them across your entire infrastructure. This book will teach you the best way to use Ansible for seemingly complex tasks by using the various building blocks available and creating solutions that are easy to teach others, store for later, perform version control on, and repeat.
We'll start by covering various popular modules and writing simple playbooks to showcase those modules. You'll see how this can be applied over a variety of platforms and operating systems, whether they are Windows/Linux bare metal servers or containers on a cloud platform. Once the bare bones automation is in place, you'll learn how to leverage tools such as Ansible Tower or even Jenkins to create scheduled repeatable processes around security patching, security hardening, compliance reports, monitoring of systems, and so on.
Moving on, you'll delve into useful security automation techniques and approaches, and learn how to extend Ansible for enhanced security. While on the way, we will tackle topics like how to manage secrets, how to manage all the playbooks that we will create and how to enable collaboration using Ansible Galaxy. In the final stretch, we'll tackle how to extend the modules of Ansible for our use, and do all the previous tasks in a programmatic manner to get even more powerful automation frameworks and rigs.Style and approach
This comprehensive guide will teach you to manage Linux and Windows hosts remotely in a repeatable and predictable manner. The book takes an in-depth approach and helps you understand how to set up complicated stacks of software with codified and easy-to-share best practices.
Madhu Akula is a security ninja and security and devops researcher with extensive experience in the industry, ranging from client-facing assignments building scalable and secure infrastructure, to publishing industry-leading research to running training sessions for companies and governments alike. Madhu's research papers are frequently selected for major security industry conferences including Defcon 24, All Day DevOps (2016, 2017), DevSecCon (London, Singapore, Boston), DevOpsDays India, c0c0n, Serverless Summit ToorCon, DefCamp, SkydogCon, NolaCon, and null, and more. Madhu was a keynote speaker for the National Cyber Security conference at Dayananda Sagar College in February 2016. When he's not working with Appsecco's clients or speaking at events, he's actively involved in researching vulnerabilities in open source products/platforms such as WordPress, Ntop, and Opendocman. He's also a contributing bug hunter with Code Vigilant (a project to secure open source software). His research has identified many vulnerabilities in over 200 organizations including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Adobe, LinkedIn, eBay, AT&T, Blackberry, Cisco, Barracuda, and more. He is also an active member of Bugcrowd, Hackerone, Synack, and more. Madhu has trained over 5000 people in information security for companies and organizations including the Indian Navy and the Ministry of e-services in a leading Gulf state.
Akash Mahajan is an accomplished security professional with over a decade's experience in providing specialist application and infrastructure consulting services at the highest levels to companies, governments, and organizations around the world. He has lots of experience in working with clients to provide innovative security insights that truly reflect the commercial and operational needs of the organization, from strategic advice to testing and analysis to incident response and recovery. He is an active participant in the international security community and a conference speaker both individually, as chapter lead of the Bangalore chapter of OWASP the global organization responsible for defining the standards for web application security and as a co-founder of NULL India's largest open security community. Akash runs Appsecco, a company focused on Application Security. He authored the book Burp Suite Essentials published by Packt Publishing in November 2014, which is listed as a reference by the creators of Burp Suite.
If you are a developer with prior knowledge of using Python for penetration testing and if you want an overview of scripting tasks to consider while penetration testing, this book will give you a lot of useful code for your toolkit.What You Will LearnLearn to configure Python in different environment setups.Find an IP address from a web page using BeautifulSoup and ScrapyDiscover different types of packet sniffing script to sniff network packetsMaster layer-2 and TCP/ IP attacksMaster techniques for exploit development for Windows and LinuxIncorporate various network- and packet-sniffing techniques using Raw sockets and ScrapyIn Detail
Penetration testing is the use of tools and code to attack a system in order to assess its vulnerabilities to external threats. Python allows pen testers to create their own tools. Since Python is a highly valued pen-testing language, there are many native libraries and Python bindings available specifically for pen-testing tasks.
Python Penetration Testing Cookbook begins by teaching you how to extract information from web pages. You will learn how to build an intrusion detection system using network sniffing techniques. Next, you will find out how to scan your networks to ensure performance and quality, and how to carry out wireless pen testing on your network to avoid cyber attacks. After that, we'll discuss the different kinds of network attack. Next, you'll get to grips with designing your own torrent detection program. We'll take you through common vulnerability scenarios and then cover buffer overflow exploitation so you can detect insecure coding. Finally, you'll master PE code injection methods to safeguard your network.Style and approach
This book takes a recipe-based approach to solving real-world problems in pen testing. It is structured in stages from the initial assessment of a system through exploitation to post-exploitation tests, and provides scripts that can be used or modified for in-depth penetration testing.
