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Project Zero Trust: A Story about a Strategy for Aligning Security and the Business 1st Edition

AuthorGeorge Finney

Published date: October 2022

April 5, 2024
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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley; 1st edition (October 4, 2022)

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1119884845

  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1119884842

  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.4 ounces

  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.3 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches

Book Description

In "Project Zero Trust: A Story about a Strategy for Aligning Security and the Business," George Finney, the Chief Security Officer at Southern Methodist University, presents a compelling narrative that guides readers through the implementation of a Zero Trust security strategy. The book follows the journey of Dylan, a newly appointed IT Director, as he navigates the challenges of a ransomware attack on his first day at the company. Through this engaging story, Finney unveils the key principles and methodologies of Zero Trust, providing readers with a practical roadmap for aligning security practices with business objectives.

Key Features

  • Presents John Kindervag's 5-Step methodology for implementing Zero Trust

  • Explores the four Zero Trust design principles

  • Offers strategies for preventing breaches and minimizing their impact

  • Addresses common myths and pitfalls when implementing Zero Trust

  • Provides guidance on implementing Zero Trust in a cloud environment

What You Will Learn?

By reading "Project Zero Trust," you will gain valuable insights into:

  • Aligning your security practices with the business

  • Implementing Zero Trust initiatives efficiently and effectively

  • Preventing data breaches and minimizing their impact

  • Overcoming common challenges and avoiding pitfalls in Zero Trust implementation

  • Adapting Zero Trust methodologies to a distributed cloud environment

Who this Book is for?

"Project Zero Trust" is an essential resource for:

  • Aspiring technology professionals

  • Experienced IT leaders

  • Network engineers

  • System administrators

  • Project managers

Anyone interested in or expected to implement Zero Trust initiatives will find this book invaluable.

About the Author

George Finney, the author of "Project Zero Trust," is the Chief Security Officer at Southern Methodist University. With over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, Finney has worked with startups, global telecommunication firms, and nonprofits. He has been recognized as one of the top 100 Chief Information Security Officers in the world by CISOs Connect. Finney's passion for education has led him to teach cybersecurity at SMU and author several books on the subject.

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