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Book review: SK Sethi explains the importance of cyber security in today’s world in his new book
Trans World Features | @twfindia | 02 Feb 2021
Book review: SK Sethi explains the importance of cyber security in today’s world in his new book
In the modern age of artificial intelligence, where technology is being dominated by software rather than hardware, we are still getting lured by the shiny glittery displays, storage, and camera specifications, while what we must look out for and spend our hard-earned money on – cybersecurity – is the last thing on our mind.

Ever been to a retailer or a shopping mall, looking for a new cell phone? You must have spent some time looking for the camera, storage, and display.

 

But what about the security of all the precious data stored inside your device? What about the passwords, important scanned documents, or your private pictures?

 

To err is human, but a failure at cybersecurity makes you lose your jobs like the CEOs of Target, Yahoo, and Equifax, or make you pay huge amounts of ransomware to a hacker.

 

Dealing with such upheavals takes a toll on one's mental, physical and emotional health.

 

The book ‘1 Cyber Attack Can Ruin You Forever’ by SK Sethi is a timely warning about the kind of cyber threats that are prevalent these ways or how these operate to wreck our data security.

 

This book is divided into twelve chapters which vividly describe all the different aspects of cybersecurity from the very basic to the most advanced form, supporting everything with relevant case studies from India and abroad.

 

This book is a must for every person, be it an ordinary citizen or the chairman of a popular MNC, guiding its readers not only about the necessity of cybersecurity but also about the various ways in which cybersecurity can be implemented.

 

“Without strengthening the Cyber Security of your organization do not buy Cyber Insurance. It will be a waste of money,” reminds Sethi in his book.

 

The author thus puts emphasis on the different insurance policies that have been in the market since the rise of cybersecurity.
 

He has discussed the different loopholes present in the policies and ways in which someone can come out of them.

 

S K Sethi has made it a point to include all the tips and tricks so that ordinary citizens can reach out to their local police cyber cell for help.

 

The book comes up with a totally new  idea named, the “Sethi Concept of IT Budget,” which gives the reader a clear vision about how much one should ideally invest, in building a strong cybersecurity system along with a strong cybersecurity team.

 

It emphasizes how one can create a cyber secure ecosystem within a company just by following a few simple steps.

 

This book brings to readers a wholesome experience by being an amalgamation of the benefits and the risk of modern technology, skills on the development of risk management and perception, and how the risks can be insured.

 

Hence, this book is a must buy for all, especially if you are concerned about cyber threats.