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Cyber adversaries think in terms of subverting rules, exploiting vulnerabilities, and identifying loopholes — with a special emphasis on manipulation of human nature. CISOs actively defending organizations all around the world are necessarily steeped in an adversarial mindset. This is required to proactively enact cyber protections that predict, counter and defeat attacker schemes while also improving existing defense systems.

  • CISOs who are able to live in these two worlds at once, able to think deeply and strategically across two opposing mindsets, both adversary and defender, are invaluable to an organization’s security.
  • Notable detection-less cybersecurity is a new cyber strategy that enables CISOs to pre-empt and contain attacker tradecraft.
  • Using real-time detection-less virtualization of Unknown objects at the very instant they approach an endpoint is proactive protection CISOs can adopt to prevent a breach and defeat undetectable threats.

Preeminent CISO Dr Erdal Ozkaya explains more about developing a CISO’s mindset and the use of innovative approaches to detection-less protection.
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Cybersecurity Attack and Defense Strategies v3

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Key Features

  • Provides new information on ransomware, multi-cloud, Microsoft Defender for Cloud/SIEM, MITRE ATT&CK Framework, the Zero Trust approach, and more
  • Uses recent real-world examples to illustrate the best practices to improve security posture
  • Empowers you to recover from and prevent future cybersecurity events

Book Description

Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies, Third Edition familiarizes you with the key aspects of threat assessment and security hygiene, the current threat landscape and its challenges, and how to maintain a strong security posture.

In the completely revised new edition of this bestselling book, you will learn about the Zero Trust approach and the initial Incident Response process. You will gradually become familiar with Red Team tactics, where you will learn basic syntax for commonly used tools to perform the necessary operations. You will also learn how to apply newer Red Team techniques with powerful tools. Simultaneously, Blue Team tactics are introduced to help you defend your system from complex cyber-attacks. This book provides a clear, in-depth understanding of attack/defense methods as well as patterns to recognize irregular behavior within your organization. Moreover, you will learn how to analyze your network and address malware, while becoming familiar with mitigation and threat detection techniques.

By the end of this cybersecurity book, you will have discovered the latest tools to enhance the security of your system, learned about the security controls you need in each network layer, and understood how to carry out each step of the incident response process.

What you will learn

  • Understand security hygiene and value of prioritizing protection of your workloads
  • Learn about physical and virtual network segmentation, cloud network visibility, and Zero Trust considerations
  • Adopt unique techniques to gather cyber intelligence, identify risk, and demonstrate impact with Red/Blue Team strategies
  • Discover identity security and learn how to perform policy enforcement
  • Learn about threat detection systems in Microsoft Defender for Cloud and integrate it with SIEM
  • Discover the MITRE ATT&CK Framework and use of open-source tools to gather intelligence

Who This Book Is For

If you are an IT security professional who wants to venture deeper into cybersecurity domains, this book is for you. Cloud security administrators, IT pen testers, security consultants, and ethical hackers will also find this book helpful. Basic understanding of operating systems, computer networking, and web applications will be helpful.

Cybersecurity Attack and Defense Strategies 3rd Edition Table of Contents

  1. Security Posture
  2. Incident Response Process
  3. What is a Cyber Strategy?
  4. Understanding the Cybersecurity Kill Chain in the age of Cyber Attacks
  5. Reconnaissance
  6. Compromising the System
  7. Chasing a User’s Identity
  8. Lateral Movement
  9. Privilege Escalation
  10. Security Policy
  11. Network Segmentation
  12. Active Sensors
  13. Threat Intelligence
  14. Investigating an Incident
  15. Recovery Process
  16. Vulnerability Management
  17. Log Analysis
Cybersecurity Attack and Defense Strategies v3
Cybersecurity Attack and Defense Strategies v3

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About Xcitium

Xcitium, a provider of endpoint protection solutions, unveiled a new program for cybersecurity professionals – the Zero Dwell (TSA) Trusted Security Advisory Community. Developed to provide a forum where security information professionals and their teams can collaborate and share expertise and best practices in real time with other professionals.

