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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 endpoints

Securing endpoints is another intentionally vague term because endpoints have changed. In the early 2000s, the only smartphone in wide use was the Blackberry, and that technology used a server that was controlled by the organization. Now, most employees have a smartphone that the organizations do not control or have visibility into. In most cases, that smartphone is at least as powerful as a laptop. An endpoint refers to any device that digitizes a user's intentions. This could be a desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, video game controller, smart refrigerator, voice-activated personal assistant, and so on. As you can see from the brief list I was able to come up with off the top of my head, there are an exploding number of endpoints. Securing them has become exceedingly difficult. Further, most organizations do not own most of the endpoints in a user's life. This presents a major problem for security.

Traditional endpoint approaches are no longer...