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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

Attackers for hire

On the dark web, you can hire attackers with specialized skill sets. In fact, you could launch attacks in the modern world with little technical expertise. All the skills necessary to launch a sophisticated attack are available to lease or purchase.

Dark web forums

The dark web is a common theme throughout much of the cyber criminal's value chain. The need to hire accomplices is no different. Offensive cyber criminal experts offer their services on dark web forums. A person with little capability outside of nefarious intent could purchase everything they need to launch a cyber attack on dark web forums. An individual could purchase a list of potential victims with contact information, purchase a well-crafted phishing lure, a sophisticated piece of malicious software, and services to deliver the malicious software, collect the payment, and help victims restore their files in the case of a ransomware attack.

This cooperation and specialization among...