Defensive Security Handbook (O'Reilly)
Defensive Security Handbook (O'Reilly)
Monday, 24 July 2017

This book is aimed at organizations that don’t have the budget to establish or outsource an information security (InfoSec) program. In this pragmatic guide, authors Lee Brotherston and Amanda Berlin provide a security-101 handbook with steps, tools, processes, and ideas to help drive maximum-security improvement without spending a fortune.


Each chapter in this book provides step-by-step instructions for dealing with a specific issue, including breaches and disasters, compliance, network infrastructure and password management, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing, among others. Network engineers, system administrators, and security professionals will learn tools and techniques to help improve security in sensible, manageable chunks.

Author: Lee Brotherston and Amanda Berlin
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: April 2017
Pages: 284
ISBN: 978-1491960387
Print: 1491960388
Kindle:  B06Y18XC5Y
Audience: Business users
Level: Introductory
Category: Security



  • Learn fundamentals of starting or redesigning an InfoSec program
  • Create a base set of policies, standards, and procedures
  • Plan and design incident response, disaster recovery, compliance, and physical security
  • Bolster Microsoft and Unix systems, network infrastructure, and password management
  • Use segmentation practices and designs to compartmentalize your network
  • Explore automated process and tools for vulnerability management
  • Securely develop code to reduce exploitable errors
  • Understand basic penetration testing concepts through purple teaming
  • Delve into IDS, IPS, SOC, logging, and monitoring.

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