1st Edition

Cybertax Managing the Risks and Results

By George K. Tsantes, James Ransome Copyright 2023
    138 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    138 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    Cybersecurity risk is a top-of-the-house issue for all organizations. Cybertax—Managing the Risks and Results is a must read for every current or aspiring executive seeking the best way to manage and mitigate cybersecurity risk. It examines cybersecurity as a tax on the organization and charts the best ways leadership can be cybertax efficient. Viewing cybersecurity through the cybertax lens provides an effective way for non–cybersecurity experts in leadership to manage and govern cybersecurity in their organizations

    The book outlines questions and leadership techniques to gain the relevant information to manage cybersecurity threats and risk. The book enables executives to:

    • Understand cybersecurity risk from a business perspective
    • Understand cybersecurity risk as a tax (cybertax)
    • Understand the cybersecurity threat landscape
    • Drive business-driven questions and metrics for managing cybersecurity risk
    • Understand the Seven C’s for managing cybersecurity risk

    Governing the cybersecurity function is as important as governing finance, sales, human resources, and other key leadership responsibilities Executive leadership needs to manage cybersecurity risk like they manage other critical risks, such as sales, finances, resources, and competition. This book puts managing cybersecurity risk on an even plane with these other significant risks that demand leaderships’ attention. The authors strive to demystify cybersecurity to bridge the chasm from the top-of-the-house to the cybersecurity function. This book delivers actionable advice and metrics to measure and evaluate cybersecurity effectiveness across your organization.

    Chapter 1. What Is Cybertax?
    Chapter 2. Cybertax Management
    Chapter 3. Cybertax Efficiency
    Chapter 4. Know Your Adversary
    Chapter 5. Governing Cybersecurity Risk
    Chapter 6. Solution—CYBERPHOS


    George Tsantes has been a partner in two leading consulting firms and the CTO of an identity management company. He has over 30 years of experience delivering innovative technology and cybersecurity solutions, including five patents in identity management.

    Dr. James Ransome, PhD, CISSP, CISM is a veteran chief information security officer (CISO), chief security officer (CSO), and chief product security officer (CPSO) roles as well as an author and co-author of numerous cyber security books. He has a Ph.D. in information systems specializing in information security and is a Ponemon Institute Distinguished Fellow.