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Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future

Well Aware: Master the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future

by George Finney


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Key Strategies to Safeguard Your Future

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626347359
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication date: 10/20/2020
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,158,553
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

George Finney is a Chief Information Security Officer that believes that people are the key to solving our cybersecurity challenges. George has worked in Cybersecurity for nearly 20 years and has helped startups, global telecommunications firms, and nonprofits improve their security posture. As a part of his passion for education, George has taught cybersecurity at Southern Methodist University and is the author of several cybersecurity books including No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone. George has been recognized by Security Magazine as one of their top cybersecurity leaders in 2018 and is a part of the Texas CISO Council, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Palo Alto Networks FUEL User Group, and is an Advisory Board member for SecureWorld. George holds a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s College and as well as multiple cybersecurity certifications including the CISSP, CISM, and CIPP.

Table of Contents

Foreword Valmiki Mukherjee vii

Introduction: The Nine Cybersecurity Habits 1

1 Literacy 11

2 Skepticism 33

3 Vigilance 49

4 Secrecy 67

5 Culture 89

6 Diligence 115

7 Community 131

8 Mirroring 143

9 Deception 163

Conclusion 177

Notes 181

Index 193

About the Author 205

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