Why “The First” Book?
Computer security books tend to come in two forms: deeply technical works aimed at practitioners who are looking to improve existing or acquire new skills, and ponderous policy-oriented tomes targeted towards wonks. Large organizations have the motivation and budget to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to build a security program and implement security technologies, and security companies are more than happy to sell to such “enterprise” customers. But SMBs – the largest segment of the economy – is woefully underserved in this area. Solutions aren’t designed for them, nobody wants to sell to them, and experts generally do a terrible job explaining why company leadership should care. This book is an attempt to address these woes.
Clear and supportable arguments as to why SMBs of all types need to worry about security as much as any Fortune 500 company.
An explanation of the threat, in clear, plain English.
Approches and solutions designed to address the threat and reduce risk that cost nothing, or at worst a few dollars/employee/year.
As the name implies, this is the starting point for SMBs. Cybersecurity is a complicated issue that will only grow larger and more complicated as time goes on and technology becomes more pervasive in our lives. The goal is to get you started off on the right foot, and to provide you with the resources and guidance you need to grow apace.
What The Book Covers
WHY YOU’RE A TARGET
Just because you’re not a bank doesn’t mean you’re not a target. Today, anyone with a computer of any type (PC, laptop, tablet, mobile phone) has a target on their backs because the bad guys don’t necessarily need data – just processing power – to find you attractive.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURE
Culture, it has been said, eats strategy for breakfast. Lofty proclomations and rising budgets won’t improve your cybersecurity posture like a shift in the mindset of your leadership team and employees.
THE MOST ECONOMICAL SOLUTIONS TO MAJOR PROBLEMS
Wall Street banks, defense contractors, and technology companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on security technology and talent. You don’t have to spend a dime to reduce risk and counter the same types of threats.
WHY LESS IS BETTER
Today computer processing power, memory, and Internet connectivity are relatively cheap. We don’t think twice about saving gigabytes if not terabytes of data. But all that data is a liability.
THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS
Some of the biggest hacks and data breaches were carried out by exploiting a trusted relationship. When things go sideways you’re going to need trusted advisors and service providers to save the day. Who can you trust?
And much, much more…
Buy The Book
The First Cybersecurity Book Your Company Will Ever Need is available in both paperback and Kindle format at Amazon.com. Don’t own a Kindle? That’s OK, Amazon has a cloud-based reader that let’s you read Kindle books in your web browser.