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This is a practical certification guide covering all the exam topics in an easy-to-follow manner backed with mock tests and self-assesment scenarios for better preparation. Key Features Learn cryptography and various cryptography algorithms for real-world implementations Discover security policies, plans, and procedures to protect your security infrastructure Written by Ian Neil, one of the world's top CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) trainer Book Description CompTIA Security+ is a worldwide certification that establishes the fundamental knowledge required to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide is a best-in-class exam study guide that covers all of CompTIA Security+ 501 exam objectives. It is authored by Ian Neil, who is a world-class trainer of CompTIA Security+ 501. Packed with self-assessment scenarios and realistic exam questions, this guide will help you master the core concepts to succeed in the exam the first time you take it. Using relevant examples, you will learn all the important security fundamentals from Certificates and Encryption to Identity and Access Management concepts. You will then dive into the important domains of the exam; namely, threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, technologies and tools, architecture and design, risk management, and cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). This book comes with over 600 practice questions with detailed explanation that is at the exam level and also includes two mock exams to help you with your study plan. This guide will ensure that encryption and certificates are made easy for you. What you will learn Get to grips with security fundamentals from Certificates and Encryption to Identity and Access Management Secure devices and applications that are used by your company Identify the different types of malware and virus and take appropriate actions to protect against them Protect your environment against social engineering and advanced attacks Implement PKI concepts Learn about secure coding techniques, quality control, and testing Troubleshoot common security issues Who this book is for This book is designed for anyone who is seeking to pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. It is a stepping stone for anyone who wants to become a security professional or move into cyber security. This certification guide assumes no prior knowledge of the product.
The world is more digitally connected than ever before, and with this connectivity, comes vulnerability. It is therefore vital that all professionals understand cyber risk and how to minimize it. This means that cyber security skills are in huge demand, and there are vast career opportunities to be taken. Confident Cyber Security is here to help. This jargon-busting guide will give you a clear overview of the world of cyber security. Exploring everything from the human side to the technical and physical implications, this book takes you through the fundamentals: how to keep secrets safe, how to stop people being manipulated and how to protect people, businesses and countries from those who wish to do harm. Featuring real-world case studies from Disney, the NHS, Taylor Swift and Frank Abagnale, as well as social media influencers and the entertainment and other industries, this book is packed with clear explanations, sound advice and practical exercises to help you understand and apply the principles of cyber security. Let Confident Cyber Security give you that cutting-edge career boost you seek. About the Confident series... From coding and web design to data, digital content and cyber security, the Confident books are the perfect beginner's resource for enhancing your professional life, whatever your career path.
Cyber Minds brings together an unrivalled panel of international experts who offer their insights into current cybersecurity issues in the military, business, and government. Key Features - Explore the latest developments in cybersecurity - Hear expert insight from the industry's top practitioners - Dive deep into cyber threats in business, government, and military Book Description Shira Rubinoff's Cyber Minds brings together the top authorities in cybersecurity to discuss the emergent threats that face industries, societies, militaries, and governments today. With new technology threats, rising international tensions, and state-sponsored cyber attacks, cybersecurity is more important than ever. Cyber Minds serves as a strategic briefing on cybersecurity and data safety, collecting expert insights from sector security leaders, including: - General Gregory Touhill, former Federal Chief Information Security Officer of the United States - Kevin L. Jackson, CEO and Founder, GovCloud - Mark Lynd, Digital Business Leader, NETSYNC - Joseph Steinberg, Internet Security advisor and thought leader - Jim Reavis, Co-Founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance - Dr. Tom Kellerman, Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Carbon Black Inc and Vice Chair of Strategic Cyber Ventures Board - Mary Ann Davidson, Chief Security Officer, Oracle - Dr. Sally Eaves, Emergent Technology CTO, Global Strategy Advisor – Blockchain AI FinTech, Social Impact award winner, keynote speaker and author - Dr. Guenther Dobrauz, Partner with PwC in Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland - Barmak Meftah, President, AT&T Cybersecurity - Cleve Adams, CEO, Site 1001 (AI and big data based smart building company) - Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President – Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Microsoft - Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA Businesses and states depend on effective cybersecurity. This book will help you to arm and inform yourself on what you need to know to keep your business – or your country – safe. What you will learn - The threats and opportunities presented by AI - How to mitigate social engineering and other human threats - Developing cybersecurity strategies for the cloud - Major data breaches, their causes, consequences, and key takeaways - Blockchain applications for cybersecurity - Implications of IoT and how to secure IoT services - The role of security in cyberterrorism and state-sponsored cyber attacks Who this book is for: This book is essential reading for business leaders, the C-Suite, board members, IT decision makers within an organization, and anyone with a responsibility for cybersecurity.
