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Cybersecurity for Executives in the Age of Cloud

Author : Teri Radichel
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With the rising cost of data breaches, executives need to understand the basics of cybersecurity so they can make strategic decisions that keep companies out of headlines and legal battles. Although top executives do not make the day-to-day technical decisions related to cybersecurity, they can direct the company from the top down to have a security mindset. As this book explains, executives can build systems and processes that track gaps and security problems while still allowing for innovation and achievement of business objectives. Many of the data breaches occurring today are the result of fundamental security problems, not crafty attacks by insidious malware. The way many companies are moving to cloud environments exacerbates these problems. However, cloud platforms can also help organizations reduce risk if organizations understand how to leverage their benefits. If and when a breach does happen, a company that has the appropriate metrics can more quickly pinpoint and correct the root cause. Over time, as organizations mature, they can fend off and identify advanced threats more effectively. The book covers cybersecurity fundamentals such as encryption, networking, data breaches, cyber-attacks, malware, viruses, incident handling, governance, risk management, security automation, vendor assessments, and cloud security. RECOMMENDATION: As a former senior military leader, I learned early on that my personal expertise of a subject was less important than my ability to ask better questions of the experts. Often, I had no expertise at all but was required to make critical high risk decisions under very tight time constraints. In this book Teri helps us understand the better questions we should be asking about our data, data systems, networks, architecture development, vendors and cybersecurity writ large and why the answers to these questions matter to our organizations bottom line as well as our personal liability. Teri writes in a conversational tone adding personal experiences that bring life and ease of understanding to an otherwise very technical, complex and sometimes overwhelming subject. Each chapter breaks down a critical component that lends to a comprehensive understanding or can be taken individually. I am not steeped in cyber, but Teri's advice and recommendations have proven critical to my own work on Boards of Directors as well as my leadership work with corporate CISOs, cybersecurity teams, and C-Suite executives. In a time-constrained world this is a worthy read. - Stephen A. Clark, Maj Gen, USAF (Ret) AUTHOR: Teri Radichel (@teriradichel) is the CEO of 2nd Sight Lab, a cloud and cybersecurity training and consulting company. She has a Master of Software Engineering, a Master of Information Security Engineering, and over 25 years of technology, security, and business experience. Her certifications include GSE, GXPN, GCIH, GPEN, GCIA, GCPM, GCCC, and GREM. SANS Institute gave her the 2017 Difference Makers Award for cybersecurity innovation. She is on the IANS (Institute for Applied Network Security) faculty and formerly taught and helped with curriculum for cloud security classes at SANS Institute. She is an AWS hero and runs the Seattle AWS Architects and Engineers Meetup which has over 3000 members. Teri was on the original Capital One cloud team helping with cloud engineering, operations, and security operations. She wrote a paper called Balancing Security and Innovation With Event Driven Automation based on lessons learned from that experience. It explains how companies can leverage automation to improve cybersecurity. She went on to help a security vendor move a product to AWS as a cloud architect and later Director of SaaS Engineering, where she led a team that implemented the concepts described in her paper. She now helps companies around the world with cloud and cyber security as a sought-after speaker, trainer, security researcher, and pentester.

Cybersecurity in the Digital Age

Author : Gregory A. Garrett
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Produced by a team of 14 cybersecurity experts from five countries, Cybersecurity in the Digital Age is ideally structured to help everyone—from the novice to the experienced professional—understand and apply both the strategic concepts as well as the tools, tactics, and techniques of cybersecurity. Among the vital areas covered by this team of highly regarded experts are: Cybersecurity for the C-suite and Board of Directors Cybersecurity risk management framework comparisons Cybersecurity identity and access management – tools & techniques Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing – tools & best practices Monitoring, detection, and response (MDR) – tools & best practices Cybersecurity in the financial services industry Cybersecurity in the healthcare services industry Cybersecurity for public sector and government contractors ISO 27001 certification – lessons learned and best practices With Cybersecurity in the Digital Age, you immediately access the tools and best practices you need to manage: Threat intelligence Cyber vulnerability Penetration testing Risk management Monitoring defense Response strategies And more! Are you prepared to defend against a cyber attack? Based entirely on real-world experience, and intended to empower you with the practical resources you need today, Cybersecurity in the Digital Age delivers: Process diagrams Charts Time-saving tables Relevant figures Lists of key actions and best practices And more! The expert authors of Cybersecurity in the Digital Age have held positions as Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Technology Risk Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Data Privacy Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. Together, they deliver proven practical guidance you can immediately implement at the highest levels.

