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Cybersecurity Governance

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Cybersecurity Governance: A guide for executives who need to understand cybersecurity in plain, actionable language, by Dr Darryl J Carlton

Offering insights tailored for high-level decision-makers, this guide is an indispensable resource for any executive committed to enhancing their organization’s cybersecurity posture, ensuring a robust, informed response to the omnipresent threat of cyber intrusion.


Chapter 1: Understanding Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity’s Evolution

Cybersecurity Today

Cybersecurity Challenges

The Path Forward

Compliance in Cyberspace

Cybersecurity Goals

Threat versus Vulnerability

The Militarization of Cyberspace

Lex Informatica

A Framework for Global Leadership

In a Nutshell

Key Messages

Chapter 2: Threats and Trends

Major Cybersecurity Threats

The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Internet of Things (IoT)

Growing Global Risk

In a Nutshell

Key Messages

Chapter 3: The Global Landscape

The Current State of International Law

The Information Security Forum

Intellectual Property and the Value of Data

Case Study: McAfee’s Response

Information Warfare on a Global Scale

What Did You Do in the War, Grandpa?

In a Nutshell

Key Messages

Chapter 4: Cybersecurity Law

The U.S. Approach to Cybersecurity Law

States versus Federal Laws

EU’s Harmonized Regulatory Framework

Divergent Approaches

U.S. Federal Initiatives

Implications and Consequences

What does this mean to you?

The European Approach to Cybersecurity Law

CLOUD Act versus EU GDPR

Australian Legal and Regulatory Framework

In a Nutshell

Key Messages

Chapter 5: International Conventions

International Conventions

In a Nutshell

Key Messages

Chapter 6: Managing Cyber Risk

Understanding Risk

Stages of an Attack

Defense or Offence?

Understanding Risk

The U.S. Air Force and the OODA Loop

Digging a little deeper

Risk Assessment and Analysis Tools

Stages of an Attack

Case Study: WannaCry Ransomware Virus

From Passive to Active Defense

In a Nutshell

Key Messages

Chapter 7: Why Care About Standards?

ISO/IEC 38500―IT Governance

The emergence of an IT Governance Standard

International Standard ISO/IEC 38500

ISO/IEC 27001

SA/IEC 62443

Certifications for Working in Cybersecurity

In a Nutshell

Key Messages

Chapter 8: The Ethics of Cybersecurity

Recap: Cambridge Analytica and Facebook

Do we have evidence to support our beliefs?

In a Nutshell

Key Messages

Chapter 9: Nutshell of Nutshells



In today’s digital age, no business is immune to the relentless threat of cyberattacks that besiege organizations globally on a daily basis. The stark reality is that it’s not a matter of if but when your systems will become a target, potentially leading to significant data breaches and operational disruptions. As a leader, possessing a deep understanding of cybersecurity’s critical role within your organization is not optional—it’s imperative. This knowledge empowers you to engage meaningfully with your technical teams, steering strategic discussions and decisions that fortify your organization’s defenses against these inevitable cyber incursions. Aimed squarely at managers, executives, finance leaders, CEOs, and company directors, this book demystifies cybersecurity from a leadership perspective. It’s crafted specifically for those at the helm who must comprehend their pivotal role and responsibilities in navigating the cybersecurity landscape.

About Darryl

Darryl has spent his entire adult life in information technology, almost 50 years. And while he keeps dreaming about one day getting a real job, frankly, this is all he knows, and as it turns out, he is quite good at it. He has found a niche, which he refers to as “translating between business and technology”. While his very first degree in 1983 was in Artificial Intelligence and expert systems, he has specialized in project management. He has run more than 30 projects with a combined value in excess of $3 Billion. He is committed to life-long learning. This is reflected in the fact that he is working towards a second Ph.D. He loves being on, under, or near the water. He scuba dives and sails. Even his dog Simba is a water dog!


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