Start Your Cybersecurity Plan

There are a number of great frameworks for developing your cybersecurity plan.  Two of our favorites are the NIST-CSF and the 20 CIS Controls.  We have written about these excellent tools before here (CIS Controls) and here (NIST-CSF).

Back in December we received an email from Pete Herzog of ISECOM about a new, open-source methodology manual for cybersecurity defense. It’s based on the OSSTMM (Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual).  The free PDF download of the Open Source Cybersecurity Playbook is available from the link.

If you have found the NIST-CSF or CIS Controls to be a bit of a big bite to chew, then take a look at this manual.  At 27 pages, it is a quick read, and written for a non-technical audience.  This would be a simple way to get your cybersecurity program going finally.  You know, the one you promised yourself to do last year.  With the new year just starting, you have another chance to take cybersecurity by the horns and make it happen.

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About the Author:

Cybersecurity guru to business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area. Computer security and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. In 2013 I completed a course of study and certification exam to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In 2016 I was certified as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). As Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, I help our clients experience high levels of computer security, network security, and web site security. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. We also work with companies and organizations that need to certify compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS (credit card processing), HIPAA/HITECH (medical records), and GLBA. The views expressed on this Web site are mine alone and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.
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