Defensive Security Handbook: Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure

Get defensive best practices and a diverse range of triage advice for securing various networks in your organization’s infrastructure. This step-by-step guide demonstrates how to develop and maintain well-planned infrastructures to protect your organization’s data. If you’re a network or system administrator, this practical guide will help you design, maintain, and secure your network infrastructure, Microsoft Windows system, Unix application servers, development environment, and many other systems.Authors and information security experts Lee Brotherston and Amanda Berlin also cover password management, user education, automated vulnerability management, purple teaming—defensive professionals (blue team) learning and practicing offensive (red team) techniques—as well as endpoints, segmentation, and patching. Whether you are part of a small tech company or a Fortune 100 enterprise, the practical advice in this book is invaluable.Topics include:Microsoft Windows infrastructureUnix application serversNetwork infrastructurePassword management and two-factor authenticationVulnerability managementPolicy templates and must havesSegmentationPurple teamingUser educationDocumentationEndpointsDevelopmentIDS, IPS, and SOCIndustry compliance standardsContinuity managementVPNs and proxiesPhysical security

Author: Lee Brotherston

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