Book Review: Modern Cybersecurity Tales From the Near-Distant Future
For those who don’t know much about the future of cybersecurity, this book is worth a look. It is written by accomplished security practitioners in the field. The book takes a unique approach to cybersecurity. It is actually a series of “short stories that can be read in any order, dependent upon your area of interest”. The results are highly informative, and this is a great read for anyone looking to learn more about how we will protect ourselves against these evolving threats.
While the subject of cybersecurity is complex, this book is ideal for readers who want to learn more about the future. Its compact series approach helps the reader see how modern cyber assets will be protected in the future. For those who are interested in how smart devices are going to be used in the future, this book can help them understand what is involved. With a nuanced view of the threats facing these smart devices, you’ll have a better understanding of how to protect yourself and your business.
The authors take a practical approach to implementing cyber-security controls. For example, developers need to read Bryan Finster’s section on “ Hardening the value stream”, where he highlights newer exploits that take advantage of “simple vulnerabilities due to insecure coding, poorly secured environment, outdated policies etc”.
Their book is an excellent foundation for a cyber-security career. It offers readers an overview of modern tools used in cyberspace, as well as suggest changes in thinking and countermeasures.
A critical part of this cyber-security book is the chapter on “Knowledge without Action is a Wasted Opportunity” by Jennifer Czaplewski (Target). She highlights the skills needed to lead successful cybersecurity teams. In particular — two sets of skills — The ability to take action with LIMITED information and balanced with the awareness that security teams should stop spamming stakeholders with mountains of data.
This all aligns perfectly with “Metrics that Matter: The Business Context of Cyber Risk Management” by Keyaan Williams. He stresses the need to present metrics that can be understood by decision makers. It helps drive effective communication between Security teams and the business units.
While this book is not solely a technical book, it is a good starting point for those who are interested in cybersecurity. Whether you’re looking to build a security culture in your company or simply learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity, this book is a great investment. It offers a solid foundation for further study in the field. You’ll be able to put it to use right away, and it will help you secure your company.
While it may be hard to imagine the future of cybersecurity, these sections aren’t far off. The authors take a look at the future of cyberspace. Remember: To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Here is the link to the book: