This book explores a broad cross section of research and actual case studies to draw out new insights that may be used to build a benchmark for IT security professionals. This research takes a deeper dive beneath the surface of the analysis to uncover novel ways to mitigate data security vulnerabilities, connect the dots and identify patterns in the data on breaches. This analysis will assist security professionals not only in benchmarking their risk management programs but also in identifying forward looking security measures to narrow the path of future vulnerabilities.

chapter 1|22 pages


Understanding Vulnerability

chapter 2|35 pages

Cognitive Behavior

Advances in Situational Awareness

chapter 3|42 pages

The Cyber Paradox

Why More (of the Same) Is Less

chapter 5|14 pages


Hacking the Mind of the Hacker

chapter 6|31 pages

Cognitive Risk Framework for Cybersecurity

Redesigning Risk Management and Internal Controls Design