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Cybersecurity Canon Book Review: “Digital Resilience”

Palo Alto Networks Blog | February 27, 2020

I got into cybersecurity because I read books like Winn Schwartau’s “Information Warfare,” William Gibson’s “Neuromancer” and Cliff Stoll’s “Cuckoo’s Egg.” These books gave me a very balanced view of what cybersecurity could be, even though no one called them cyber in the 90s. Until I got Ray Rothrock’s book, “Digital Resilience,” I didn’t have a book I was comfortable with suggesting as a great first read to the next generation of cyber professionals.

If you’ve recently been put in charge of IT or IT operations and didn’t grow up in cyber over the past 20 years, “Digital Resilience” is for you. This book is also equally useful for new CEOs, CFOs or board members who need to understand cyber risk without getting overwhelmed with IT technology or the defeatism of “hackers and nation-states will always get in, so why bother.”

Book Review: Digital Resilience, by Ray Rothrock

Tag Cyber | November 1, 2019

By Edward Amoroso

There was a time in America, decades ago, when one would feel obliged to possess a good working knowledge of science and technology to be considered a well-rounded adult. This is how physicists like Einstein became mainstream celebrities, attending film openings with Charlie Chaplin, and being hailed for scientific contributions. Years later, NASA engineers were treated accordingly, especially by young people hoping to someday design rockets.

Cyber Attacks Are Inevitable. How Do We Protect Ourselves?

Supply Chain Brain | November 1, 2019

RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock joins Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain, to discuss cybersecurity and protecting ourselves with resilience.

The SupplyChainBrain Podcast features in-depth conversations with industry practitioners, academics, consultants and other experts on every aspect of supply-chain management and international trade.

7 Technology Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Forbes | October 8, 2019

Malware, ransomeware, phishing attacks, viruses…are just some of the cyberthreats facing society. And they are getting more destructive.

What to do? Well, Ray Rothrock–who is a venture capitalist and is on the board of Check Point Software–has some solid answers. In his book, he goes over key areas like assessing networks, identifying threats and how to spruce up defenses. He also stresses that security can never be 100% but there are still actions to take that will greatly increase the odds of avoiding a hack.

Are You Ready for a Digital Doomsday?

Kotecki On Tech | September 16, 2019

“How do you recover from an attack and not go down?”

His answer: apply a resilience mindset from the physical world to deal with digital danger. 

Cybersecurity is Failing—Time for a Reset?

Blog InfoSec | August 26, 2019

Digital Resilience: What You Can Do – Now

Tau Beta Pi – The Bent | June 18, 2019 (Page 14)

Digital Trends Live with Ray Rothrock

Digital Trends Live | June 10, 2019

Cyber Canon Book Review: Digital Resilience

Palo Alto Networks | May 15, 2019

Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat? by Ray Rothrock, Book Reviewed by Ron Gula, President Gula Tech Adventures & Co-Founder Tenable Network Security

I recommend “Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat” to smart people who need to rapidly learn the history and issues of cybersecurity, so they can make effective decisions and formulate strategies to manage cybersecurity today.

If you’ve recently been put in charge of IT or IT operations and didn’t grow up in cybersecurity over the past 20 years, this book is for you. This book is also equally useful for new CEOs, CFOs or board members who need to understand cyber risk without getting overwhelmed with IT technology or the defeatism of “hackers and nation states will always get in, so why bother”.

An Interview with Ray Rothrock at the 2019 CERIAS Symposium

Cyber.Now Podcast | April 15, 2019

Host Nick Sturgeon interviews Ray Rothrock, the CEO of RedSeal and the opening Keynote for the 2019 CERIAS Security Symposium. The Cyber.Now Podcast is a weekly 30 minute liberty-based program, focusing on the latest in technology, politics, cybersecurity and government.