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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

Stealing information

Information theft falls into two categories. The first is regulated information such as Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII), while financial information such as credit card numbers is often targeted by criminals to make a profit. The second is intellectual property, which is often targeted by more sophisticated actors. While some elements of the attack are the same between malicious software attacks and information theft attacks, elements are necessarily different.

When performing an extortion attack, the target is indiscriminate. It doesn't matter what the information is if it is important to the victim. When stealing information, the information must be targeted, either as information that is valuable in a dark web marketplace, or information that is valuable to the attacker. As a result, the first step is for the attacker to identify what information they may want to target and who has the information they...