George Finney is the author of 5 cybersecurity books, including Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future, launching on October 20th, 2020. Reserve your copy today!
Well Aware offers a timely take on the leadership issues that businesses face when it comes to the threat of hacking. Finney argues that cybersecurity is not a technology problem; it s a people problem. Cybersecurity should be understood as a series of nine habits that should be mastered literacy, skepticism, vigilance, secrecy, culture, diligence, community, mirroring, and deception drawn from knowledge the author has acquired during two decades of experience in cybersecurity. By implementing these habits and changing our behaviors, we can combat most security problems.
This book examines our security challenges using lessons learned from psychology, neuroscience, history, and economics. Business leaders will learn to harness effective cybersecurity techniques in their businesses as well as their everyday lives.
No More Magic Wands
In No More Magic Wands, author and cybersecurity expert, George Finney, takes an extremely unique approach to educating the masses on this critical topic. Magical elves, enchanted forests, talking forest animals, leprechauns and astronauts soon give way to discussions about firewalls. The underlying point that Finney tries to make is strong, and relevant to readers’ needs. There are excellent summaries at the end of each chapter, with the key takeaways that can be applied to your own company and behaviors regarding cybersecurity, breaches, and the appropriate responses to such infringements on privacy.
Within today’s technology landscape hides a diverse array of security threats and weaknesses; from fileless malware, to ransomware, to zero-day vulnerabilities. Malicious actors use these to strike at sensitive data, often with little resistance. Security teams must arm themselves with the tools and knowledge necessary to understand their adversaries’ tactics and stop an attack before it occurs. This book explores a necessary shift in defensive strategies to take a proactive approach to endpoint security.
What Boards Need to Know About Cybersecurity
In the digital age, higher education institutions must guard against a complex array of risks, from data breaches to ransomware attacks. Designed specifically for members of college and university governing boards and to strengthen board capacity for effective oversight in this increasingly important area, this publication provides a basic overview of cybersecurity threats facing higher education institutions and what can be done to guard against them. It addresses the development of a cybersecurity strategy, regulatory compliance, incident response, and risk management.