Defensive Security Handbook

Errata for Defensive Security Handbook

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date submitted Date corrected
Page 1
Last paragraph, third line from bottom of page.

Improper link to cited (directly quoted material). Referenced link sends you to a NIST error page stating that is not a standard. Secondly in the text the name of the standard is not stated. However, since I do have familiarity with NIST pub I did do some research. The material directly quoted in the book is from NIST "Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity", Ver 1.1, April 16, 2018. Unfortunately, URLs are not allowed to be submitted here.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Link sends you to ( which nist has removed. It's now sending readers to

Gary Walters  Oct 26, 2020 
Page 6
1st full paragram

"the sales process" This needs clarification regarding what this is referring to. This is the only place where this term is mentioned as far as I can tell.

Note from the Author or Editor:
clarification added in v2

Anonymous  Feb 24, 2017 
Page 8
Table 1-1, 'installation' row

(Lucky, Cerber, and CryptoWall use the built-in Windows Cypto API to handle the encryption.)

Windows Cypto API

should be :
Windows Crypto API

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PengXu  Feb 20, 2018 
Page 62
4th paragraph

The text "permits the transmission of PCI DSS data of wireless protocols." should be "permits the transmission of PCI DSS data over wireless protocols."

s/of wireless protocols/over wireless protocols

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Dhiru Singh  Mar 13, 2018