We are living in a modernized technology-forward world. Technology has been playing a big role in our lives, making everything more efficient in our personal lives, as well as our organizations much faster and more effective in performance. However, knowing how to keep up with information and making sure that you are staying secure in this fast-evolving field, is just as important.
If you are interested in learning more about information security, cybersecurity, or business continuity, here is a list of books that will help you expand your knowledge.
1. ISO 22301:2019 Auditing Guide and ISO 22301:2019 Implementation Guide
If you wish to personally understand and learn more about business continuity, you can do so from the comfort of your own home.
ISO 22301:2019 Auditing Guide eBook provides the elementary audit concepts, principles, and phases in the audit of a business continuity management system in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1. It gives readers an understanding of the role of an auditor in; planning, leading, and following an audit.
ISO 22301:2019 Implementation Guide eBook defines the fundamentals of business continuity, as well as the necessary steps of implementing a business continuity management system based on ISO 22301. This book can function as a tool, helping an organization experience the advantages of a properly functioning BCMS.
2. Cyber Security: Issues and Current Trends by Emil Pricop
The book imparts a solitude of various issues and challenges of cybersecurity that offers readers a deeper understanding and awareness about it. Multiple tools and techniques used by cyber attackers to exploit a system are carefully analyzed throughout the book. It also delves into the concept of privacy and anonymity through different topics around anonymous services, which are practically discussed to the reader. In later chapters, the author explains the importance of preventive measures such as intrusion detection system (IDS). Since cyberattacks have become more prominent, digital forensics is a must for crime investigation and in taking the needed measures so these attacks do not become an occurrence. Through the book, there is a collection of evidence from the victim’s devices and the systems that have importance in an investigation. The purpose of the book is to help its readers who use electronic gadgets in their daily lives.
3. A Vulnerable System: The History of Information Security in the Computer Age by Andrew J. Stewart
Information Security threats penetrate our everyday life, this book demonstrates how despite the demand for information security increasing, the needs are not being met. This book provides a wonderful blend of history, business, and technical understanding. For anyone involved in information security, it provides a great read since it is a very compelling book from start to finish. The author, as a historian, gives the reader a comprehensive understanding of people, events, and contexts from the last 70 years of information security. Even though the history of information security includes a lot of gloomy days, which the book showcases, the author writes of what is needed to turn it around, he explains that there needs to be a concerted effort to understand how complexity affects information security and how it can be managed.
4. Principles and Practice of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques 2nd Edition by Jim Burtles
This book provides a very practical and easy-to-understand approach for beginners. It offers a very resourceful read, exploring frameworks and guides worth adapting, and on developing and maintaining a good Business Continuity Management program in your organization. In order to deliver information on the practical front of business continuity, the author explains six main scenarios. To quote Burtles – “If you and your organization are prepared to deal with these six generic risks, you will be able to recover from any business disaster”. He walks the reader through the tools and techniques on; bringing people together to win executive support, organize response teams, create a Business Continuity Plan, and recover from the disruption. The author’s way of explaining step-by-step, real-world scenarios, will give you a sense of security in performing your duties.