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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Protecting People, Information, and Systems – a Growing Problem, introduces you to the modern cybersecurity landscape and provides examples of the problems we are facing.

Chapter 2, The Human Side of Cybersecurity, introduces the roles humans play in cybersecurity, on both the attacker and the defender sides. Cybersecurity is about people attacking people. While cybersecurity is new, the dynamics are as old as humanity itself.

Chapter 3, Anatomy of an Attack, introduces different attack types and how they typically happen. We will explore common techniques and what the attacker must accomplish to be successful.

Chapter 4, Protecting People, Information, and Systems with Timeless Best Practices, discusses how while many measures and countermeasures change with technology, some best practices are timeless and effective. We will explore these timeless best practices, which are rarely implemented effectively and could limit the damage caused by the majority of breaches.

Chapter 5, Protecting against Common Attacks by Partnering with End Users, discusses how people often think of security as the domain of a small team inside an environment. The best security programs partner with end users as the first and last lines of defense.

Chapter 6, Information Security for a Changing World, discusses how the pace of change is both faster than it has ever been and the slowest it will ever be. Change is the only constant, and it is accelerating. Future-proofing a security program requires a conceptual understanding of objectives that transcends technology.

Chapter 7, Difficulty Securing the Modern Enterprise (With Solutions!), looks at how there are a number of current challenges in the cybersecurity space with no easy answers. This chapter will talk about those challenges and provide recommendations for how you can solve them.

Chapter 8, Harnessing Automation Opportunities, discusses automation and how automation will not solve all of the problems associated with cybersecurity today. However, effective programs will find ways to use automation where appropriate to make people more effective.

Chapter 9, Cybersecurity at Home, looks at how, as the world is not just more dangerous for businesses, cybersecurity knowledge can also protect those who matter most to us at home.