It's a fact: hackers and cybercriminals often target unwitting employees to unleash havoc on a company. Unlike books that explore the technical aspects and complex configurations needed to optimize an organization's security, The Cybersecurity Playbook fills a gap in the literature to offer a practical, non-technical guide for boards, executives, managers, and employees. From McAfee (the company that protects many of the largest enterprises and governments and hundreds of millions of consumer devices around the world), this book explores the step-by-step procedures, and outlines an action plan for integrating proven security habits into everyday business situations. It skillfully details a set of prescriptions that can be put into place quickly so that all employees can be part of an organization's cybersecurity agenda and help keep hackers at bay.
Drawing on the experience of the author and interviews with a wide range of company leaders and employees, The Cybersecurity Playbook provides guidance in jargon-free language for identifying weaknesses, assessing possible threats, and implementing effective policies. In addition, the book details specific strategies for personnel at every level and various functions of an organization including CEOs, employees, product developers, HR professionals, marketers, and finance professionals.
Loaded with practical prescriptions for how every employee and leader can adopt sound cybersecurity behaviors, The Cybersecurity Playbook moves this complex topic from theory to action. Some tips seem deceptively simple but can have a significant impact on success. Other suggestions require more work but are ultimately worth the effort. In addition, the book is filled with illustrative, real-world examples that go a long way to crystallize cybersecurity procedures.
The Cybersecurity Playbook is the invaluable guide to identifying security gaps, getting buy-in from the top, promoting effective daily security routines, and safeguarding vital resources. A robust cybersecurity posture is no longer simply in the hands of IT departments, but relies on the actions of every executive, manager, and employee.