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Fight Fire with Fire: Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies for Today’s Leaders

By Renee Tarun | October 19, 2021
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Fight Fire with Fire: Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies for Today’s Leaders

With today’s expanding attack surface, constantly evolving threat landscape, and growing cyber skills gap, cybersecurity leaders need actionable best practices from seasoned peers more than ever. As part of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) initiative, this book of collective advice brings together years of experience from a diverse group of accomplished experts in cybersecurity so that anyone in the field can leverage proactive cybersecurity strategies in the face of the threats of today or tomorrow. 

Why We Need Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies Now 

Just to give you an idea of the urgency of the need for practical solutions right now, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs recently reported that ransomware had increased ten-fold in the last year. In addition, according to an (ISC)2 report, to fill the cybersecurity skills gap worldwide, 3.12 million professionals are still needed. Security teams globally struggle to keep pace with the growing, evolving threat landscape and digital transformation. They also are challenged to find talent to fill the critical roles needed to help combat growing cyber threats. 

Developing a Cybersecurity Strategy

How to Develop a Cybersecurity Strategy

Fight Fire with Fire: Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies for Today’s Leaders explores the evolution of the CISO’s responsibilities and delivers an actionable blueprint to effectively improve cybersecurity across an organization with a three-pronged approach that encompasses people, process, and technology. From effective risk management to supply chain security and communicating with the board, the book presents first-hand discussions from industry leaders covering every critical competency in information security. It also shares knowledge and decades of experience from top cybersecurity professionals unmatched in a textbook or certification exam. 

Fight Fire with Fire

In collaboration with other cybersecurity leaders, Fight Fire with Fire also presents discussions around: 

  • The changing role of the CISO—moving from technologist to strategist.
  • CISO responsibilities and requirements, communicating to the board, building a culture of security, and the cyber threat landscape.
  • Cyber risk management, blending NOC and SOC, secure development, compliance, and supply chain risk.
  • Security in the cloud, IoT and edge security, security-driven networking, and achieving end-to-end security.
  • Diversity in cybersecurity: How to address the skills gap and grow a diverse workforce. 

Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies is an Essential Survival Guide for Security Leaders

Fight Fire is also borne from Fortinet’s continued focus to develop more cyber awareness—in this case, through key insights from leaders in the field—and help close the cyber skills gap by exposing more women to the industry. The result is a collaborative team effort involving many diverse cyber leaders and experts from government and the private sector. Thanks to their insightful contributions, thought leadership, dedication, and energy, we continue to push boundaries and make our cyber world safer and more secure. 

Get your copy: Fight Fire with Fire: Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies for Today’s Leaders

Fight Fire with Fire: Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies for Today’s Leaders (Wiley, October 2021, ISBN: 978-1-119-85426-5, $29.99, 240 pages). #CyberFireFight

Find out more about how Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA) and NSE Training Institute programs, including the Certification ProgramSecurity Academy Program and Veterans Program, are helping to solve the cyber skills gap and prepare the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow.