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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

Stop publishing your information!

Most people do not understand how valuable information about them can be. One of the practices that makes me cringe most is posts that say something to the effect of Your rock star name is your favorite color and the street you grew up on. When you post your rock star name, you have given away valuable information about yourself that may be used to steal your online identity. There are countless examples of surveys, quizzes, and similar posts that may be innocuous but could just as easily be used to harvest information about people on social media.

The reality is if you live in a developed nation there are many databases that contain information about you. Some are maintained by nation states such as China or Russia, and some are maintained by bad actors who will sell their aggregated data to the highest bidder on the dark web for a variety of purposes. While it is impossible to ensure you don't exist in these databases, you can take steps...