The Coming Cyber War: What Executives, the Board, and You Should Know

The Coming Cyber War: What Executives, the Board, and You Should Know

by Marc Crudgington
The Coming Cyber War: What Executives, the Board, and You Should Know

The Coming Cyber War: What Executives, the Board, and You Should Know

by Marc Crudgington



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"Tomorrow's wars will be fought not just with guns, but with the click of a mouse half a world away that will unleash weaponized software that could take out everything from the power grid to a chemical plant."-The Christian Science Monitor

In 1982, a mysterious explosion happened in the far reaches of the Siberian tundra. The incident, a first of its kind, a nation state cyber-attack on a pipeline that caused catastrophic damage. Since that time, escalations of cyber warfare have escalated between many countries and their sponsored actors that have included major cybersecurity incidents such as Stuxnet and many attacks against corporations.

But it hasn't stopped with nation state attacks. Cybercriminals have emerged from far corners of the globe to create havoc on individuals, corporations, and government entities. Cyber-crime and cyber-attacks seem to be a never-ending exploitation of technology weaknesses that are causing billions of dollars in losses and beginning to impact life or death situations.

Cyberspace is a vast ecosystem of intertwined technologies that brings about noble causes, but hidden in dark corners of cyberspace is a criminal element, and at times in plain sight are military operations.

The Coming Cyber War provides insight on the nuances of cyberspace, what executives, boards, and individuals can do to prepare, and what to expect next.
"I think every person, especially at the executive level, will find value in reading this book and many will find it astonishing. As Marc alludes to in the end, the challenges for CISOs are not going away and the future cyberwar, might be already going on." -ALVIN MILLS, VP, Information Technology & Security, Texas Bankers Association
This book highlights cybersecurity practices executives and boards should be aware of and how to interact with their security leader whether a virtual CISO or a CISO on staff. It provides home users and small businesses practical awareness they should know to stay safe online and for their businesses to thrive. Cyberattacks are the norm today...happening in your home or business, right now. Be prepared. Read this book.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940164283551
Publisher: Marc Crudgington
Publication date: 10/15/2020
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 777,058
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

MARC CRUDGINGTON is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Senior Vice President of Information Security for Woodforest National Bank; he joined Woodforest in August 2012.

Marc also is the Founder, CEO, and vCISO of CyberFore Systems, a cybersecurity consulting and services company located in the Houston, Texas area. Previously he owned small businesses in technology consulting, real estate, and adventure sports.

Prior to Woodforest, Marc worked for Advantage Sales and Marketing, KPMG, and Silicon Valley technology companies with leadership roles in IT and engineering.

Marc is a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving honorably from April 1992–April 1996. He held a Top-Secret clearance and performed duties in intelligence, computer operations, computer communications, and network communications.

Marc holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on Technology and Strategy, from the University of California Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business. He earned his Bachelor of Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix.

Marc attended the FBI CISO Academy in March 2017. He holds a Secret Clearance and CDPSE, CRISC, Security+, PCIP, ISA, Scrum Master, and ITIL certifications; previously he held C|CISO, PMP, TOGAF, CISM and CISA certifications.

Marc is a member of the Private Directors Association. He currently serves on the University of Houston CIS (Computer Information Systems) Industry Advisory Board, Sam Houston State University Digital and Cyber Forensic Engineering Advisory Board, Lone Star College Cybersecurity and Compute Science Advisory Board, Optiv Customer Advisory Board, InfraGard Houston Chapter Board of Directors, Community Bankers Association Privacy/Data Security Working Group, and several cyber security and technology conference advisory boards.

Previously Marc was a member of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan Working Group and the DHS Threat Information Sharing Framework Working Group and served on the Texas Banker’s Association Technology Committee. Marc is a member of InfraGard and previously served as the Deputy Chief for the Houston Chapter Financial Services CSC.

Marc authors articles, presentations and white papers found on LinkedIn and other sources. Marc is the host of a podcast, The CISO Revelation, and is a sought-after speaker, podcast guest, panelist, and moderator at IT and Security conferences.

In 2019, Marc was nominated, selected as a finalist, and won the coveted T.E.N. ISE (Information Security Executive) North America Executive of the Year-Financial Services award.

Also, in 2019, Marc was nominated and selected as a finalist for the T.E.N. ISE Central Executive of the Year award and was nominated for the ISE Central People’s Choice award.

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