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.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at
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