The Art of Cyber Security: A Practical Guide To Winning The War On Cyber Crime

  • 2h 9m
  • Gary Hibberd
  • IT Governance
  • 2022

A practical guide to winning the war on cyber crime

This book is about cyber security, but it’s also about so much more; it’s about giving you the skills to think creatively about your role in the cyber security industry.

In Part 1, the author discusses his thoughts on the cyber security industry and how those that operate within it should approach their role with the mindset of an artist.

Part 2 explores the work of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. The author analyses key sections and reviews them through the lens of cyber security and data protection to derive how his teachings can be used within the cyber security industry. Although Tzu’s book on military strategy, tactics and operations was written more than 2,000 years ago, The Art of Cyber Security – A practical guide to winning the war on cyber crime reflects on how relevant Tzu’s words are for today’s technological era.

Receive a different perspective on cyber security, and think differently about the industry and your place within it

This book celebrates the individuals who are striving to protect us in an ever-expanding technological era. Data and technology are so important to our lives, that protecting people who use technology is incredibly important. The professionals working to protect children, adults and corporations have a tough job, and this book celebrates their work while advocating ways for improving cyber security services and fighting cyber crime.

This book will challenge your thinking and force you to approach cyber security and data protection from theoretical, philosophical, strategic, tactical and operational perspectives.

About the Author

Gary is known as the ‘The Professor of Communicating Cyber’. He is a cyber security and data protection specialist with 35 years’ experience in IT and a background of working with large and small organisations to improve their technical, physical and human security. Gary is a consultant who specialises in helping organisations implement security-related frameworks like ISO 27001 and ISO 22301, and comply with regulations such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the UK DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018. Gary has developed security training and awareness programmes for organisations, focusing on strategy, tactics and operational effectiveness.

Gary has worked within the public and private sectors, helping organisations in banking, fintech, IT services, legal, retail and hospitality. For eight years, Gary was the managing director of a consultancy based in Yorkshire. He has helped organisations ranging from start-ups to multinationals implement security programmes and frameworks that are practical, pragmatic and added value to them and their customers.

A passionate speaker and author, he is driven to help us protect ourselves in the digital universe. Consequently, he is often called to speak to schoolchildren about the promise and the pitfalls of social media, and at large conferences about the evolution and future of cyber crime, the dark web and cyber psychology. Gary brings a unique perspective and fresh approach to the world of cyber security.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Definitions and Clarifications
  • Cyber Security as an Art Form
  • The Art of Cyber Security
  • Warfare and Deception
  • Know Yourself
  • Preparation and Evasion
  • Water Retains No Constant Shape
  • Strategy and Tactics
  • The Vital Importance of State
  • The Moral Law
  • Calculations in Battle
  • Rewards of War
  • Good Fighters
  • Signs and Signals
  • The General and the Sovereign
  • The Clever General
  • Disciplined and Calm
  • Five Dangerous Faults
  • Soldiers
  • Striving for Victory
  • Conclusion
  • Required Reading
  • Further Reading