Cybersense Workbook

Cybersense Workbook

by Derek A Smith


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This is the companion Action Guide for Cybersense-The Leader's Guide to Protecting Critical Information which is a comprehensive guide written by Derek Smith, the Worlds #1 Cybersecurity Expert, that contains critical and practical information for helping leaders devise strategies to protect their company from data compromise. This guide answers the following questions and many others for which all leaders need answers:•Exactly what is cybersecurity?•Why is cybersecurity important to my organization? •Is my business a good candidate for cybersecurity measures?•How can I protect my organization from data compromise? •How can I continually monitor the security of my organization's data with constant cyber threats occurring? •How can I implement cybersecurity quickly and efficiently?Leaders do not leave any other critical systems in their organization vulnerable to attack. Why would they leave information assets and technologies vulnerable when there is a simple solution to the vulnerability? Fear of the unknown may contribute to the hesitation to move forward with cybersecurity. It is important to note that cybersecurity has now become the responsibility of leaders. It is no longer reserved for the behind-the-scenes techies and geeks. Leaders need a firm understanding of how they can best protect their organization whether they are the Chief Information Security Officer for the organization or are required to work closely with the CISO. Effective leaders must be proactive to learn what they need to know. This ACTION PLAN, written by a trusted industry leader, is a companion workbook for the book Cybersense: The Leader's Guide to Protecting Critical Information. The ACTION PLAN serves as a resource for evaluating your company's cybersecurity situation and helping you make quality decisions. The workbook also emphasizes key information from the book to serve as a quick reference guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979600842
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/08/2017
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Derek A. Smith is the founder of the National Cybersecurity Education Center and is responsible for the development and coordination of cybersecurity initiatives at the Center. Formerly he was the Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College. Derek has worked for the federal government as a federal agent, cybersecurity manager, and IT program manager. He has also worked for several IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek regularly appears on various news programs as a cyber security expert and conducts regular webinars, podcasts, and blogs, and public talks. Derek is an associate professor at the University of Maryland, University College, Virginia University of Science and Technology and Excelsior College and has taught business and cyber classes for over 25 years. He is also a Board advisor for several boards. Derek served in the US Navy, Air Force, and Army for a total of 24 years. He has completed an MBA, MS in Digital Forensics, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a B.S in Education. Derek also completed all but the dissertation for a Doctorate of Education degree in Organizational Leadership and Conflict and Dispute Resolution. For fun, Derek has practiced martial arts for over 35 years and hold black belts in several martial arts. He also has acted in movies, television, industrial films, and commercials. Derek is available for consulting, training, and speaking engagements. You can contact him at the National Cybersecurity Education Center at Derek lives with his family in Bowie, Maryland. More information about Derek is available at

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