Cyber Crisis: Protecting Your Business from Real Threats in the Virtual World (Hardcover)
Based on news reports, you might think there's a major cybersecurity threat every four to five months.
In reality, there's a cybersecurity attack happening every minute of every day.
Today, we live our lives--and conduct our business--online. Our data is in the cloud and in our pockets on our smartphones, shuttled over public Wi-Fi and company networks. To keep it safe, we rely on passwords and encryption and private servers, IT departments and best practices. But as you read this, there is a 70 percent chance that your data is compromised . . . you just don't know it yet.
Cybersecurity attacks have increased exponentially, but because they're stealthy and often invisible, many underplay, ignore, or simply don't realize the danger. By the time they discover a breach, most individuals and businesses have been compromised for over three years. Instead of waiting until a problem surfaces, avoiding a data disaster means acting now to prevent one.
In Cyber Crisis, Eric Cole gives readers a clear-eyed picture of the information war raging in cyberspace. Drawing on 30 years of experience--as a professional hacker for the CIA, as the Obama administration's cybersecurity commissioner, and as a consultant to clients around the globe from Bill Gates to Lockheed Martin and McAfee--Cole offers practical, actionable advice that even those with little technical background can implement, including steps to take on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to protect their businesses and themselves.
No matter who you are or where you work, cybersecurity should be a top priority. The information infrastructure we rely on in every sector of our lives--in healthcare and finance, for governments and private citizens--is both critical and vulnerable, and sooner or later, you or your company will be a target. This book is your guide to understanding the threat and putting together a proactive plan to minimize exposure and damage, and ensure the security of your business, your family, and your future
About the Author
Dr. Eric Cole has worked in cybersecurity for over 30 years, helping organizations of all shapes and sizes properly protect and secure their information. He began his career as a professional hacker with the CIA and learned that he could break into any computer that is accessible from the internet. He then used his expertise and knowledge to build companies focused on defensive solutions. Dr. Cole has done work for Lockheed Martin and McAfee and has consulted clients all around the world, including Saudi Aramco, Nouryon, electrical utility companies, nuclear reactors, financial organizations, and healthcare providers. He performs security for the Gates family and was a commissioner for President Obama, for whom Dr. Cole continues to provide security advice. Dr. Cole is a sought-after expert who has received many recognitions and has been inducted into the InfoSec Hall of Fame. He has written several books on cybersecurity, and he's often featured on many news channels including CNN, Fox, CBS, and NBC. He was one of the authors of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's cybersecurity guide, and he received a cyber wingman award from the Air Force and was pinned with his Cyber Wings forbuilding out and developing their entire cybersecurity program.