Big Breaches: Cybersecurity Lessons for Everyone

New Release

March 9th, 2021

Big Breaches: Cybersecurity Lessons for Everyone just released and showcases some of the largest security breaches in history, their impact on economic, social, and political landscapes, and what was learned to prevent similar breaches in the future. The book is by former Google & Twitter security leader, Co-Director of the Stanford Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate program Neil Daswani, and is co-authored together with Moudy Elbayadi, CTO of Shutterfly.

It distills their experiences, research and analyses to offer current and aspiring CISOs, CIOs, CTOs as well as security and technology professionals in general a roadmap for recovery, providing actionable insights. As cybersecurity remains a top business concern, Big Breaches helps information security professionals navigate security strategy and members of boards of directors ask the right questions in the boardroom. The book also provides investors with a deep analysis of the areas where more cybersecurity investment is needed.

By digging into some of the most high-profile breaches in recent history and analyzing their root causes, the book offers enterprises a playbook for mitigating damage and recovering should a breach take place. This includes key attributes shared by many of the most successful security organizations, ranging from building privacy into their processes to effectively automating critical security activities.

The dangers of cybercrime are real and vast, not only for enterprises but also for the average consumer.  In fact, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization that tracks data breaches, reports that more than 11.7 billion records have been breached since 2005.  While major corporations have access to security professionals and tools, individuals, especially in a remote working environment, are facing similar threats without additional protections in place.

To any business owner or simply one of the many currently working remotely, Big Breaches provides a solid understanding of how phishing, malware, software vulnerabilities, third-party compromise and abuse, unencrypted data, and inadvertent employee mistakes have devastated businesses, and personal lives.

Big Breaches is now available from Apress!

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