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Book Summary: Simple packet filters are becoming a thing of the past. Even the open-source domain is moving towards Next-Generation Firewalls. And OPNsense is a top player when it comes to intrusion detection, application control, web filtering, and anti-virus. No network is too insignificant to be spared by an attacker. Even home networks, washing machines, and smartwatches are threatened and require a secure environment. Firewalls are a component of the security concept. They protect against known and new threats to computers and networks. A firewall offers the highest level of protection if its functions are known, its operation is simple, and it is ideally positioned in the surrounding infrastructure. OPNsense accepts the challenge and meets these criteria in different ways. This book is the ideal companion for understanding, installing and setting up an OPNsense firewall. Each chapter explains a real-world situation, describes the theoretical fundamentals, and presents a laboratory experiment for better understanding. Finally, it offers a solution using OPNsense methods and knowledge from a technical background. The chapters are mostly independent of each other, but presented with increasing levels of proficiency. Thus, the topics dealt with are appropriate for beginners to professionals.
Book Summary: Explore everything you need to know to set up secure remote access, harden your firewall deployment, and protect against phishing Key FeaturesLearn the ins and outs of log forwarding and troubleshooting issuesSet up GlobalProtect satellite connections, configure site-to-site VPNs, and troubleshoot LSVPN issuesGain an in-depth understanding of user credential detection to prevent data leaks Book Description This book builds on the content found in Mastering Palo Alto Networks, focusing on the different methods of establishing remote connectivity, automating log actions, and protecting against phishing attacks through user credential detection. Complete with step-by-step instructions, practical examples, and troubleshooting tips, you will gain a solid understanding of how to configure and deploy Palo Alto Networks remote access products. As you advance, you will learn how to design, deploy, and troubleshoot large-scale end-to-end user VPNs. Later, you will explore new features and discover how to incorporate them into your environment. By the end of this Palo Alto Networks book, you will have mastered the skills needed to design and configure SASE-compliant remote connectivity and prevent credential theft with credential detection. What you will learnUnderstand how log forwarding is configured on the firewallFocus on effectively enabling remote accessExplore alternative ways for connecting users and remote networksProtect against phishing with credential detectionUnderstand how to troubleshoot complex issues confidentlyStrengthen the security posture of your firewallsWho this book is for This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about remote access for users and remote locations by using GlobalProtect and Prisma access and by deploying Large Scale VPN. Basic knowledge of Palo Alto Networks, network protocols, and network design will be helpful, which is why reading Mastering Palo Alto Networks is recommended first to help you make the most of this book.
Book Summary: A practical, example-driven guide to configuring even the most advanced features of pfSense 2.x Key FeaturesBuild a high-availability fault-tolerant security system with pfSense 2.xLeverage the latest version of pfSense to secure your cloud environmentA recipe-based guide that will help you enhance your on-premise and cloud security principlesBook Description pfSense is an open source distribution of the FreeBSD-based firewall that provides a platform for flexible and powerful routing and firewalling. The versatility of pfSense presents us with a wide array of configuration options, which makes determining requirements a little more difficult and a lot more important compared to other offerings. pfSense 2.x Cookbook – Second Edition starts by providing you with an understanding of how to complete the basic steps needed to render a pfSense firewall operational. It starts by showing you how to set up different forms of NAT entries and firewall rules and use aliases and scheduling in firewall rules. Moving on, you will learn how to implement a captive portal set up in different ways (no authentication, user manager authentication, and RADIUS authentication), as well as NTP and SNMP configuration. You will then learn how to set up a VPN tunnel with pfSense. The book then focuses on setting up traffic shaping with pfSense, using either the built-in traffic shaping wizard, custom floating rules, or Snort. Toward the end, you will set up multiple WAN interfaces, load balancing and failover groups, and a CARP failover group. You will also learn how to bridge interfaces, add static routing entries, and use dynamic routing protocols via third-party packages. What you will learnConfigure the essential pfSense services (namely, DHCP, DNS, and DDNS)Create aliases, firewall rules, NAT port-forward rules, and rule schedulesCreate multiple WAN interfaces in load-balanced or failover configurationsConfigure firewall redundancy with a CARP firewall failoverConfigure backup/restoration and automatic configuration-file backupConfigure some services and perform diagnostics with command-line utilitiesWho this book is for This book is intended for all levels of network administrators. If you are an advanced user of pfSense, then you can flip to a particular recipe and quickly accomplish the task at hand; if you are new to pfSense, on the other hand, you can work through the book chapter by chapter and learn all of the features of the system from the ground up.
