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The Science of Biometrics: Security Technology for Identity Verification

The Science of Biometrics: Security Technology for Identity Verification

Protecting Information Assets and IT Infrastructure in the Cloud

Protecting Information Assets and IT Infrastructure in the Cloud

Testing and Securing Web Applications

Testing and Securing Web Applications

Practical AI for Cybersecurity

Practical AI for Cybersecurity

Assessing and Insuring Cybersecurity Risk

There are varying types of models which try to ascertain Cybersecurity Risk.  There is no uniform model yet adopted by the industry, therefore, a selection of models will be examined.  From here, how it can be used by the insurance companies and potential policy holders will be further examined.  At the present time, the insurance industry has no means by which they can quantify the level of risk that is tolerable to them as they generate new policies to potential policyholders.

Rather, the insurance industry uses qualitative variables in order to ascertain if a potential policy holder would be an ideal client, with a tolerable level of risk.  But these variables can be very subjective; thus, potential policy holders who would like to purchase a Cybersecurity Policy may be unjustly discriminated against.

Also, potential policy holders need a way to quantify their level of risk in terms of the IT Assets they possess, in order to prove to the insurance companies that they have taken a proactive stance in fully understanding their respective threat environments.  As a result, with a quantitative approach being taken, there will be no subjectiveness or discrimination in the awarding of Cybersecurity Insurance policies, and payouts for filed claims should follow a much more uniform process.

The topics of Risk Assessment and Cybersecurity Insurance are becoming a matter of extreme importance in today’s environment.  For example, businesses today are being impacted daily by Cyberattacks, with many new variations coming out from existing threat vectors.  Therefore, businesses need timely insurance policies not only to protect their IT Assets and Intellectual Property, but also to protect their brand reputation and offer customer assistance in case they are hit by a major Cyberattack.

This book will go into all of this detail and much more. It will be published by CRC Press, by the Fall of 2021.  This book is being authored by Ravi Das, a Business Development Specialist for The AST Cybersecurity Group, Inc. a leading security content firm based in the Greater Chicago area.

Business Recovery and Continuity in a Mega Disaster: Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

In February 2020, the United States came to grips of the reality that it was not alone when it came to dealing with the COVID19 Pandemic.  We have impacted in many ways, both from our very existence, to our employment, and even to the financial markets.  Not to mention, even the Cybersecurity Threat Landscape has changed greatly as well.  We have seen new threat variants come out, ranging from Zoombombing to Domain Name Heisting to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that are being stretched to well beyond their breaking points.

But despite all of this, there has been a silver lining to all of this, in that the CIOs and CISOs all across Corporate America are now starting to full realize the importance of Incident Response Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, and Business Continuity Planning.  Also, the concept of the Remote Workforce which everybody thought that wouldn’t take place until at least 2023 has now been fully realized.  The primary goal of this book is to become a How To Guide for the CIO and the CISO in order to prepare for the next disaster, whether it is a large scale Cyberattack, another outbreak of COVID19, or even a horrible weather or natural disaster event.  It will cover the following topics:

  • Chapter 1:  The COVID19 Virus
  • Chapter 2:  The Cyberattacks That Stemmed From COVID19
  • Chapter 3:  The Cybersecurity Lessons That Have Been Learned From COVID19
  • Chapter 4:  How to Prepare For The Next Breed Of COVD19
  • Chapter 5: The Overall Planning Guide

This book is deemed to be the first of its kind.  It is co-authored by Ravi Das, a Business Development Specialist for The AST Cybersecurity Group, Inc. a leading security content firm based in the Greater Chicago, and Greg Johnson, Owner and CEO of Webcheck Security, a top Penetration Testing firm located in Utah.

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