Earlier this month, we asked our circle of InfoSec Luminaries: "Which cybersecurity-related book, video, movie, podcast, GIF, or epic tweet can you recommend?"
Their tips make for worthwhile reads and relaxed browsing (not only) over the holidays. Enjoy!
Steve Durbin, Information Security Forum
I’m going to play safe and go with The Cyber Risk Handbook: Creating and Measuring Effective Cybersecurity Capabilities by Domenic Antonucci.
I highlight it not because I wrote one of the chapters but because it tries, and I’d say succeeds, in covering the whole range of challenges associated today with operating in cyberspace in a readable manner whilst suggesting practical approaches from a range of well known and respected contributors.
If you want to understand how to get to grips with cyber, read this book. Now! It’s also available for Prime delivery via Amazon, Kindle download and Audio download. The perfect gift!
Dr. Fred Scholl, Monarch Information Networks
WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us by Tim O'Reilly (October, 2017).
This book provides essential background on technology trends.
All organizations need to take heed... But some more than others, including law firms and corporations which house more sensitive information than any other industry.
This infographic goes through the frightening stats of cybersecurity:
Debbie Hofman, Symmetry Advisors
Podcast: Down the Security Rabbit Hole
Richard B. Caplan, LeClairRyan
It’s a bit old, but I’d recommend what is on the top of my desk now: the 2015 report from Lloyd’s titled Business Blackout: The insurance implications of a cyber attack on the US power grid. [PDF]
Benjamin Wright, Attorney
Here is my reply,
Want to be great at infosec (and life)? Get out of your echo chamber. Take time every day to educate yourself on arguments that challenge your worldview (personally and professionally). Understanding how those who disagree with you think is absolutely invaluable.— Jake Williams (@MalwareJake) December 3, 2017
Johnny Fuery, CEO MerusCase
Though it has been a number of years since its original publication, I have found the principles explored in Secrets & Lies. Digital Security in a Networked World by Bruce Schneier still resonate to this day and age.
The book has helped inform Merus’ business philosophy, as well as a number of our blog posts. Cyber security is continually becoming more important as more of our most sensitive information is stored online. It is every individual’s (and business’s) responsibility to stay aware and vigilant.