Book Summary: Install, Configure and Setup different connections with pfSense Key Features Build firewall and routing solutions with PfSense. Learn how to create captive portals, how to connect Pfsense to your https environment and so on. Practical approach towards building firewall solutions for your organization Book Description As computer networks become ubiquitous, it has become increasingly important to both secure and optimize our networks. pfSense, an open-source router/firewall, provides an easy, cost-effective way of achieving this – and this book explains how to install and configure pfSense in such a way that even a networking beginner can successfully deploy and use pfSense. This book begins by covering networking fundamentals, deployment scenarios, and hardware sizing guidelines, as well as how to install pfSense. The book then covers configuration of basic services such as DHCP, DNS, and captive portal and VLAN configuration. Careful consideration is given to the core firewall functionality of pfSense, and how to set up firewall rules and traffic shaping. Finally, the book covers the basics of VPNs, multi-WAN setups, routing and bridging, and how to perform diagnostics and troubleshooting on a network. What you will learn Install pfSense Configure additional interfaces, and enable and configure DHCP Understand Captive portal Understand firewalls and NAT, and traffic shaping Learn in detail about VPNs Understand Multi-WAN Learn about routing and bridging in detail Understand the basics of diagnostics and troubleshooting networks Who this book is for This book is towards any network security professionals who want to get introduced to the world of firewalls and network configurations using Pfsense. No knowledge of PfSense is required
Book Summary: Get to grips with cyber threat intelligence and data-driven threat hunting while exploring expert tips and techniques Key FeaturesSet up an environment to centralize all data in an Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK) server that enables threat huntingCarry out atomic hunts to start the threat hunting process and understand the environmentPerform advanced hunting using MITRE ATT&CK Evals emulations and Mordor datasetsBook Description Threat hunting (TH) provides cybersecurity analysts and enterprises with the opportunity to proactively defend themselves by getting ahead of threats before they can cause major damage to their business. This book is not only an introduction for those who don't know much about the cyber threat intelligence (CTI) and TH world, but also a guide for those with more advanced knowledge of other cybersecurity fields who are looking to implement a TH program from scratch. You will start by exploring what threat intelligence is and how it can be used to detect and prevent cyber threats. As you progress, you'll learn how to collect data, along with understanding it by developing data models. The book will also show you how to set up an environment for TH using open source tools. Later, you will focus on how to plan a hunt with practical examples, before going on to explore the MITRE ATT&CK framework. By the end of this book, you'll have the skills you need to be able to carry out effective hunts in your own environment. What you will learnUnderstand what CTI is, its key concepts, and how it is useful for preventing threats and protecting your organizationExplore the different stages of the TH processModel the data collected and understand how to document the findingsSimulate threat actor activity in a lab environmentUse the information collected to detect breaches and validate the results of your queriesUse documentation and strategies to communicate processes to senior management and the wider businessWho this book is for If you are looking to start out in the cyber intelligence and threat hunting domains and want to know more about how to implement a threat hunting division with open-source tools, then this cyber threat intelligence book is for you.
Book Summary: Implement a vendor-neutral and multi-cloud cybersecurity and risk mitigation framework with advice from seasoned threat hunting pros In Threat Hunting in the Cloud: Defending AWS, Azure and Other Cloud Platforms Against Cyberattacks, celebrated cybersecurity professionals and authors Chris Peiris, Binil Pillai, and Abbas Kudrati leverage their decades of experience building large scale cyber fusion centers to deliver the ideal threat hunting resource for both business and technical audiences. You'll find insightful analyses of cloud platform security tools and, using the industry leading MITRE ATT&CK framework, discussions of the most common threat vectors. You'll discover how to build a side-by-side cybersecurity fusion center on both Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services and deliver a multi-cloud strategy for enterprise customers. And you will find out how to create a vendor-neutral environment with rapid disaster recovery capability for maximum risk mitigation. With this book you'll learn: Key business and technical drivers of cybersecurity threat hunting frameworks in today's technological environment Metrics available to assess threat hunting effectiveness regardless of an organization's size How threat hunting works with vendor-specific single cloud security offerings and on multi-cloud implementations A detailed analysis of key threat vectors such as email phishing, ransomware and nation state attacks Comprehensive AWS and Azure "how to" solutions through the lens of MITRE Threat Hunting Framework Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) Azure and AWS risk mitigation strategies to combat key TTPs such as privilege escalation, credential theft, lateral movement, defend against command & control systems, and prevent data exfiltration Tools available on both the Azure and AWS cloud platforms which provide automated responses to attacks, and orchestrate preventative measures and recovery strategies Many critical components for successful adoption of multi-cloud threat hunting framework such as Threat Hunting Maturity Model, Zero Trust Computing, Human Elements of Threat Hunting, Integration of Threat Hunting with Security Operation Centers (SOCs) and Cyber Fusion Centers The Future of Threat Hunting with the advances in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing and the proliferation of IoT devices. Perfect for technical executives (i.e., CTO, CISO), technical managers, architects, system admins and consultants with hands-on responsibility for cloud platforms, Threat Hunting in the Cloud is also an indispensable guide for business executives (i.e., CFO, COO CEO, board members) and managers who need to understand their organization's cybersecurity risk framework and mitigation strategy.
Book Summary: Juniper Networks Secure Access SSL VPN appliances provide a complete range of remote access appliances for the smallest companies up to the largest service providers. This comprehensive configuration guide will allow system administrators and security professionals to configure these appliances to allow remote and mobile access for employees. If you manage and secure a larger enterprise, this book will help you to provide remote and/or extranet access for employees, partners, and customers from a single platform. Configure Juniper’s Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) Install and set up IVE through either the command line interface (CLI) or Web-based console Master the "3 Rs": Realms, Roles, and Resources Realize the potential of the "3Rs" for endpoint security, sign-in policies, and authorization of servers Get Inside both the Windows and Java Versions of Secure Application Manager (SAM) Learn to implement SAM, manage the end-user experience, and troubleshoot SAM in the field Integrate IVE with Terminal Services and Citrix Enable terminal services proxy and configure role options, configure Citrix using a custom ICA, configure terminal services resource policies and profiles, and configure terminal services and Citrix using a hosted Java applet Ensure Endpoint Security Use Host Checker, Cache Cleaner, Secure Virtual Workspace, and IVE/IDP integration to secure your network Manage the Remote Access Needs of Your Organization Configure Web access, file access and telnet/SSH access for remote users and offices Configure Core Networking Components through the System Menu Create clusters, manage virtual systems, and monitor logs, reports, and alerts Create Bullet-Proof Sign-in Policies Create standard and custom sign-in pages for both user and administrator access and Secure Meeting pages Use the IVE for Log-Related Tasks Perform log filtering, log management, syslog exporting, SNMP management, and system resource monitoring and reporting.