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Facing Cyber Threats Head On


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1: The World is Introduced to Cyber Security 2: The Evolution of Security and the Emergence of Cyber Security 3: How We Got Here: A Brief History of the Internet 4: Why is Cyber So Big? - The Technology Curve 5: Anatomy of an Attack 6: Businesses - Different Risks for Different Businesses 7: Priority Triangle 8: Creating Strong Defenses Against Cyber Attacks 9: Personal Security - How Big Are The Risks? 10: Personal Approach - What Individuals Can Do To Protect Themselves 11: Cyber Security is a People Problem, not a Technology Problem 12: Facing Cyber Security Head On

About the Author

Brian Minick is the Co-Founder and CEO of Morphick Cyber Security. Brian brings over 15 years of diverse information technology and cyber security leadership and experience. Before founding Morphick, he held the title of Chief Information Security Officer at General Electric's Aviation, Energy and Transportation businesses where he was responsible for developing and implementing advanced cyber-security strategies. His approach was integral to protecting the strategy, growth and resources of a multi-billion-dollar, worldwide corporation. Brian has also consulted with the White House and State Department on cyber policy relating to the protection of American intellectual property. He has also consulted with the DoD, CIO of the Pentagon, and members of the NSA on best practices, tools and techniques for cyber attack detection and deterrence. In addition, he led efforts to implement protocols for mitigating advanced persistent threats for an organization of more than 135,000 employees worldwide.


Ever wonder why the number of breaches continues to rise even though companies are now spending millions in cyber security? It is a chilling fact that most targeted attackers already know their cyber tactics will go undetected by all commercial security platforms. So what is a defender to do? Brian Minick's book Facing Cyber Threats Head On: Protecting Yourself and Your Business gets to the heart of this dilemma and provides a roadmap to success by changing how we think about cyber security. Minick provides real-world insight from his experience successfully defending the largest and most complex companies against the most advanced attacks the world has ever seen. A must read for all CIOs and executives responsible for implementing a successful cyber security program in any size company. -- Robert Schuetter, Chief Security Director, Ashland Inc.
A must read for "C-Level" executives as well as Corporate Board members. Brian Minick offers up some very clear insights into what is happening behind the digital walls in cybersecurity, and important guidance to the CIO and others on how to understand the motives, and respond to threats that are happening. This book is a must read! -- John M. Seral, Former CIO of five major GE businesses, IT Operating Advisor - Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Every senior executive and board member of a publicly traded company should make Facing Cyber Threats Head On a must read. Brian Minick has done a service to the security industry by explaining complex security topics in an easy to read fashion. You will love the metaphors while comparing where the "bear" is relative to your organization. -- Brian Lawhorn, The Kroger Co., Corporate Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

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