CISO DRG Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of the Data Privacy Program Guide: How to Build a Privacy Program that Inspires Trust, the first book in the CISO Desk Reference Guide® Governance Series. This book was written by David Goodman, Justine Phillips, and Matt Stamper and is intended for Chief Privacy Officers and privacy professionals at all levels of the organization. This book focuses on building and managing privacy programs. From the author’s extensive and varied backgrounds, readers will gain unique insights, practical advice, and inspiration. Privacy professionals will learn how to create a privacy program that will help you improve your relationship with your customers while giving you the foundation for complying with the dizzying maze of privacy regulations. This is a groundbreaking book in the privacy space.
Congratulations David, Justine, and Matt, well done!
CISO DRG Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of the CISO Desk Reference Guide Executive Primer: The Executive’s Guide to Security Programs the third book in the CISO Desk Reference Guide® Foundation Series. This book was written by Bill Bonney, Gary Hayslip, and Matt Stamper and presents topics we first discussed in Volumes 1 and 2 of the CISO Desk Reference Guide. However, where Volumes 1 and 2 of the CISO Desk Reference Guide are designed to help CISOs and aspiring CISOs benefit from the experiences of seasoned executives who have walked in their shoes, the Executive Primer is written to include the CISO’s colleagues and provide a C-suite perspective for both the security function and security executives.
Congratulations Bill, Gary, and Matt, well done!
Ben Rothke has reviewed over 700 books on a range of topics. One of his most frequent topics is Cybersecurity. Suffice it to say he knows a thing or two because he’s read a book or two. Over 5,000 people have found his reviews helpful and CISO DRG is very proud of Gary Hayslip, Chris Foulon and Renee Small for writing Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path, Ben’s most recent review subject. Thank you Ben – your reviews are always insightful.
One does not have to drive very long down a highway to see billboards with programs encouraging people to sign-up to get trained in a career in the lucrative field of information security. Articles such as The 10 fastest-growing jobs of the next decade, Wanted: Millions of cybersecurity pros. Salary: Whatever you want, and other similar pieces have created a feeding frenzy in the information security space.
While those articles are often more histrionic than accurate, the reality remains that there are indeed many information security jobs open. As I wrote in The fallacy of the information security skill shortage, a large part of the so-called information security skills shortage has more to do with firms that refuse to pay market rates for information security professionals.
But for those who have an interest in information security, how exactly can they enter the field? In Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path: How to Break into Cybersecurity at Any Level, authors and security veterans Gary Hayslip, Christophe Foulon, and Renee Small have written a practical, and more importantly, honest guide on how to enter the field.
One of the mistakes people make is thinking cybersecurity is a monolithic field. But within cybersecurity, there are many different domains are areas. This is best exemplified by Henry Jiang (CISO at Diligent Corporation) in his map of the cybersecurity domain. A quick glance at his map shows scores of different areas, which exemplified how diverse information security is.
Many times, books with multiple authors suffer from consistency and readability due to different styles and approaches. But this book benefits from multiple authors as there are numerous ways to get into security, and each author brings their unique story and strategy.
Many people are tempted to go into security for the money, but the book cautions that they will not succeed without a passion for the topic. While security is portrayed in the media as often being James Bond-like, the authors detail the dark side of information security, which a person should consider before going down the path.
I would have liked to see in the book an emphasis on those considering a security career to get their hands on Kali Linux. Kali is an open-source Linux distro make for security, forensics, and penetration testing. It has over 600 information security tools. Kali is an excellent way for someone to get their hands wet with security tools and see if they are interested in it.
This is an inexpensive way to play with security, as you can run Kali on a $300 desktop. But 20 years ago, the tools on Kali alone would have easily cost over $250,000. A lot has changed in the last few decades.
There are countless articles about getting into the security field, many of them vendor-sponsored. But there’s a death of sage advice on how to do it right. For anyone considering entering the information security career path, Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path is an excellent book to help them on their journey.
CISO DRG Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path in the ePub format. For Nook users, you can buy here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1139896490 and for Apple iBook fans, buy here: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1578328488. We know many of our readers prefer eBooks and we are committed to providing our catalog in as wide a variety of formats as possible. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing our entire catalog as ePubs on both platforms whenever possible.
CISO DRG Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path as a Kindle eBook. We know many of our readers prefer eBooks and we are committed to providing our catalog in as wide a variety of formats as possible. We’re hoping to have “Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path” out as an ePub later this month.
CISO DRG Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path: How to Break into Cybersecurity at Any Level, the first book in the CISO Desk Reference Guide® Practitioner Series. This book was written by Gary Hayslip, Christophe Foulon, and Renee Small to help those who are considering a career in cybersecurity. Whether you are just starting and are looking for an entry-level position or want to translate many years of experience to the right level, this book will provide proven, practical steps, guiding you from self-assessment through the search and interview and completing your journey to a career in cybersecurity.
For those who are exploring a career in cybersecurity, we first want to say, “Welcome, we need the help!” A job in cybersecurity is dedicated to a mission to protect. At the same time, it is very rewarding—both in knowing that what you do makes a difference and, frankly, unmatched job security.
Congratulations Gary, Chris, and Renee, we are proud to have Develop Your Cybersecurity Career Path in our growing catalog.
In response to multiple requests to make the CISO DRG catalog available in the ePub format, CISO DRG Publishing is pleased to announce the availability of “Bring Your Own Cyber” in Apple Books (https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1561397670).
Bring Your Own Cyber is the first book in our catalog to be published as an Apple iBook. Over the next few months, we’ll be making each of our books, including the iconic CISO Desk Reference Guide (Volumes 1 and 2) available through Apple.
Once we have the entire catalog available on Apple, we’ll publish all future books simultaneously in print, Kindle and ePub format.
Thank you for your continued interest in our work.
Bill, Matt, and Gary
As an independent bookseller, we are very grateful to Indie vendors who carry our books. You can always find our titles available at RSA by Digital Guru, run by Rupin Kotecha. As you can imagine, the conference trade has been slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep their warehouse space until the conference circuit starts back up in 2022, Digital Guru has launched a GoFundMe campaign. We encourage you to help if you can, CISO DRG, Inc. truly appreciates the work Rupin and his team do to make our books available at conferences.
Please visit their campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-independent-technical-bookseller
In the US and Europe, all of our books are available on the Amazon site as well as any online bookseller that makes Amazon books available. Most do and by last count, our books were listed on well over 100 sites.
In any country with an Amazon marketplace, we are listed through Amazon. That includes Australia, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.
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As of February 2021, our titles are available on all the sites we have listed.
Gary, Matt and Bill will be the guests on the next episode of this new BrightTALK Originals webinar series hosted by Sushila Nair, VP Security Services, NTT Data.
Join us as we discuss the evolving CISO role, fundamental controls, and share our perspectives on organizing around the work of the information security function.