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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 world is becoming increasingly digitized. Businesses rely on information technology to allow them to compete in the modern economy. However, each innovation brings new threats and vulnerabilities that threaten our livelihoods, our identities, and the global economy. The threats we face have never been greater than they are today.

At the same time, we are facing a historic shortage of information security professionals who will help keep us safe. In the long term, we must attract more people to our field to help secure our environments and protect the most vulnerable among us. In the short term, we must build processes that maximize the people we have and the technologies available to us to defend against capable adversaries who seek to compromise our systems and steal our valuable information.

I wrote this book to share the knowledge I've gained over the last decade I've spent helping organizations defend against cyber threats. Too often, we get caught up in technology and tactics and forget to look at the big picture of what we are trying to accomplish. We see breaches in the headlines, but we fail to understand what went wrong and identify the lessons we can learn to enable a more secure future.

I am disheartened by stories I hear of people who want to get into cybersecurity but find it difficult to get started. We are desperate for talent in our discipline, and it is critical for us to make cybersecurity more accessible. It is my hope that those who read this book will be attracted to cybersecurity as a profession and will acquire the tools necessary to understand the space holistically.

Information is among the most valuable commodities in the world today. Our ability to protect it will determine the opportunities available to future generations.