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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)
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Section 1 – Modern Security Challenges
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Section 2 – Building an Effective Program
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Section 3 – Solutions to Common Problems

Extortion

Extortion means to gain something of value using force or threats. Ransomware is an extortion tactic that threatens a person or company's access to their information. Ransomware is a specific type of malicious software that is delivered as a virus or a worm. The most successful ransomware attacks do not infect a single machine and make demands. Instead, the most successful lie dormant for a period so they can spread throughout a network. Next, they quietly begin encrypting as many files as the software can access. Only once a significant number of files have been encrypted do they notify the user, normally through a pop-up message, and demand payment.

Ransomware 2.0

Extortion through ransomware today is an attack against access to files. While it may be disruptive or distressing to lose access to important information, ransomware could be much worse in the future. The world is more connected than ever. The average person has dozens of devices in their house or...