Back to

A collaboration between twenty one
cybersecurity thought leaders.

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Back to Basics

“Back to Basics” is a joint project among twenty one industry leaders coming from security, operations, product, and privacy. The primary theme of this book is that adhering to basic security building blocks creates a strong foundation for cyber resilience.The idea is to share our learnings in small accessible and practical chunks. These tips and tricks can be easily picked up by security leaders and practitioners across the spectrum of organizational maturity. The simple models shared by our contributing authors can become the baseline for how others can efficiently get to an adequate security posture.


Arti Raman

CEO and Founder , Titaniam , Inc.

Caroline Wong

Chief Strategy Officer ,

Tyson Kopczynski

Vice President of Security , Oportun

Ramy Houssaini

Group Privacy Officer , BNP Paribas

David Monahan

SVP , Business Information Security Officer , Bank of America

Chris Roberts

Chief Security Strategist , Cynet Security

Ray Espinoza

Chief Information Security Officer ,

Al Ghous

Chief Information Security Officer , Envision Digital

Debbie Reynolds

Global Data Privacy Expert , Debbie Reynolds Consulting

Ashok Banerjee

Former Chief Technology Officer , Symantec Enterprise Division

William Dougherty

Chief Information Security Officer , Omada Health

Bryan Culp

Head of Security Compliance GTM , Box

Javed Hasan

Global Head of Enterprise Products , Strategy and Alliances , McAfee

Kurt Van Etten

Chief Product Officer , Redseal

Dr Reem AlShammari

Team Leader Information Security , Kuwait Oil Company

Laxmi Sudheer

Senior Security Partner , Netflix

Michael Neuman

Vice President of Information Security , Backstop Solutions Group

Vishal Gupta

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer , Lexmark

Mitch Parker

Chief Information Security Officer , Indiana University Health

Nima Baiati

General Manager Cybersecurity Solutions , Lenovo

Neelima Rustagi

Senior Director , Palo Alto Networks