Understand the nitty-gritty of Cybersecurity with ease Key Features Align your security knowledge with industry leading concepts and tools Acquire required skills and certifications to survive the ever changing market needs Learn from industry experts to analyse, implement, and maintain a robust environment Book Description It's not a secret that there is a huge talent gap in the cybersecurity industry. Everyone is talking about it including the prestigious Forbes Magazine, Tech Republic, CSO Online, DarkReading, and SC Magazine, among many others. Additionally, Fortune CEO's like Satya Nadella, McAfee's CEO Chris Young, Cisco's CIO Colin Seward along with organizations like ISSA, research firms like Gartner too shine light on it from time to time. This book put together all the possible information with regards to cybersecurity, why you should choose it, the need for cyber security and how can you be part of it and fill the cybersecurity talent gap bit by bit. Starting with the essential understanding of security and its needs, we will move to security domain changes and how artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping to secure systems. Later, this book will walk you through all the skills and tools that everyone who wants to work as security personal need to be aware of. Then, this book will teach readers how to think like an attacker and explore some advanced security methodologies. Lastly, this book will deep dive into how to build practice labs, explore real-world use cases and get acquainted with various cybersecurity certifications. By the end of this book, readers will be well-versed with the security domain and will be capable of making the right choices in the cybersecurity field. What you will learn Get an overview of what cybersecurity is and learn about the various faces of cybersecurity as well as identify domain that suits you best Plan your transition into cybersecurity in an efficient and effective way Learn how to build upon your existing skills and experience in order to prepare for your career in cybersecurity Who this book is for This book is targeted to any IT professional who is looking to venture in to the world cyber attacks and threats. Anyone with some understanding or IT infrastructure workflow will benefit from this book. Cybersecurity experts interested in enhancing their skill set will also find this book useful.
Updated and revised edition of the bestselling guide to developing defense strategies against the latest threats to cybersecurity Key Features Covers the latest security threats and defense strategies for 2020 Introduces techniques and skillsets required to conduct threat hunting and deal with a system breach Provides new information on Cloud Security Posture Management, Microsoft Azure Threat Protection, Zero Trust Network strategies, Nation State attacks, the use of Azure Sentinel as a cloud-based SIEM for logging and investigation, and much more Book Description Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies, Second Edition is a completely revised new edition of the bestselling book, covering the very latest security threats and defense mechanisms including a detailed overview of Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and an assessment of the current threat landscape, with additional focus on new IoT threats and cryptomining. Cybersecurity starts with the basics that organizations need to know to maintain a secure posture against outside threat and design a robust cybersecurity program. It takes you into the mindset of a Threat Actor to help you better understand the motivation and the steps of performing an actual attack – the Cybersecurity kill chain. You will gain hands-on experience in implementing cybersecurity using new techniques in reconnaissance and chasing a user's identity that will enable you to discover how a system is compromised, and identify and then exploit the vulnerabilities in your own system. This book also focuses on defense strategies to enhance the security of a system. You will also discover in-depth tools, including Azure Sentinel, to ensure there are security controls in each network layer, and how to carry out the recovery process of a compromised system. What you will learn The importance of having a solid foundation for your security posture Use cyber security kill chain to understand the attack strategy Boost your organization's cyber resilience by improving your security policies, hardening your network, implementing active sensors, and leveraging threat intelligence Utilize the latest defense tools, including Azure Sentinel and Zero Trust Network strategy Identify different types of cyberattacks, such as SQL injection, malware and social engineering threats such as phishing emails Perform an incident investigation using Azure Security Center and Azure Sentinel Get an in-depth understanding of the disaster recovery process Understand how to consistently monitor security and implement a vulnerability management strategy for on-premises and hybrid cloud Learn how to perform log analysis using the cloud to identify suspicious activities, including logs from Amazon Web Services and Azure Who this book is for For the IT professional venturing into the IT security domain, IT pentesters, security consultants, or those looking to perform ethical hacking. Prior knowledge of penetration testing is beneficial.
