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The Weakest Link : Why Your Employees Might be Your Biggest Cyber Risk - Dorey

The Weakest Link

Why Your Employees Might be Your Biggest Cyber Risk

By: Dorey

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Published: 23rd November 2016
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The Weakest Link shows how information security has become the responsibility of individual employees and shows what organisations and individuals can do to protect company systems and data.

The Weakest Link looks at one of the biggest issues in cyber security: how to protect organisations from their own employees. Many cyber threats don't involve hackers using clever software to penetrate company networks; threats can often involve employees acting in ways that, accidentally or deliberately, leak information or damage assets without a hacker being involved at all. Emerging technologies and behavioural changes - driven by cloud computing and people using their own smartphones and tablets for work - are starting to make these threats more common and far more serious.

Written to help anyone understand how information security has become the responsibility of individual employees, it shows exactly what they can do to protect company systems and data. Effective solutions need to go beyond simple security awareness and show how to create a complete culture of security. Individuals can then use this learned behaviour to keep themselves digitally safe at work and in their personal lives.

About the Author

Jeremy Swinfen Green has worked in digital business for over 20 years, with a specialism in social media risk. He is a member of the Finance and Performance board of TechUK (the trade body for the UK's technology industry).

Paul Dorey has worked in the cyber-security industry for over 25 years, including senior posts at Barclays, BP and GlaxoSmithKline. He is Chairman Emeritus at the Institute of Information Security Professionals, and is a Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway College, University of London.

A thoroughly comprehensive and interesting read... offering a fascinating insight to the human factor of cyber security. The Weakest Link serves as an awareness encyclopaedia for novices and experts alike. -- Phil Cracknell * Information Security & Risk Advisor * This book is remarkable for the breadth and depth of coverage of a difficult topic that is not well understood by many businesses today. -- Professor Robert Coles * Chief Information Security Officer at GlaxoSmithKline * A comprehensive guide... It is not just a `how to' manual it is also a `how not to' manual. -- Julian David * CEO of techUK * This is a very readable introduction to the complex role of people in cyber security. A great starting point for all aspiring chief information security officers. -- Dr Debi Ashenden * University of Portsmouth *

ISBN: 9781472943026
ISBN-10: 1472943023
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 23rd November 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1