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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

Making your people your partners

Training people about the dangers of cybercrime or the best practices associated with security could be meaningful but including a call to action and engaging users as part of the solution helps make people true partners in cybersecurity. The first step in making employees partners is to encourage them to get off the sidelines and get actively involved in the defense of the organization.

Making people active participants

People like to play games and engage in friendly competition. Cybersecurity simulations offer a great opportunity to reinforce training while gamifying the process to make what has historically been mundane training into something people enjoy and look forward to. Creating a friendly competition between groups that has prizes a department can win can also be a fun way to drive engagement.

Training that calls people to take action when they see something happening offers the opportunity to simulate those types of events and...