ICCSM2014 Proceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Security Management ICCSM 2014

Author : Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
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These Proceedings are the work of researchers contributing to the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Security Management Security (ICCSM 2014), being held this year at the University of Reading, UK on the 23-24 October 2014, . The conference chair is Dr John McCarthy, Vice President, from the Cyber Security, ServiceTech, UK and the Programme Chair is Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, from the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. As organisations rush to adopt Cloud Computing at a rate faster than originally projected, it is safe to predict that, over the coming years, Cloud Computing will have major impacts, not only on the way we conduct science and research, but also on the quality of our daily human lives. Computation research, education, and business communities have been exploring the potential benefits of Cloud Computing and the changes these imply. Experts have predicted that the move to the cloud will alter significantly the content of IT jobs, with cloud clients needing fewer hands-on skills and more skills that administer and manage information. Bill Gates was recently quoted: "How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose." Cloud Computing impacts will be broad and pervasive, applying to public and private institutions alike.

Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Future Internet Environment

Author : Stojanovi?, Mirjana D.
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In today’s modernized market, many fields are utilizing internet technologies in their everyday methods of operation. The industrial sector is no different as these technological solutions have provided several benefits including reduction of costs, scalability, and efficiency improvements. Despite this, cyber security remains a crucial risk factor in industrial control systems. The same public and corporate solutions do not apply to this specific district because these security issues are more complex and intensive. Research is needed that explores new risk assessment methods and security mechanisms that professionals can apply to their modern technological procedures. Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Future Internet Environment is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on current security risks in critical infrastructure schemes with the implementation of information and communication technologies. While highlighting topics such as intrusion detection systems, forensic challenges, and smart grids, this publication explores specific security solutions within industrial sectors that have begun applying internet technologies to their current methods of operation. This book is ideally designed for researchers, system engineers, managers, networkers, IT professionals, analysts, academicians, and students seeking a better understanding of the key issues within securing industrial control systems that utilize internet technologies.

Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author : Fields, Ziska
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The prominence and growing dependency on information communication technologies in nearly every aspect of life has opened the door to threats in cyberspace. Criminal elements inside and outside organizations gain access to information that can cause financial and reputational damage. Criminals also target individuals daily with personal devices like smartphones and home security systems who are often unaware of the dangers and the privacy threats around them. The Handbook of Research on Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a critical scholarly resource that creates awareness of the severity of cyber information threats on personal, business, governmental, and societal levels. The book explores topics such as social engineering in information security, threats to cloud computing, and cybersecurity resilience during the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As a source that builds on available literature and expertise in the field of information technology and security, this publication proves useful for academicians, educationalists, policy makers, government officials, students, researchers, and business leaders and managers.

FISMA and the Risk Management Framework

Author : Stephen D. Gantz
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FISMA and the Risk Management Framework: The New Practice of Federal Cyber Security deals with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), a law that provides the framework for securing information systems and managing risk associated with information resources in federal government agencies. Comprised of 17 chapters, the book explains the FISMA legislation and its provisions, strengths and limitations, as well as the expectations and obligations of federal agencies subject to FISMA. It also discusses the processes and activities necessary to implement effective information security management following the passage of FISMA, and it describes the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Risk Management Framework. The book looks at how information assurance, risk management, and information systems security is practiced in federal government agencies; the three primary documents that make up the security authorization package: system security plan, security assessment report, and plan of action and milestones; and federal information security-management requirements and initiatives not explicitly covered by FISMA. This book will be helpful to security officers, risk managers, system owners, IT managers, contractors, consultants, service providers, and others involved in securing, managing, or overseeing federal information systems, as well as the mission functions and business processes supported by those systems. Learn how to build a robust, near real-time risk management system and comply with FISMA Discover the changes to FISMA compliance and beyond Gain your systems the authorization they need

