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Last December, as Neil Daswani and Moudy Elbayadi were counting down the final weeks until the publishing of their new book, “Big Breaches: Cybersecurity Lessons for Everyone,” they had no clue the infosec world was about to uncover perhaps the most significant mass breach in its history: the SolarWinds hack.

The timing couldn’t be any more appropriate for their instructional tome, which identifies the six key root causes of most breaches – phishing, malware, third-party compromise and abuse, software vulnerabilities, unencrypted data, and inadvertent employee mistakes – and offers key tips for security professionals, business executives, board members and consumers to defend themselves.

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