Remember Mafiaboy? He's the 15-year-old Canadian who hacked into CNN's Internet site last year and knocked it offline for four hours.
If there was a positive to that case, it was that companies got a wake-up call. Mafiaboy and other high-profile hacking cases drew attention to digital security, one of the most critical issues facing companies.
McGraw-Hill has published a book on the issue by Mary Pat McCarthy and Stuart Campbell of consulting firm KMPG LLC. Security Transformation: Digital Defense Strategies to Protect Your Company's Reputation & Market Share is a deep dive into security threats emerging with the growth of e-business. It offers security strategies as well as danger signs associated with looming security breaches.
The book, which went on sale in June and sells for $24.95, has an automotive connection. Several pages are devoted to Co-visint LLC, the online trade exchange.