Navigating the Digital Age

Author : Matt Aiello
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Welcome to the all-new second edition of Navigating the Digital Age. This edition brings together more than 50 leaders and visionaries from business, science, technology, government, aca¬demia, cybersecurity, and law enforce¬ment. Each has contributed an exclusive chapter designed to make us think in depth about the ramifications of this digi-tal world we are creating. Our purpose is to shed light on the vast possibilities that digital technologies present for us, with an emphasis on solving the existential challenge of cybersecurity. An important focus of the book is centered on doing business in the Digital Age-par¬ticularly around the need to foster a mu¬tual understanding between technical and non-technical executives when it comes to the existential issues surrounding cybersecurity. This book has come together in three parts. In Part 1, we focus on the future of threat and risks. Part 2 emphasizes lessons from today's world, and Part 3 is designed to help you ensure you are covered today. Each part has its own flavor and personal¬ity, reflective of its goals and purpose. Part 1 is a bit more futuristic, Part 2 a bit more experiential, and Part 3 a bit more practical. How we work together, learn from our mistakes, deliver a secure and safe digital future-those are the elements that make up the core thinking behind this book. We cannot afford to be complacent. Whether you are a leader in business, government, or education, you should be knowledgeable, diligent, and action-oriented. It is our sincerest hope that this book provides answers, ideas, and inspiration.If we fail on the cybersecurity front, we put all of our hopes and aspirations at risk. So we start this book with a simple proposition: When it comes to cybersecurity, we must succeed.

Financial Executive

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Digital Defense

Author : Joseph Pelton
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Drs. Pelton and Singh warn of the increasing risks of cybercrime and lay out a series of commonsense precautions to guard against individual security breaches. This guide clearly explains the technology at issue, the points of weakness and the best ways to proactively monitor and maintain the integrity of individual networks. Covering both the most common personal attacks of identity fraud, phishing, malware and breach of access as well as the larger threats against companies and governmental systems, the authors explain the vulnerabilities of the internet age. As more and more of life's transactions take place online, the average computer user and society at large have a lot to lose. All users can take steps to secure their information. Cybercrime is so subtle and hidden, people can ignore the threat until it is too late. Yet today about every three seconds a person is hit by some form of cyber attack out of the blue. Locking the “cyber-barn door” after a hacker has struck is way too late. Cyber security, cyber crime and cyber terrorism may seem to be intellectual crimes that don't really touch the average person, but the threat is real. Demystifying them is the most important step and this accessible explanation covers all the bases.

Cyber Blackout

Author : John A. Adams, Jr.
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With over 140 countries fielding nation-state and rouge malious cyber hacking capabilities, it is critical that we are aware of threats and vulnerabilities. Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency warned Congress regarding cyber attacks, "It's only a matter of the 'when, ' not the 'if, ' that we are going to see something dramatic." Cyber Blackout is a warning. It is a chronicle of the cyber threats of which we find ourselves at risk every day. Our power supply is vulnerable. Our food supply. Even the basics of communication. Every facet of our national security is vulnerable to cyber threats, and we are not prepared to defend them all. Cyber Blackout explains how these threats have been building since the Cold War, how they affect us now, and how they are changing the concepts of war and peace as we know them. It is essential knowledge for anyone wishing to understand safety and security in the age of the fifth domain....

Smart Technologies and Innovation for a Sustainable Future

Author : Ahmed Al-Masri
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The book presents high-quality research papers presented at the 1st AUE International research conference, AUEIRC 2017, organized by the American University in the Emirates, held on November 15th-16th, 2017 in Dubai. The book is broadly divided into three sections: Media and Smart Cities, Creative Technologies and Innovation, and Security Risks and Strategic Challenges. The areas covered under these sections are cyber-psyphology and digital forensics, cloud RAN architecture, networking functions virtualization, e-Governance and IoT semantic interoperability, ERP security, web-based application and problem-solving skills, smart technologies and advertising, smart technologies for smart cities, smart adaptable navigation systems, turbo codes for security key generation, technology advanced student learning and mobile devices, big data security and privacy, multi-channel buffer enabled technique, physiological signal acquisition in electro-oculography, blockchain and donation-based crowdfunding, smart city and framework development approach, news channel and media education, UAE foreign policy, China-GCC relations, diplomacy in the Internet age, intelligent cyber-security strategies, industry securities and strategic challenges, hybrid alliances and corporate security, security and privacy in smart cities, human computer interaction and e-learning solution, complexity of smart cities governance. The papers included in this book present insightful information on the most recent and relevant research, theories and practices in the field, which aim for a sustainable future.


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A resource for information executives, the online version of CIO offers executive programs, research centers, general discussion forums, online information technology links, and reports on information technology issues.

Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow

Author : Joseph N. Pelton
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Hackers, cyber-criminals, Dark Web users, and techno-terrorists beware! This book should make you think twice about attempting to do your dirty work in the smart cities of tomorrow. Scores of cities around the world have begun planning what are known as “smart cities.” These new or revamped urban areas use the latest technology to make the lives of residents easier and more enjoyable.They will have automated infrastructures such as the Internet of Things, “the Cloud,” automated industrial controls, electronic money, mobile and communication satellite systems, wireless texting and networking. With all of these benefits come new forms of danger, and so these cities will need many safeguards to prevent cyber criminals from wreaking havoc. This book explains the advantages of smart cities and how to design and operate one. Based on the practical experience of the authors in projects in the U.S. and overseas in Dubai, Malaysia, Brazil and India, it tells how such a city is planned and analyzes vital security concerns that must be addressed along the way. Most of us will eventually live in smart cities. What are the advantages and the latest design strategies for such ventures? What are the potential drawbacks? How will they change the lives of everyday citizens? This book offers a preview of our future and how you can help prepare yourself for the changes to come.

How to Become a Digital Leader

Author : Cathy C. Smith
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This book is intended for leaders in any industry who want to explore a new way of thinking about digital transformation to enable companies to stay competitive and appease the digital customer. If you are stuck in the pre-digital age with 1980s, 1990s, or 2000s business strategies trying to figure out what has happened in recent years that has left you behind, this book is for you. It tells you about emerging technologies: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, and Robotics. If the thought of changing your company from an "old fashioned" business model to a digital business model keeps you up at night, this informative book will ease your concerns, bring you up to speed, and give you resources on how to become a digital business leader in the digital age. You'll learn about what has changed and how to prepare for what's here now digitally and what's coming ahead digitally-in simplified language.

Threat Forecasting

Author : John Pirc
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Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and illustrative case studies, Threat Forecasting: Leveraging Big Data for Predictive Analysis discusses important topics, including the danger of using historic data as the basis for predicting future breaches, how to use security intelligence as a tool to develop threat forecasting techniques, and how to use threat data visualization techniques and threat simulation tools. Readers will gain valuable security insights into unstructured big data, along with tactics on how to use the data to their advantage to reduce risk. Presents case studies and actual data to demonstrate threat data visualization techniques and threat simulation tools Explores the usage of kill chain modelling to inform actionable security intelligence Demonstrates a methodology that can be used to create a full threat forecast analysis for enterprise networks of any size

Preventing Digital Extortion

Author : Dhanya Thakkar
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Learn the art of preventing digital extortion and securing confidential data About This Book Get acquainted with multiple cyber extortion attacks and techniques to mitigate them Learn how DDOS, Crypto Virus, and other cyber extortion techniques can infect your computers, smartphones, servers, and cloud A concise, fast-paced guide that develops your skills in protecting confidential data by leveraging widely used tools Who This Book Is For This book targets IT security managers, IT security engineers, security analysts, and professionals who are eager to avoid digital extortion for themselves or their organizations. They may have heard of such attacks but are not aware of their various types, techniques, and business impact. What You Will Learn Delve into the various types, stages, and economics of digital extortion Understand the science behind different attacks Understand the gravity of and mechanics behind ransomware and prevent and mitigate data breaches and financial losses Use effective tools to defend against ransomware Analyze attacks, the money flow, and cyber insurance processes Learn the art of preventing digital extortion and securing confidential data Get an idea of the future of extortion tactics and how technological advances will affect their development In Detail More and more cyber threats keep emerging every day, affecting organizations across the board, targeting the entire spectrum of the Internet. Digital--or cyber--extortion so far has come across as the most serious of such threats as it seeks to profit from criminal activity, akin to blackmail. Such extortion has been rising exponentially in the digital age and has become a huge illegal money-making business, affecting users and organizations ranging from small businesses to large enterprises. This is an insightful study spelling out in detail the ways and means employed by cyber criminals in targeting various devices and the multiple dangers such malicious activity embodies. Here will be found an overview of methods employed to impact and infect computers, smartphones, servers, and the IoT for cyber extortion. Then, it will move on to specific subjects in more detail, covering attacks such as DDoS-based extortion, cryptoviruses, and ransomware. You will learn how to prevent such attacks and eliminate them if you are compromised. This book will help you become a pro at securing your data and preventing your organization from paying a hefty ransom. Style and approach This step-by-step guide will start with the fundamentals of digital or cyber extortion and the various techniques used by hackers to demand ransom from an organization. It also focuses on types of ransomware and how it can infect your computer, mobile, cloud, server, and IOT. This practical guide will also explain how you can eliminate such attacks by leveraging various open source/commercial tools.

Journal of the Senate of the United States of America

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F S Index United States Annual

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The Boston Globe Index

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Business Periodicals Index

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