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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

Securing networks and workloads – past, present, and future

Securing networks and workloads is a heading that is intentionally vague. The methods we use to transport information and who owns them have changed significantly since the early 2000s. Then, people's access to high-speed internet was mostly provided by their employer, who owned the infrastructure, the path to the internet, and the internet circuit itself. Most people either physically came into an office or used a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the network remotely. In either case, the organization owned the path to the internet and could put controls in place to monitor its use for a variety of reasons. In the modern world, most people have multiple methods of high-speed access to the internet. Home internet download speeds are often higher than the speeds at work. Most people in developed countries have high-speed internet access on their mobile phones. Many workers never come into their office, and...