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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


After reading this chapter, you should be more familiar with the types of threat actors that exist, and the ways that common attacks happen. You should also be aware of the dark web and how any attacker can gain sophistication through the dark web marketplace. Through our example cases, we explored how the different types of attacks can cause catastrophic damage both intentionally and through collateral damage.

In the next chapter, we will begin to discuss how an organization can protect itself. First, we will discuss some very well-known best practices that are rarely deployed. Most do not require advanced technologies, but they do require effort and thought. These often-ignored best practices can greatly decrease the likelihood of a successful attack and mitigate the damage caused, should such attacks occur.