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Cybersecurity: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Cybersecurity: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Cybersecurity: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Cybersecurity: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review


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No data is completely safe.

Cyberattacks on companies and individuals are on the rise and growing not only in number but also in ferocity. And while you may think your company has taken all the precautionary steps to prevent an attack, no individual, company, or country is safe. Cybersecurity can no longer be left exclusively to IT specialists. Improving and increasing data security practices and identifying suspicious activity is everyone's responsibility, from the boardroom to the break room.

Cybersecurity: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review brings you today's most essential thinking on cybersecurity, from outlining the challenges to exploring the solutions, and provides you with the critical information you need to prepare your company for the inevitable hack. The lessons in this book will help you get everyone in your organization on the same page when it comes to protecting your most valuable assets.

Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind?
Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633697874
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Series: HBR Insights Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,128,583
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents


We're All in This Now xi

Cybersecurity isn't just for techno-futurists Alex Blau

1 Internet Insecurity 1

If your mission-critical systems are digital and connected, they can never be made fully safe Andy Bochman

2 Security Trends by the Numbers 23

The good news is that companies are stopping more attacks than ever. You can probably guess the bad news Scott Berinato Matt Perry

3 Why Boards Aren't Dealing with Cyberthreats 39

Because they're too busy focusing on areas they have expertise in, such as retaining talent and monitoring the regulatory environment J. Yo-Jud Cheng Boris Groysberg

4 The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity 49

Leaders need to stop thinking about cybersecurity as a problem that can be solved Alex Blau

5 Why the Entire C-Suite Needs to Use the Same Metrics for Cyber Risk 59

But before that, leaders must create a common language around cybersecurity Jason J. Hogg

6 The Best Cybersecurity Investment You Can Make Is Better Training 67

Your first and last line of defense is prepared leaders and employees Dante Disparte Chris Furlow

7 Better Cybersecurity Starts with Fixing Your Employees' Bad Habits 73

Four ways to neutralize predictably poor user behavior Alex Blau

8 The Key to Better Cybersecurity: Keep Employee Rules Simple 85

People look for workarounds when policies are too complicated Maarten Van Horenbeeck

9 The Avoidable Mistakes Executives Continue to Make After a Data Breach 93

You will get hacked. Here's what not to do when it happens Bill Bourdon

10 Active Defense and "Hacking Back": A Primer 101

Passive monitoring isn't your only choice Scott Berinato

11 Cybersecurity Is Putting Customer Trust at the Center of Competition 117

Don't just protect customer data-demonstrate that you're doing everything in your power to minimize breaches Andrew Burt

12 Privacy and Cybersecurity Are Converging. Here's Why That Matters for People and for Companies 125

Big data and machine learning could kill the notion of consent Andrew Burt

13 What Countries and Companies Can Do When Trade and Cybersecurity Overlap 131

A framework for understanding and categorizing cybersecurity concerns involved in trade Stuart Madnick Simon Johnson Keman Huang

14 Al Is the Future of Cybersecurity, for Better and for Worse 141

It will become both the problem and the solution Roman V. Yampolskiy

About the Contributors 147

Index 151

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