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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

Protecting children and teaching them about online safety

One of the topics I am most passionate about is protecting our children online. When I reflect on my childhood, I was able to come of age at a time where privacy still existed. I made mistakes as many children do, but my mistakes were not forever recorded on a social media server in a data center. The current generation of children does not have that luxury. Furthermore, they are subjected to unrealistic expectations of their appearance and accomplishments driven by social media, which can lead to them being bullied anonymously and constantly being reminded that they aren't good-looking enough or successful enough. Social media has connected people and done some good for society at large. However, there are few inventions in human history that have damaged the mental health of our children more than social media.

In my opinion, it is unlikely to be effective to forbid our children from using social media. Instead, we...