Book Image

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

Protecting information

I have dedicated most of my adult life to protecting information. I believe that the exclusivity of information is the bedrock of the Western way of life. Without the ability to protect and profit from ideas, you cannot have individual freedom and entrepreneurship. Without the ability to protect a person's identity and creditworthiness, you cannot have an efficient consumer economy. Many organizations run information security programs that focus on everything except protecting information. Many security teams are so focused on systems, vulnerabilities, and threats that they forget the general premise of what they are trying to accomplish. All the people, processes, and technologies that make up an information security program should be focused on protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.

A core part of building an effective information security program is to value the information you are protecting. There is an expression...