Enhance cybersecurity awareness and survivability for DoD, industry partners, and academia in the face of the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity (CS) includes managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information and the systems and processes used for those purposes, including analog and physical form. CS includes information availability, identification and authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation as well as the economic considerations with respect to selection of CS techniques, CS processes, and industry trends.
Risk Management in Cyber Security
12/30/2017 at 10:47 pm #13097
can someone please suggest a book or online resource for high level risk management strategy.
thanks in advance
12/31/2017 at 3:02 pm #13110
Hello. Are you in the online Harvard online course with the same title? As you’re looking for a high-level book, I assume you’re further along in your career than I am; I’m relatively new to cybersecurity risk management. I’m learning a great deal from the course I mentioned, but as this is my first foray into risk management do you have recommendations for good books I should read?
01/01/2018 at 12:29 pm #13114
Hello, it looks like we are all from the Harvard on-line course. Glad to meet you. I am an attorney and also new to the subject of cybersecurity and risk management. Two resources I bought in 2017 that have helped me jump start my research and education are:
Cyber Liability and Insurance: Managing the Risks of Intangible Assets, which discusses the intersection of cyber risk management, liability exposure involved with a cyber security event, and insurance coverage issues.
Also purchased Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook, which provides a detailed study of the business, legal and technological issues involved in electronic data and using the cloud.
01/01/2018 at 12:41 pm #13115
Sweet! I am interested in going to law school when complete my undergrad. Are you based in the US?
01/01/2018 at 12:46 pm #13116
Yes, I live in New Jersey and practice in NY, NJ and PA. I specialize in first-party property damage and insurance coverage law, and building a cyber insurance and cyber security practice.
01/01/2018 at 4:32 pm #13121
Hello, I am also on the harvard course and also in the insurance industry based in London. I suggest to read The Cyber Risk Handbook: Creating and Measuring Effective Cybersecurity
By Domenic Antonucci;
Martti Lehto PekkaNeittaanmäki Editors
Cyber Security: Analytics, Technology and Automation;
Cyber-Physical Attack Recovery Procedures
A Step-by-Step Preparation
and Response Guide by Luis Ayala
I am going to buy the suggested books. Thank you!
There is presentation in this forum that might be of interest too
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by agb83.
01/01/2018 at 6:01 pm #13136
Thanks for the question and to agb83 for the recommendation. I have not gotten to far into this book yet, but I was fortunate enough to be given a copy of Beyond Cybersecurity – Protecting Your Digital Business from Wiley and by several authors including Chris Rezek whom I met an an industry function.
01/01/2018 at 7:28 pm #13137
Hi everyone, I am also in the Harvard online course. Thank you all for the book suggestions. I may also recommend you to read “The Cybersecurity Dilemma”, by Ben Buchanan. Actually the book was mentioned in the course.
01/02/2018 at 3:54 am #13151
Here is an interesting book that has been somewhat useful at least in the initial parts of developing a Cybersecurity strategy for my organization:
Current and Emerging Trends in Cyber Operations: Policy, Strategy, and Practice (Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity)
I hope this is helpful.
01/02/2018 at 4:31 am #13155
I’m in the class, too. A highly rated book is How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk by Hubbard
01/02/2018 at 12:38 pm #13185
If you have the money… I find that the Official (ISC) Guide to the CISSP CBK (Common Body of Knowledge) is a great table top reference. I bought the 4th Edition, and it outlines pretty much every topic you would in encounter in a general discussion.
The first chapter covers the majority of Risk Management steps.
01/02/2018 at 1:08 pm #13187
I’d suggest reviewing the risk-based guidance developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); most notably, the Risk Management Framework (RMF). NIST’s strategy (described in NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-39) involves a multi-tiered approach to risk management, with three specific risk tiers: organization, mission/business processes and information systems.
Depending on your specific interests, you may prefer to review the RMF-specific guidance. This primarily includes NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 (Draft Rev. 2), which defines the six-step RMF process but is also supported by additional publications that provide instructions for specific process steps and related activities. Another reference to consider is NIST’s “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”, which is a voluntary framework developed for the owners/operators of the nation’s critical infrastructure in response to an Executive Order (EO 13636).
While these aren’t necessarily books/textbooks, they provide a great deal of information.
- Executive Order (EO) 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”, The White House, Feb 2013
- “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”, Version 1.1 (Draft), NIST, January 10, 2017.
- NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1, “Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach”, 2010 (updated Jun 2014)
- NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2 DRAFT, “Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach for Security and Privacy”, Sep 28, 2017
- NIST SP 800-39, “Managing Information Security Risk: Organization, Mission, and Information System View”, Mar 2011
01/02/2018 at 4:11 pm #13202
Happy New Year. Thanks to everyone for all the fantastic book and resource recommendations. I will definitely add several of these to my library!
01/02/2018 at 8:20 pm #13214
So I am part of the HarvardX Cyber Security course…
Are there any good resources to help prioritize cyber threats based upon industries? I have used and created BIAs, and natural disaster threats charts but cyber is very different. This would help develop presentations to leadership to help in funding various programs. I believe we can mitigate cybersecurity to a certain degree, zero day attacks are just part of life that need to have a good disaster recovery program with trained and well exercised staff.
01/02/2018 at 8:35 pm #13216
you raise a fantastic question and issue — this is something I am also working on, since my business spans clients in many industries and one size does not fit all. I do not know of any direct resources but I have been researching & working on presentation materials and outlines over the past year so that I am equipped to present cyber risk issues to different industries, e.g., restaurant and hospitality, public adjusters, small businesses and franchises, law firms, etc.
01/02/2018 at 11:28 pm #13217
I am also in the Harvard Cyber Risk class… A great book that I found to be useful is Thinking Security by Steven M. Bellovin and Threat Modeling by Adam Shostack. Very useful with regards to what future threats from hackers may look like.
01/02/2018 at 11:27 pm #13223
01/19/2018 at 3:38 pm #14421
You might look at the IT Risk Practitioner’s Guide by ISACA (http://www.colmich.edu.mx/computo/files/MAAGTIC/RiskIT_PG_30June2010_Research.pdf). It’s an excellent reference that also appears to support ISO 27001, a very commonly used specification for an information security management system (ISMS). As a quicker read, I also like the Security Risk Management presentation by Scott Ritchie (https://www.isaca.org/chapters3/Atlanta/AboutOurChapter/Documents/Security%20Risk%20Management.pdf)
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