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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

People exploiting people

It is a sad fact that cybercriminals are in the business of exploiting people. They exploit their victims' hopes and dreams or willingness to help to install malicious software on their machines or gain access to their credentials. Then they exploit that access to steal identities or financial information or hold their victims for ransom. While technology is involved in every step, the story of cybersecurity is a human story. Cybercriminals are no different from other criminals; they use shady tactics to exploit people for their own gain. Cybersecurity, then, is the art and science of protecting people from harm.

The first element of the human story that is cybersecurity is understanding the tactics from the attacker's perspective. When people set out to exploit others in cyberspace, the following categories of techniques are most popular:

  • Social engineering techniques
  • Stealing credentials
  • Malicious software

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