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Choose Your InfoSec Path

An Interactive Cybersecurity Adventure for Beginners

Authors: Roxon, Alexander J.

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  • Learn basic security issues and situations and how to respond to them
  • Take part in a fun, yet functional, foray into the field of information security
  • Identify the correct path in simulated security scenarios as well as understand the consequences of making the wrong choice
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About this book

Cybersecurity is a pressing issue across industries, as well as increasingly important in people’s personal lives. Learning the basic fundamentals is essential in order for companies and individuals to thrive. Although much of the literature around this hot-button topic can seem impenetrable and convoluted to a new learner, Choose Your InfoSec Path is an informative, fun, interactive cybersecurity adventure that has been written specifically with beginners in mind.

Step into the shoes of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and find out what could possibly go wrong during a breach. Author Alexander J. Roxon weaves together essential InfoSec concepts with an exciting and fast-paced storyline to make the lessons relatable and easy to understand. Determine what steps your character takes next and affect the outcome of your path. Will you emerge from the breach unscathed? With over 50 different endings, you can explore the what-ifs and experience a new path each time. A supporting glossary makes this book a resource you can return to long after your story is completed.

Crucially, the integrity of the cybersecurity concepts is maintained and all events are genuinely plausible from a technical perspective. The book includes commentary to examine key concepts and reflect on decisions. This book is for those who are interested in understanding what cybersecurity is about but without a high technical barrier of entry. Learn some of the basics of incident response, how to dampen the effects of a breach, and get the jump on the bad guys. Your journey starts now.


What You’ll Learn

  • Understand some of the basic concepts of incident response.
  • Experience how a real-life incident can go from zero to chaos very rapidly.
  • Find out how being proactive can significantly improve how information security breaches play out.
  • Discover how to dampen the effects of a breach.


Who This Book Is For

This book is for those who are interested in understanding what cybersecurity is about but without a high technical barrier of entry. People who like to laugh as well as learn.

About the authors

Alexander J. Roxon likes to take complicated subjects and problems, then make them simpler and less intimidating. Alex works for the Cyber Defense team within Accenture, helping companies implement appropriate cyber security solutions and strategies. In his spare time, he likes to contribute to the industry with things like phishing awareness blogs full of fish puns, or a deck of playing cards designed to teach people about cyber security (The Infosec Deck). Inspired by the Give Yourself Goosebumps series, he decided to write his own interactive story in an effort to make information security more accessible. He is a Systems Security Certified Professional (SSCP) and Factor Analysis Information Risk (FAIR) accredited.

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Buy this book

eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-7036-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: June 18, 2021
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-7035-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Choose Your InfoSec Path
Book Subtitle
An Interactive Cybersecurity Adventure for Beginners
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Alexander J. Roxon
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-7036-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-7036-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-7035-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 308
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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