cyber security handbook updated


The CyberSecurity Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO

How to fix decade-old issues and protect your organization from cyber threats


UPDATED Edition now available here on Amazon


After 5 consecutive editions between 2017 and 2021, “Cyber Security: The Lost Decade” was released on Amazon and other platforms with LeadersPress on February 21st, 2023, and updated in 2024, with a second edition released on July 11th 2024.

Updated and reshaped as “The CyberSecurity Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO“, it offers a selection of over 100 key articles by our Founder and CEO JC Gaillard published on our blog and other sites between 2015 and 2024.

An essential handbook for all leaders around cybersecurity and a compendium of good advice, looking beyond the technology horizon, into corporate organization, management, governance, and the real dynamics of security transformation.


Praise for the First Edition of “The Cybersecurity Leadership Handbook”


With information and misinformation proliferating about the threat landscape and cyber risk, genuine insight can be difficult to find. In The Cyber Security Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO, JC has done the sorely needed task of cutting through the jargon that permeates our industry to deliver practical, actionable advice for senior leaders.Ryan Kalember | EVP Cybersecurity Strategy, Proofpoint


To protect your organization’s data in today’s forbidding threat environment, you need the know-how to organize a robust layer of defenses. Luckily for anyone concerned about these threats, information security expert JC Gaillard has pooled his extensive writings on the topic into a single book: The Cyber Security Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO. Packed with helpful information about the steps you can take to avoid threats stemming from legacy issues while positioning your organization to repel new threats as they arise, this book is a must for security conscious executives.Greg White | Director of Enterprise Security & Risk EMEA, ServiceNow


Have you ever wondered why the best technology money can buy hasn’t put an end to damaging data breaches? Wonder no more. In The Cyber Security Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO, JC Gaillard uses his decades of experience as a security expert to explain why security lapses happen and the proactive steps you can take to shield your organization from them.Ray Stanton | Executive Partner, IBM


As business models, products and technology continue to change, security must evolve too.  There is no one-size-fits-all solution.  It is vital to equip your organization with the resources to develop processes and controls with security in mind.  In his book, a must for CIOs and CEOs alike, JC Gaillard channels his experience to show you how to take control using changes in approach and mindset to prevent cyber incidents as you grow your business. Christine Ashton | Global CIO, SUSE


With digital transformations sweeping the corporate landscape, all too many businesses fail to do what is needed to adequately secure their data. In The Cyber Security Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO, industry expert and advisor JC Gaillard demonstrates why this occurs and explains how you can protect your organization from data breaches by more effectively responding to threats—many stemming from unaddressed legacy issues.Jason Tooley | VP North EMEA, Informatica


With ever larger and more damaging hacks hitting the headlines on a regular basis, failing to take action to secure your organization’s data is not an option. The collection of articles in The Cyber Security Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO provides keen insight into what it takes to secure an organization’s valuable data in today’s threat-rich data online landscape. An essential tool for anyone interested in minimizing an organization’s exposure to security breaches.Robert Davies | CEO, Stealth ISS Group


If you want to learn how legacy cyber security issues can lead to data breaches at even the most security-aware organizations—and more importantly, how you can prevent this from happening to you—The Cyber Security Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO is the book to get. Information security expert JC Gaillard provides a detailed description of how decade-old issues can wreak havoc on an organization’s cyber security defenses and what you can do to protect your organization against legacy and current threats.Neil Cordell | Head of Cyber and Information Security, Swansea University


This book is a must for any executive concerned with increasing an organization’s cyber defenses. The Cyber Security Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO by JC Gaillard details the security and organizational flaws—often resulting from decade-old issues—that trip up many organizations and leave them vulnerable to being hacked. Highly recommended for CEOs, CISOs, and any other executives concerned with staying on top of the latest and greatest methods for defending their data from cyber threats.Martin de Vries | CISO, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)In today’s business world, digital transformation has made optimizing your cyber security defenses more important than ever. Yet, as information security expert JC Gaillard details in The Cyber Security Leadership Handbook for the CISO and the CEO, many companies still fall short of the mark. If you are interested in finding out how best to combine your organizational and technological resources in order to secure your vital data in today’s threat rich environment, this is the book for you.Glenn Hopper | CFO, Sandline Global, and bestselling author of Deep Finance


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