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The Cybersecurity Playbook for Modern Enterprises

By : Jeremy Wittkop
Book Image

The Cybersecurity Playbook for Modern Enterprises

By: Jeremy Wittkop

Overview of this book

Security is everyone's responsibility and for any organization, the focus should be to educate their employees about the different types of security attacks and how to ensure that security is not compromised. This cybersecurity book starts by defining the modern security and regulatory landscape, helping you understand the challenges related to human behavior and how attacks take place. You'll then see how to build effective cybersecurity awareness and modern information security programs. Once you've learned about the challenges in securing a modern enterprise, the book will take you through solutions or alternative approaches to overcome those issues and explain the importance of technologies such as cloud access security brokers, identity and access management solutions, and endpoint security platforms. As you advance, you'll discover how automation plays an important role in solving some key challenges and controlling long-term costs while building a maturing program. Toward the end, you'll also find tips and tricks to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from an increasingly dangerous digital world. By the end of this book, you'll have gained a holistic understanding of cybersecurity and how it evolves to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1 – Modern Security Challenges
Section 2 – Building an Effective Program
Section 3 – Solutions to Common Problems

Too much technology with too little process

I have worked with countless companies in my career, specifically helping them with their security strategy. The majority are overfocused on technology. I have never seen any that were overly focused on process. In Chapter 6, Information Security for a Changing World, we discussed security triumvirates, including the triumvirate of people, process, and technology. A triumvirate by definition should be equal in power. However, on average based on my experience, most security programs focus 60% of their effort and budget on technology, 30% on people, and 10% on process.

There are several theories on why this may be, but mine is that it is simply easier to select a technology than it is to define a process. In a world where people in cybersecurity teams are overloaded and stressed out, the easiest solution becomes the preferred solution. This technology proliferation and accompanying neglect of process design lead to a concept known as shelfware...