Building an Effective Cybersecurity Program, 2nd Edition

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Rothstein Publishing, Oct 22, 2019 - Business & Economics - 406 pages
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Security practitioners now have a comprehensive blueprint to build their cybersecurity programs. Building an Effective Cybersecurity Program (2nd Edition) instructs security architects, security managers, and security engineers how to properly construct effective cybersecurity programs using contemporary architectures, frameworks, and models.

This comprehensive book is the result of the author’s professional experience and involvement in designing and deploying hundreds of cybersecurity programs. The extensive content includes: Recommended design approaches, Program structure, Cybersecurity technologies, Governance Policies, Vulnerability, Threat and intelligence capabilities, Risk management, Defense-in-depth, DevSecOps, Service management, …and much more!

The book is presented as a practical roadmap detailing each step required for you to build your effective cybersecurity program. It also provides many design templates to assist in program builds and all chapters include self-study questions to gauge your progress.</p> <p>With this new 2nd edition of this handbook, you can move forward confidently, trusting that Schreider is recommending the best components of a cybersecurity program for you. In addition, the book provides hundreds of citations and references allow you to dig deeper as you explore specific topics relevant to your organization or your studies.

Whether you are a new manager or current manager involved in your organization’s cybersecurity program, this book will answer many questions you have on what is involved in building a program. You will be able to get up to speed quickly on program development practices and have a roadmap to follow in building or improving your organization’s cybersecurity program.

If you are new to cybersecurity in the short period of time it will take you to read this book, you can be the smartest person in the room grasping the complexities of your organization’s cybersecurity program. If you are a manager already involved in your organization’s cybersecurity program, you have much to gain from reading this book. This book will become your go to field manual guiding or affirming your program decisions.


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Designing a Cybersecurity Program
Establishing a Foundation of Governance
Building a Cyber Threat Vulnerability Detection and Intelligence Capability
Building a Cyber Risk Management Capability
Implementing a DefenseinDepth Strategy
Applying Service Management to Cybersecurity Programs
Cybersecurity Program Design Toolkit
Useful Checklists and Information
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Tari Schreider, C|CISO, CRISC, ITILŪ Foundation, MCRP, SSCP is a distinguished technologist and nationally known expert in the fields of cybersecurity, risk management, and disaster recovery. He was formerly Chief Security Architect at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and National Practice Director for Security and Disaster Recovery at Sprint E|Solutions. Schreider is an instructor for EC-Council where he teaches advanced CISO certification and risk management courses. Schreider has designed and implemented complex cybersecurity programs including a red team penetration testing program for one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, an NERC CIP compliance program for one of Canada’s largest electric utility companies, an integrated security control management program for one of the largest 911 systems in the US and designed a cybersecurity service architecture for one of the largest retailers in the US. He has advised organizations worldwide including Brazil, China, India and South Africa on how to improve their cybersecurity programs. Schreider implemented a virtual Security Operations Center network with vSOCs located in the US, Brazil, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the US. He was also responsible for creating the first Information Sharing and Analysis Center in collaboration with the Information Technology Association of America (IT-ISCA). His earliest disaster recovery experiences included assisting companies affected during the 1992 Los Angeles riots and 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His most unique experience came during the Gulf War helping a New York financial institution recover after becoming separated from its data center in Kuwait. Schreider has appeared on ABC News, CNN, CNBC, NPR, and has had numerous articles printed in security and business magazines, including Business Week, New York Times, SC Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and many others. He is the author of The Manager’s Guide to Cybersecurity Law (Rothstein Publishing, 2017) and is a co-author of the US patent Method for Analyzing Risk.

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