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The Cyber Security Handbook – Prepare for, respond to and recover from cyber attacks

The Cyber Security Handbook – Prepare for, respond to and recover from cyber attacks

SKU: 5623
Authors: Alan Calder
Publishers: ITGP
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781787782617
Pages: 361
Published: 10 Dec 2020
Availability: Available

The Cyber Security Handbook – Prepare for, respond to and recover from cyber attacks with the IT Governance Cyber Resilience Framework (CRF) will:

  • Work as a comprehensive cyber security implementation manual.
  • Help organisations secure their information assets by providing a primer on the cyber security activities involved.
  • Give practical guidance on the individual activities identified in the IT Governance CRF (Cyber Resilience Framework) that can help organisations become cyber resilient.
  • Enable organisations to understand the threats and vulnerabilities that they face – technical, human and physical – and how these can be mitigated. 

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Your organisation can be attacked both physically and virtually.

For today’s organisations, which rely so heavily on technology – particularly the Internet – to do business, the latter is far more threatening. The cyber threat landscape is complex and constantly changing. For every vulnerability fixed, another pops up, ripe for exploitation.

Because virtually every organisation holds valuable information, often in huge quantities (even small businesses), everyone is a target. It should therefore not come as a surprise that 46% of UK businesses experienced at least one cyber attack or breach during 2019, which increased to as much as 75% for large businesses. Often, organisations cannot do business if they lose access to that information – making it one of their most important assets.

This book is a comprehensive cyber security implementation manual, which gives practical guidance on the individual activities identified in the IT Governance CRF that can help organisations become cyber resilient and combat cyber threats.


Suitable for senior directors (CEO, CISO, CIO), compliance managers, privacy managers, IT managers, security analysts, and others, the book is divided into six parts:

Part 1: Introduction

The world of cyber security and the approach taken in this book.

Part 2: Threats and vulnerabilities

Discusses a range of threats – arranged by category – to help you understand what you are defending against before you implement defences.

Part 3: The CRF processes

An in-depth look at each of the 24 CRF processes, explaining a wide range of security areas by process category and offering guidance on how to implement each.

Part 4: Eight steps to implementing cyber security

Our eight-step approach to implementing the cyber security processes you need and maintaining them.

Part 5: Reference frameworks

Explains how standards and frameworks work, along with their benefits. It also presents ten framework options, introducing you to some of the best-known standards.

Part 6: Conclusion and appendices

Includes a glossary of all the acronyms and abbreviations used in the book.

Take a strategic approach to cyber security

Cyber security does not have to be expensive or take years to implement, particularly if you take a strategic approach. It is a worthwhile investment: no matter the size of your organisation, improving cyber security helps protect your data and that of your clients, improving business relations and opening up new business opportunities.

Whether you are just starting out on the road to cyber security or looking to improve your existing cyber resilience programme, it should be clear that cyber security is no longer optional in today’s information age; it is an essential component of business success.

Make sure you understand the threats and vulnerabilities your organisation faces and how the CRF can help you tackle them. Start your cyber security journey now – buy this book today!

About the author

Alan Calder

Alan Calder is the Group CEO of GRC International Group plc, the AIM-listed company that owns IT Governance Ltd. Alan is an acknowledged international cyber security guru, and a leading author on information security and IT governance issues. He has been involved in the development of a wide range of information security management training courses that have been accredited by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications). Alan has consulted for clients across the globe and is a regular media commentator and speaker. 

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