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The Cybersecurity Playbook for Modern Enterprises

By : Jeremy Wittkop
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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 everything, everywhere world

The modern world is very different from the world that existed even a few years ago. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work in a profound way. While it is difficult to predict exactly which changes will be permanent and which will fade away post-pandemic, it is clear to most people that a wholesale return to pre-pandemic normalcy is unlikely.

Even before the pandemic, workers were demanding more flexible work arrangements. For many years, employers had the power in employment negotiations and could dictate terms to employees. In the modern world, there are more jobs than qualified applicants to fill them in many fields. As a result, the balance of power is shifting. Employees are in a better negotiating position to demand flexible working arrangements. Even if they don't, employees who travel need access to sensitive corporate systems or information remotely. All these factors have contributed to the death of the traditional...