Supplies a practitioner's view of the SDL Considers Agile as a security enabler Covers the privacy elements in an SDL Outlines a holistic business-savvy SDL framework that includes people, process, and technology Highlights the key success factors, deliverables, and metrics for each phase of the SDL Examines cost efficiencies, optimized performance, and organizational structure of a developer-centric software security program and PSIRT Includes a chapter by noted security architect Brook Schoenfield who shares his insights and experiences in applying the book’s SDL framework
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The book is for anyone who wants to master Nmap and its scripting engine to perform real life security auditing checks for system administrators and penetration testers. This book is also recommended to anyone looking to learn about network security auditing. Finally, novice Nmap users will also learn a lot from this book as it covers several advanced internal aspects of Nmap and related tools.What You Will LearnLearn about Nmap and related tools, such as Ncat, Ncrack, Ndiff, Zenmap and the Nmap Scripting EngineMaster basic and advanced techniques to perform port scanning and host discoveryDetect insecure configurations and vulnerabilities in web servers, databases, and mail serversLearn how to detect insecure Microsoft Windows workstations and scan networks using the Active Directory technologyLearn how to safely identify and scan critical ICS/SCADA systemsLearn how to optimize the performance and behavior of your scansLearn about advanced reportingLearn the fundamentals of Lua programmingBecome familiar with the development libraries shipped with the NSEWrite your own Nmap Scripting Engine scriptsIn Detail
This is the second edition of 'Nmap 6: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook'. A book aimed for anyone who wants to master Nmap and its scripting engine through practical tasks for system administrators and penetration testers. Besides introducing the most powerful features of Nmap and related tools, common security auditing tasks for local and remote networks, web applications, databases, mail servers, Microsoft Windows machines and even ICS SCADA systems are explained step by step with exact commands and argument explanations.
The book starts with the basic usage of Nmap and related tools like Ncat, Ncrack, Ndiff and Zenmap. The Nmap Scripting Engine is thoroughly covered through security checks used commonly in real-life scenarios applied for different types of systems. New chapters for Microsoft Windows and ICS SCADA systems were added and every recipe was revised. This edition reflects the latest updates and hottest additions to the Nmap project to date. The book will also introduce you to Lua programming and NSE script development allowing you to extend further the power of Nmap.Style and approach
This book consists of practical recipes on network exploration and security auditing techniques, enabling you to get hands-on experience through real life scenarios.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about implementing IBM QRadar® for Security Intelligence and Event Monitoring (SIEM) and protecting an organization's networks through a sophisticated technology, which permits a proactive security posture. It is divided in to the following major sections to facilitate the integration of QRadar with any network architecture:
Chapter 2, "Before the installation" on page 3 provides a review of important requirements before the installation of the product.
Chapter 3, "Installing IBM QRadar V7.3" on page 57 provides step-by-step procedures to guide you through the installation process.
Chapter 4, "After the installation" on page 77 helps you to configure additional features and perform checks after the product is installed.
QRadar is an IBM Security prime product that is designed to be integrated with corporate network devices to keep a real-time monitoring of security events through a centralized console. Through this book, any network or security administrator can understand the product's features and benefits.
Authors Lorin Hochstein and René Moser show you how to write playbooks (Ansible’s configuration management scripts), manage remote servers, and explore the tool’s real power: built-in declarative modules. You’ll discover that Ansible has the functionality you need—and the simplicity you desire.Manage Windows machines, and automate network device configurationManage your fleet from your web browser with Ansible TowerUnderstand how Ansible differs from other configuration management systemsUse the YAML file format to write your own playbooksWork with a complete example to deploy a non-trivial applicationDeploy applications to Amazon EC2 and other cloud platformsCreate Docker images and deploy Docker containers with Ansible
This book is best read start to finish, with later chapters building on earlier ones. Because it’s written in a tutorial style, you can follow along on your own machine. Most examples focus on web applications.
Cybersecurity Essentials provides a comprehensive introduction to the field, with expert coverage of essential topics required for entry-level cybersecurity certifications. An effective defense consists of four distinct challenges: securing the infrastructure, securing devices, securing local networks, and securing the perimeter. Overcoming these challenges requires a detailed understanding of the concepts and practices within each realm. This book covers each challenge individually for greater depth of information, with real-world scenarios that show what vulnerabilities look like in everyday computing scenarios. Each part concludes with a summary of key concepts, review questions, and hands-on exercises, allowing you to test your understanding while exercising your new critical skills.
Cybersecurity jobs range from basic configuration to advanced systems analysis and defense assessment. This book provides the foundational information you need to understand the basics of the field, identify your place within it, and start down the security certification path.Learn security and surveillance fundamentals Secure and protect remote access and devices Understand network topologies, protocols, and strategies Identify threats and mount an effective defense
Cybersecurity Essentials gives you the building blocks for an entry level security certification and provides a foundation of cybersecurity knowledge
Author Jeff Patton shows you how changeable story maps enable your team to hold better conversations about the project throughout the development process. Your team will learn to come away with a shared understanding of what you’re attempting to build and why.Get a high-level view of story mapping, with an exercise to learn key concepts quicklyUnderstand how stories really work, and how they come to life in Agile and Lean projectsDive into a story’s lifecycle, starting with opportunities and moving deeper into discoveryPrepare your stories, pay attention while they’re built, and learn from those you convert to working software
Authors Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund guide you through the steps of importing, wrangling, exploring, and modeling your data and communicating the results. You’ll get a complete, big-picture understanding of the data science cycle, along with basic tools you need to manage the details. Each section of the book is paired with exercises to help you practice what you’ve learned along the way.
You’ll learn how to:Wrangle—transform your datasets into a form convenient for analysisProgram—learn powerful R tools for solving data problems with greater clarity and easeExplore—examine your data, generate hypotheses, and quickly test themModel—provide a low-dimensional summary that captures true "signals" in your datasetCommunicate—learn R Markdown for integrating prose, code, and results