Executive's guide to IT security and risk management (free ebook)

Executive's guide to IT security and risk management (free ebook)

Summary: Our increasingly connected world is forging a new and complex threat landscape. This guide looks at the escalating security challenges and what you can do to mitigate the risks.


With the explosion of mobile device usage, public cloud services, and social networking — along with emerging technologies such as those built around machine-driven intelligence — the digital world is changing at a breakneck pace. Attack surfaces keep expanding, cybercriminals keep developing new tricks (and new ways to use old tricks), and security professionals are facing a barrage of threats that have outgrown traditional solutions.

In a year of high-profile breaches, revelations about the NSA's surveillance practices, and heightened concerns about information privacy, malicious damage, and massive data theft, IT leaders are turning to next-generation tools and strategies to address the latest breed of multifaceted attacks.

This guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic looks at the risks introduced by today's digital innovations — from social engineering to insider threats to the rise of sophisticated 'advanced targeted attacks' — and outlines the steps organizations can take to address the new wave of security challenges.


The ebook is available as a free PDF download for registered ZDNet and TechRepublic members. If you're not already a member, you can click here to register. It only takes a moment.

Topics: IT Security in the Snowden Era, Security

Jody Gilbert

About Jody Gilbert

Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 25 years. She was part of the team that launched TechRepublic and is now senior editor for Tech Pro Research.

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