Enterprise-Grade IT Security for Small and Medium Businesses: Building Security Systems, in Plain English

  • 2h 32m
  • Denny Cherry
  • Apress
  • 2022

Understand the IT security features that are needed to secure the IT infrastructure of a small to medium-size business. This book will give IT managers and executives a solid understanding of the different technology solutions that their business relies upon–or should be employing–in order to make reasoned decisions regarding the implementation of those features. Coverage includes multi-factor authentication, firewalls, zero-trust environments, network segmentation, remote access solutions, and the people aspects of security that are often overlooked and represent an organization’s biggest vulnerability.

Chapters on the various technologies such as multi-factor authentication and zero-trust environments explain in plain English the values and benefits that each technology provides. Clear technical explanations are accompanied by business case explanations that explain the “why” of each technology and when each technology should be implemented. You will come away equipped to have business-driven discussions with your IT staff that allow for a productive balancing of the need for security with the need to do business and drive profits.

You Will Learn:

  • The importance of multi-factor authentication
  • The limits of what multi-factor authentication can protect
  • How firewalls are used to protect your company from attackers
  • What zero-trust environments are and what they mean
  • Whether zero-trust networks are what is needed to secure your own environment
  • The security benefits from implementing a network segmentation policy
  • The best ways to access files and resources from remote locations outside the office

About the Author

Denny Cherry has been working in the information technology field for ore than 20 years and has written almost a dozen IT books and hundreds of articles for various publications, including Inc., MSDN Magazine, and SQL Server Magazine, as well as having spoken at dozens of conferences around the world. He holds the Microsoft Certified Master certification, has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award annually for more than 15 years, and has been awarded the VMware vExpert award six times. His public speaking started at local events in Southern California where he lives with his wife and their pet bunny rabbits and has expanded out to events worldwide. Speaking at conferences has taken Denny to six continents and over a dozen countries where he speaks at both small local events as well as large industry and corporate events.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Why IT Security Matters
  • Network Design
  • Firewalls
  • Distributed Denial of Service
  • Remote Connectivity
  • Computer Operating System Security
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Zero-Trust Environments
  • The Weakest Security Link—People
  • Employee Training