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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

The role of human behavior

By this point, it should be clear that human behavior analysis is an important part of an information security program. Most people think of human behavior analysis in terms of the detection of anomalies, but there are other ways in which behavior analysis can be used to build an effective information security program.

The first has been mentioned previously, and it is using human behavior as part of the something you are factor of authentication.

Behavior analysis for authentication

The way people interact with devices has changed significantly in the last 20 years. Before smartphone technology, people used computers to perform a function, much like a tool. After the invention of smartphones, technology has become more like a personal assistant than a tool. In fact, many people spend more quality time with their devices than they do with their own family members. I am not arguing in favor of these technology addictions or trying to downplay the...