This book intends to develop cyber awareness and technical knowledge in anyone who is interested in technology by looking at subjects and experiences the average person will have come into contact with in their life. This book aims to provide a complete and comprehensive analysis, technological inputs and case studies for the readers to build their awareness and knowledge, but in a meaningful way which will stay relevant. There are books available on the market, but they primarily discuss theory, and no industry connection or current state-of-the-art technology is presented. By discussing subjects and experiences that all readers will be familiar with, this book will aid understanding and comprehension of how cyber threats can be noticed, avoided and understood in everyday life. As well as case studies, this book also contains plentiful illustrations and supplementary videos, which will be available via YouTube to complement the information.
Giri Govindarajulu is a Chief Information Security officer for Cisco Asiapac and is a 20-year Cisco veteran.
Shyam Sundar Ramaswami is the Lead Threat Researcher with the Cisco Talos Threat Intelligence group. Shyam is a two-time TEDx speaker and a teacher of cybersecurity.
Dr. Shriram K. Vasudevan is currently working as Dean of K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology. He has authored/co-authored 42 books for reputed publishers across the globe and 122 research papers in revered international journals, plus 30 papers for international/national conferences.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Authors. 1 Digital world. 2 It is your money. 3 Your socially, social media. 4 Knock, knock, anybody there? 5 Power up and ready to strike. 6 The guardians of the Internet. 7 Need of the hour: The tech fundamentals. 8 It is your data. 9 Sensors, software, and severities. 10 The cyber laws. 11 How to build a career as a digital detective. Index.
Giri Govindarajulu: Technology Evangelist and Chief Information Security Officer for Cisco Asiapac. He helps transform business by securely connecting people and processes with technology and the Internet of Things.
Along with his role in security, he specializes in collaboration, supply chain, financial, and employee service applications making these available anytime, anywhere on any device. Giri also led the convergence of ‘building systems’ and enterprise solutions to create higher sustainability in enabling a world-class digital workplace and influencing the product roadmap for Smart+Connected communities.
As a leader, Giri is passionate about finding the right balance between innovation and operational excellence. His team and peers recognize him for success in driving innovation and highlighting the importance of technology’s role in enabling business solutions. He has been championing an innovative ecosystem in Academia with the Thinqubator program and startup ecosystem thru the sponsorship of Cisco Launchpad.
He has two patents filed and has been recognized with many industry awards like CSO100, Defender100, BOLD CISO 50, and Infosec Maestro. He has been a speaker in many events globally and judges in many events, including Unicorn Pitches.
Shyam Sundar Ramaswami: a tech geek inspired by superheroes! He wanted the internet to get rid of crime and hate. With ample work experience in CISCO, he not only gained recognition from his peers for his heroic acts on the internet but also a larger audience across the world. Shyam Sundar Ramaswami is a Senior Research Scientist with Cisco’s Research and Efficacy Team. Shyam Sundar Ramaswami is a two-time TEDx speaker who focuses on malware and memory forensics. He has delivered talks in several conferences and universities like Black Hat (Las Vegas), Stanford University (Cyber Security Program), Qubit Forensics (Serbia), Nullcon 2020 (Goa), Cisco Live (Barcelona) and in several IEEE forums in India.
Shyam’s interviews have been published in ZDNET and CISO magazines. He has also taught classes and mentored students/working professionals on "Advanced Malware Attack and Defences" in Stanford University’s cybersecurity program powered by Great Lakes Institute. He runs a mentoring program called "Being Robin," where he mentors students from all over the globe on cybersecurity.
Shriram K. Vasudevan: Academician with a blend of industrial and teaching experience for 15 years. Strongly passionate to take up challenging tasks. Authored/co- authored 42 books for reputed publishers across globe. Authored 122 research papers in revered international journals and 30 papers in international/national conferences. Currently working as Dean of K. Ramakrishnan college of Technology. He is a Fellow – IETE, ACM Distinguished Speaker, CSI Distinguished Speaker and Intel Software Innovator.
Recognized/awarded by Datastax, ACM, IETE, Proctor and Gamble Innovation Centre (India), Dinamalar, AWS (Amazon Web Services), Sabre Technologies, IEEE Compute, Syndicate Bank, MHRD, Elsevier, Bounce, IncubateInd, Smart India Hackathon, Stop the bleed, Hackharvard (Harvard University), Accenture Digital (India), NEC (Nippon Electric Company, Japan), Thought Factory (Axis Bank Innovation Lab), Rakuten (Japan), Titan, Future Group, Institution of Engineers of India (IEI), Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI – Govt. of India), Intel, Microsoft, Wipro, Infosys, IBM India, SoS Ventures (USA), VIT University, Amrita University, Computer Society of India, TBI – TIDE, ICTACT, Times of India, Nehru Group of Institutions, Texas Instruments, IBC Cambridge, Cisco, CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), Indian Air Force, DPSRU Innovation & Incubation foundation, ELGi Equipments (Coimbatore) etc. for his technical expertise. Listed in many famous biographical databases.
The notable honors are mentioned below:
• Winner of the HARVARD University – Hack Harvard Global 2019 – World Hack – 2019. Winner of 50 plus hackathons. Mentor for the Start-ups – GetVU, Loopus Weartech Pvt. Ltd and BGB industries pvt. Limited.
• Selected as "Intel IoT Innovator" and inducted into "Intel Software Innovator" group. Awarded "Top Innovator" award – 2018, "Top Innovator – Innovator Summit 2019".
• World Record Holder – With Sister Subashri Vasudevan (Only Sibling in the Globe to have authored nine books together, Unique World Record Books).
• Entry in Limca Book of Records for National Record – 2015.
• Entry in India Book of Records – National Record and Appreciation –2017.