Xcitium’s ZeroDwell technology is based on zero trust architecture and should be a fundamental part of any enterprise cyber security program, but vague definitions and overuse have caused confusion and allowed for the spread of misinformation.

According to a recent Gartner report, “Security and risk management leaders are asking for investment to build zero trust security, but zero trust can be confusing to business executives. To obtain support, these leaders must be able to communicate what zero trust is, the benefits it brings, and the challenges it creates for the business.”

The report also states that “security leaders are inundated with marketing and vague language about zero trust and struggle to translate the technical reality into business benefits; too many vendors are using zero trust in terms of a huge range of products, yet this is an organizational vision that is anchored in architecture and principles and is not solvable by a technology alone; and executive backing is critical to the success of zero trust programs as they require changes in architecture, culture, and technology.”

“The threats that these experts must defend against on a daily basis are global in scope and can cripple networks, companies, and lives,” said Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, chief cybersecurity strategist and CISO of Xcitium and the program’s chair. “We believe that we are better when we work together, bringing the best minds with the brightest and most innovative ideas to the table where these ideas can be evaluated, discussed, implemented and shared with the broader community.”

Centered on approaches that leverage the zero trust architecture approach to plan industrial and enterprise infrastructure and workflows, this Zero Dwell TSA Community will bring together IT cybersecurity experts to share ideas related to cybersecurity issues and challenges, the threat landscape, and the evolving array of products, services and methodologies that can be leveraged to combat bad actors and keep networks and data secure.

Output from this community will be shared in the form of white papers, contributed articles, blogs and speaking events. The program consists of two tiers: Cyber Guardians, 12 of the brightest minds in cybersecurity from around the world that will be leading the community mission and; Cyber Defenders, incoming members meeting minimum community requirements.

Yuri Diogenes

Yuri Diogenes has a Master of Science in cybersecurity intelligence and forensics investigation from UTICA College, currently working on his PhD in Cybersecuirty Leadership from Capitol Technology University. Yuri has been working for Microsoft since 2006 in different positions; and currently he is a Principal PM Manager for the Microsoft CxE Security managing a Team of PMs for Defender for Cloud. Yuri is also a Professor at EC-Council University, where he teaches at the Bachelor’s Degree program in Cybersecurity. Yuri has published a total of 27 books, mostly covering information security and Microsoft technologies.

Yuri also holds an MBA and many IT and security industry certifications, such as CISSP, E|CND, E|CEH, E|CSA, E|CHFI, CompTIA Security+, CySA+, Network+, CASP, CyberSec First Responder and MITRE ATT&CK Cyber Threat Intelligence. You can follow Yuri on Twitter at @yuridiogenes

Erdal Ozkaya

Dr Erdal Ozkaya is named along Top 50 Technology Leaders by IDC and CIO Online and he is known as a passionate, solutions-focused professional with a comprehensive global background within the information technology, information security, and cyber security fields.

He is committed to the delivery of accurate, accessible resources to inform individuals and organizations of cybersecurity and privacy matters in the internet age. Dr Erdal is a collaborative team leader with the key areas of his expertise spanning end-to-end IT solutions, management, communications, and innovation.

In addition, he is a well-known public speaker, an award-winning technical expert, a book author, and writer of certifications (courseware and exams) for prestigious organizations such as Microsoft, EC Council, and other expert-level vendors. Some of his recent awards are:

2022: Global Cybersecurity Leader of the year (InfoSec Awards)

Best IT Blogs by Cisco (Top 5)

DX Inspire Award

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Alumni Award Nomination by Western Sydney University

2021: Best CISO for Banking and Financial Sector

CIO Online & IDC: Top 50 Technology Leaders, Security Magazine Top CISO,

Tycoon Success Magazine, Technology Leaders to Follow

EC Council CEH Hall of Fame

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

2020: Khaleej Times “CISO Power List”,

Cybersecurity Legend by GEC Media Group,

“Superhero CISO”, by Enterprise IT

Top CISO by Security ME Magazine

2019: CISO Mag ” Hall of Fame” and Cybersecurity Influencer of the year, Microsoft Regional Director

2018: NATO Center of Excellence Award

2017: Microsoft Platinum Club (employee of the year), Security Professional of the year

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