Preventing an E-9/11 - Expert on Preventing Cyber Attacks Against America’s Infrastructure Offers Ten Principles of Cyber Security
In his new book, Cyber Attacks: Protecting National Infrastructure, Edward G. Amoroso, security expert and Chief Security Officer for AT&T, initiates a comprehensive dialogue around proper methods for reducing national risk.
Burlington, MA (Vocus) December 1, 2010
In late 2009, acknowledging the growing threat of cyber attacks, the White House appointed a new Cybersecurity Coordinator to orchestrate cybersecurity activities across government. Despite this high-level appointment and the rising threat, no nation–especially the United States–has a coherent technical and architectural strategy for preventing cyber attack – an e-9/11 – from crippling essential critical infrastructure services.
In his new book, Cyber Attacks: Protecting National Infrastructure, Edward G. Amoroso, security expert and Chief Security Officer for AT&T, initiates a comprehensive dialogue around proper methods for reducing national risk. Following on the heels of Richard Clarke’s bestselling Cyber War, Amoroso offers a high-level set of solutions rather than a detail of the threat. Cyber Attacks is a starting point for debate (among policy-makers, business leaders, and security specialists) with a set of provocative proposals that go against the conventional wisdom on cyber security and will be sure to spark intense debate.
Using language and examples that non-specialists can easily understand, Amoroso proposes controversial methods such as the deliberate use of deception (or “honeypots”) to trap intruders. Cyber Attacks serves as a framework for a new national strategy for cyber security, something that several Presidential administrations have failed to create.
Cyber Attacks contains technical, architectural, and management solutions to the problem of protecting national infrastructure. This includes practical and empirically-based guidance for security engineers, network operators, software designers, technology managers, application developers, and even those who simply use computing technology in their work or home. Amoroso’s ten principles provide a comprehensive approach to cyber security:
Each principle is presented as a separate security strategy, along with pages of compelling examples that demonstrate use of the principle. A specific set of criteria requirements allows any organization, such as a government agency, to integrate the principles into their local environment.
Edward Amoroso is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T, where he has worked in cyber security for the past twenty-five years. He has also held the adjunct professor position in the computer science department at the Stevens Institute of Technology for the past twenty years. Edward has written four previous books on computer security, and his writings and commentary have appeared in major national newspapers, television shows, and books. He is a popular commentator on cyber security. He holds a BS degree in physics from Dickinson College, and the MS/PhD degrees in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of the Columbia Business School.
Cyber Attacks: Protecting National Infrastructure by Edward G. Amoroso
Publication Date: December 1st, 2010 • Hardcover •233 pages
Print ISBN: 9780123849175 • Print list price: $59.95/€42.95/£.36.99
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