This entry is the first of what will be many posts on our upcoming book, Cybersecurity Risk Management: Mastering the Fundamentals Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. It serves as the …
About the Book
This book provides the essential steps to applying the concepts of cybersecurity risk management. In lively and clear language, the book delivers practical applications for the most important cybersecurity risk management framework available today, the Framework for Improving Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure produced by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
As information security becomes a dominant determinant of the failure or success of all digitally connected systems, it has become increasingly imperative to stay ahead of the curve in securing those systems to outpace criminals, nation-states and all manner of bad actors. Cybersecurity risk management principles and practices are therefore crucial to ensuring a secure future for all digital connected enterprises, governments and educational institutions. Initially released in February 2014 and updated once since then, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework has become the gold standard for managing cybersecurity risks for governments and businesses throughout the world.
Cybersecurity Risk Management is a much-needed resource for technical professionals because it provides an expert yet easy-to-grasp overview of the conceptual and practical steps required for securing organizations in the 21st Century. Readers will not only be better equipped to manage risks and ward off threats – as well as remediate them when they materialize – but will also gain a useful reference book to rely upon in communicating these vital topics with organization employees and decision-makers. Non-technical professionals will find the book to be an invaluable resource for understanding the complex tasks and challenges security teams face.