Build smart cybersecurity systems with the power of machine learning and deep learning to protect your corporate assets Key Features Identify and predict security threats using artificial intelligence Develop intelligent systems that can detect unusual and suspicious patterns and attacks Learn how to test the effectiveness of your AI cybersecurity algorithms and tools Book Description Today's organizations spend billions of dollars globally on cybersecurity. Artificial intelligence has emerged as a great solution for building smarter and safer security systems that allow you to predict and detect suspicious network activity, such as phishing or unauthorized intrusions. This cybersecurity book presents and demonstrates popular and successful AI approaches and models that you can adapt to detect potential attacks and protect your corporate systems. You'll learn about the role of machine learning and neural networks, as well as deep learning in cybersecurity, and you'll also learn how you can infuse AI capabilities into building smart defensive mechanisms. As you advance, you'll be able to apply these strategies across a variety of applications, including spam filters, network intrusion detection, botnet detection, and secure authentication. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to develop intelligent systems that can detect unusual and suspicious patterns and attacks, thereby developing strong network security defenses using AI. What you will learn Detect email threats such as spamming and phishing using AI Categorize APT, zero-days, and polymorphic malware samples Overcome antivirus limits in threat detection Predict network intrusions and detect anomalies with machine learning Verify the strength of biometric authentication procedures with deep learning Evaluate cybersecurity strategies and learn how you can improve them Who this book is for If you're a cybersecurity professional or ethical hacker who wants to build intelligent systems using the power of machine learning and AI, you'll find this book useful. Familiarity with cybersecurity concepts and knowledge of Python programming is essential to get the most out of this book.
Gain practical experience of creating security solutions and designing secure, highly available, and dynamic infrastructure for your organization Key Features Architect complex security structures using standard practices and use cases Integrate security with any architecture solution Implement cybersecurity architecture in various enterprises Book Description Solutions in the IT domain have been undergoing massive changes. There was a time when bringing your own devices to work was like committing a crime. However, with an evolving IT industry comes emerging security approaches. Hands-On Cybersecurity for Architects will help you to successfully design, integrate, and implement complex security structures in any solution whilst ensuring that the solution functions as expected. To start with, you will get to grips with the fundamentals of recent cybersecurity practices, followed by acquiring and understanding your organization's requirements. You will then move on to learning how to plan and design robust security architectures, along with practical approaches to performing various security assessments. Once you have grasped all this, you will learn to design and develop key requirements, such as firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), wide area networks (WANs), and digital certifications. In addition to this, you will discover how to integrate upcoming security changes on Bring your own device (BYOD), cloud platforms, and the Internet of Things (IoT), among others. Finally, you will explore how to design frequent updates and upgrades for your systems as per your enterprise's needs. By the end of this book, you will be able to architect solutions with robust security components for your infrastructure. What you will learn Understand different security architecture layers and their integration with all solutions Study SWOT analysis and dig into your organization's requirements to drive the strategy Design and implement a secure email service approach Monitor the age and capacity of security tools and architecture Explore growth projections and architecture strategy Identify trends, as well as what a security architect should take into consideration Who this book is for Hands-On Cybersecurity for Architects is for you if you are a security, network, or system administrator interested in taking on more complex responsibilities such as designing and implementing complex security structures. Basic understanding of network and computer security implementation will be helpful. This book is also ideal for non-security architects who want to understand how to integrate security into their solutions.
A comprehensive guide that will give you hands-on experience to study and overcome financial cyber threats Key Features Protect your financial environment with cybersecurity practices and methodologies Identify vulnerabilities such as data manipulation and fraudulent transactions Provide end-to-end protection within organizations Book Description Organizations have always been a target of cybercrime. Hands-On Cybersecurity for Finance teaches you how to successfully defend your system against common cyber threats, making sure your financial services are a step ahead in terms of security. The book begins by providing an overall description of cybersecurity, guiding you through some of the most important services and technologies currently at risk from cyber threats. Once you have familiarized yourself with the topic, you will explore specific technologies and threats based on case studies and real-life scenarios. As you progress through the chapters, you will discover vulnerabilities and bugs (including the human risk factor), gaining an expert-level view of the most recent threats. You'll then explore information on how you can achieve data and infrastructure protection. In the concluding chapters, you will cover recent and significant updates to procedures and configurations, accompanied by important details related to cybersecurity research and development in IT-based financial services. By the end of the book, you will have gained a basic understanding of the future of information security and will be able to protect financial services and their related infrastructures. What you will learn Understand the cyber threats faced by organizations Discover how to identify attackers Perform vulnerability assessment, software testing, and pentesting Defend your financial cyberspace using mitigation techniques and remediation plans Implement encryption and decryption Understand how Artificial Intelligence (AI) affects cybersecurity Who this book is for Hands-On Cybersecurity for Finance is for you if you are a security architect, cyber risk manager, or pentester looking to secure your organization. Basic understanding of cybersecurity tools and practices will help you get the most out of this book.
Get into the world of smart data security using machine learning algorithms and Python libraries Key Features Learn machine learning algorithms and cybersecurity fundamentals Automate your daily workflow by applying use cases to many facets of security Implement smart machine learning solutions to detect various cybersecurity problems Book Description Cyber threats today are one of the costliest losses that an organization can face. In this book, we use the most efficient tool to solve the big problems that exist in the cybersecurity domain. The book begins by giving you the basics of ML in cybersecurity using Python and its libraries. You will explore various ML domains (such as time series analysis and ensemble modeling) to get your foundations right. You will implement various examples such as building system to identify malicious URLs, and building a program to detect fraudulent emails and spam. Later, you will learn how to make effective use of K-means algorithm to develop a solution to detect and alert you to any malicious activity in the network. Also learn how to implement biometrics and fingerprint to validate whether the user is a legitimate user or not. Finally, you will see how we change the game with TensorFlow and learn how deep learning is effective for creating models and training systems What you will learn Use machine learning algorithms with complex datasets to implement cybersecurity concepts Implement machine learning algorithms such as clustering, k-means, and Naive Bayes to solve real-world problems Learn to speed up a system using Python libraries with NumPy, Scikit-learn, and CUDA Understand how to combat malware, detect spam, and fight financial fraud to mitigate cyber crimes Use TensorFlow in the cybersecurity domain and implement real-world examples Learn how machine learning and Python can be used in complex cyber issues Who this book is for This book is for the data scientists, machine learning developers, security researchers, and anyone keen to apply machine learning to up-skill computer security. Having some working knowledge of Python and being familiar with the basics of machine learning and cybersecurity fundamentals will help to get the most out of the book
Gain basic skills in network forensics and learn how to apply them effectively Key Features Investigate network threats with ease Practice forensics tasks such as intrusion detection, network analysis, and scanning Learn forensics investigation at the network level Book Description Network forensics is a subset of digital forensics that deals with network attacks and their investigation. In the era of network attacks and malware threat, it's now more important than ever to have skills to investigate network attacks and vulnerabilities. Hands-On Network Forensics starts with the core concepts within network forensics, including coding, networking, forensics tools, and methodologies for forensic investigations. You'll then explore the tools used for network forensics, followed by understanding how to apply those tools to a PCAP file and write the accompanying report. In addition to this, you will understand how statistical flow analysis, network enumeration, tunneling and encryption, and malware detection can be used to investigate your network. Towards the end of this book, you will discover how network correlation works and how to bring all the information from different types of network devices together. By the end of this book, you will have gained hands-on experience of performing forensics analysis tasks. What you will learn Discover and interpret encrypted traffic Learn about various protocols Understand the malware language over wire Gain insights into the most widely used malware Correlate data collected from attacks Develop tools and custom scripts for network forensics automation Who this book is for The book targets incident responders, network engineers, analysts, forensic engineers and network administrators who want to extend their knowledge from the surface to the deep levels of understanding the science behind network protocols, critical indicators in an incident and conducting a forensic search over the wire.