The activities of the cyber criminal are both deliberate and hostile, and they can be compared to military operations. Many people in business understand that the insights from the classics of military strategy are as relevant to modern commerce as they are to war. It is clear that organisations need to develop a view of cybersecurity that goes beyond technology: all staff in the organisation have a role to play, and it is the senior managers who must ensure, like generals marshalling their forces, that all staff know the cyber security policies that explain what to do when under attack.
Cyber crime… cyber war?
With this in mind, the authors have drawn on the work of Clausewitz and Sun Tzu, and applied it to the understanding of information security that they have built up through their extensive experience in the field. The result is expert guidance on information security, underpinned by a profound understanding of human conflict.
Building on the success of the first edition, this new edition covers the most recent developments in the threat landscape and the best-practice advice available in the latest version of ISO 27001:2103.
About the authors
Dr Andrew Vladimirovis a security researcher. His fields of expertise include network security and applied cryptography, and he has extensive experience of performing information security assessments. He and his fellow authors are the founders of Arhont Ltd, a leading information security consultancy.
Konstantin Gavrilenkohas over 15 years of experience in IT and security. As a researcher, information security is his speciality, and he has a particular interest in wireless security. He holds a BSc in management science from De Montfort University and an MSc in management from Lancaster University.
Andriej Michajlowskiis an expert on network security. His research interests include user and device authentication mechanisms, and wireless networking security. He has extensive experience carrying out internal and external information security assessments. He is a graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury and he holds an MBA.
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