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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

Defining automation opportunities

Automation offers the potential to lower operational costs while limiting human error and improving response times. However, not everything can be automated, and many organizations lack the processes necessary to identify automation opportunities. Too often, teams focus on solving large, complex problems rather than automating the mundane, repetitive tasks that are not only easier to automate, but also the most taxing on skilled resources. Human beings are very good at understanding context and behaviors. We are not good at consistently performing repetitive tasks with minimal errors and maximum efficiency. Machines are very good at recognizing patterns and performing repetitive tasks with minimal errors. Not everything a human being does is easily automated, but there are tasks that machines are better at than humans. These are ideal automation opportunities. The challenge with automation is finding the right problems to solve with the technology...