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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

System disruption or destruction

Attacks against the integrity of systems are rarely focused on economic benefit for the attacker. Instead, the attacks are focused on harming the victim. As a result, these types of attacks are often the domain of hacktivists, terrorists, and nation states. These attacks are designed to deface or destroy systems.

The first type of attack is an attack on critical infrastructure.

Attacks on critical infrastructure

Many people believe attacks on truly critical infrastructure are the worst-case scenario. It could be argued that the Colonial Pipeline attack was the closest to a critical infrastructure attack we have seen in the United States. However, there have been large-scale critical infrastructure attacks in other parts of the world. The Colonial Pipeline attack was a ransomware attack. Attacks on critical infrastructure that are designed to cause damage rather than to compel a company to pay a ransom can be far more destructive. A very good...