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Ensure Your Cyber Safety – Essential Reads

Due to the misuse of data and the rise in cyber-attacks, ethical hacking, network security, and cybersecurity have also been on the rise as many organizations rely on them to stay safe and secure. The need to have your data protected has become very prominent as cyber threats evolve on a worldwide scale, therefore, every organization must take adequate precautions to protect its sensitive data.

Understanding how to create a secure environment for its users against any malicious activity has become most organization’s highest priority. Exploiting your organizations vulnerabilities through a process of evaluating a system for potential security breaches or data threats, in order to fix any vulnerabilities prior to cyber-attacks is highly important. Get a better understanding on staying protected through the books listed below:

Internet of Things: What You Need to Know About IoT, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Business Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Our Future by Neil Wilkins

With an excellent coverage on IoT and a thorough explanation, this book also covers topics such as; ethical hacking, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, big data, business intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and much more. With the growth of internets usage this book presents an understanding of where our future is going and how to be prepared for it.

It covers concepts and methods powering the most aspiring technological concepts of our century, the Internet of Things (IoT), meanwhile elaborating on gadgets and tools to use to stay better prepared for the future of the internet. A well-written and knowledge-based reference book for anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge on IoT and relevant technologies.

Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies 2nd Edition by Yuri Diogenes and Erdal Ozkaya

This book delves into recent trends in threats and cyber defense, with great information included on various recent or growing technologies such as; Zero Trust, Cloud Security, Cyber Kill Chain, identifying types of cyber-attacks, and much more. It offers an understanding of how cyber-criminals gain access to organizations and provides a framework of how organizations could protect themselves with cybersecurity defense strategies that are well laid out and easy to follow.

A highly informative book for a wide range of audiences, from those who are new to cybersecurity to experts who want to self-review. For those new to the security field, this book provides an understanding that is required to define strategies, implement procedures, and refine the tools at your disposal to impact the security posture of your organization, whereas, for senior executives, a high-level holistic view of what the current threat landscape looks like is provided. With no shortage of case studies of real-world occurrences, cybersecurity specialists can use this book as a manual to improve their organization’s security posture through the methods explained.

Advanced Penetration Testing: Hacking the World’s Most Secure Networks by Wil Allsopp

Nowadays threats are organized, professionally run, and for-profit. All types of organizations and institutions, from financial institutions, health care organizations, law enforcement, government agencies, to other high-value targets, need to reinforce their IT infrastructure and human resources against advanced targeted attacks from motivated professionals. This book incorporates social engineering, programming, and vulnerability activities into a multidisciplinary method for targeting and compromising high-security environments.

The author portrays highly advanced topics and indepth understanding of penetration testing through each chapter about sample hacking scenarios, with each chapter exploring different hacking methods in various environments with real-world examples of hacking networks. Commonly penetration testing involves low-level hackers attacking a system with a list of known vulnerabilities, and defenders preventing those hacks using an equally well-known list of defensive scans. The hackers’ professionality of today’s threats operate at a much more complex level and this book shows you ways to defend your high-security network.

How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk by Douglas W. Hubbard and Richard Seiersen

In this book, Hubbard lays out the foundation for decision-making and strategy within cybersecurity through a solid approach to quantitative risk analysis. Using examples and common tools, he shows how to apply probability concepts easily to solve questions that many businesses face today regarding cybersecurity. By presenting a clear framework for non-mathematicians to become statistically literate, this book debunks common misconceptions and allows readers to move beyond qualitative “spotlight charts” into quantifiable probabilities.

Presenting a whole new approach to measurement, the author opened the business world’s eyes to the critical need for a better measurement system, besides the common; Low, Medium, and High measurements used in cybersecurity. An insightful read, How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk motivates organizations to do a closer examination of its own risk management practices in the context of cybersecurity. The aim is to airtight data protection and ensure your organization’s safety, prior to any malicious attacks.

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