An Empowering Book ‘Introduction to Cybersecurity’ Receives Golden Book Award 2024

Introduction to Cybersecurity: Concepts, Principles, Technologies, and Practices by Ajay Singh (Universities Press, Orient Blackswan 2023) was among the winners at the Golden Book Awards 2024 (

In an era where digital threats loom large, cybersecurity has emerged as an indispensable survival skill. This book gives students and professional managers the basic knowledge they need to deal with cybersecurity issues at both the personal and organizational level. It covers a wide range of topics, such as the different kinds of cybercrimes and cyberattacks, the best practices, strategies, tools, and technologies for information security, and the cyber laws and regulations that affect both cybercrime and cybersecurity. It also shows how the development and improvement of digital technologies have shaped both cybercrime and cybersecurity.

The book is a valuable resource for those who want to build a career in cybersecurity as well as anyone who wants to learn more about cybersecurity and how to protect themselves and their organizations from cyber threats. Given its coverage of a wide range of topics, teachers and reviewers have found the book to be useful as a fundamental textbook for UG and PG students for not only Computer Science other streams like commerce and arts as well.

Key Highlights of the book:

Course and Reference Material: This book has seamlessly integrated itself into several cybersecurity courses as a textbook, serving as a trusted resource for learners. The contents of the book are well structured for fostering easy learning and include:

Clearly defined objectives at the beginning of every chapter

Nuggets of information, such as contextual case studies, important statistics, critical definitions, and crucial processes, presented as info boxes.

Chapter-end exercises comprising multiple choice questions with answers and subjective questions.

Additional self-assessment questions at the end of the book

Library Collections: It finds a place of honour in esteemed libraries, including the Prime Ministers’ Museum and Library in New Delhi and The National Library of India.

Career Building: Whether you aspire to a cybersecurity career or simply seek to safeguard yourself and your organization, this book provides invaluable insights.

Broad Applicability: Reviewers have hailed it as a fundamental textbook suitable not only for Computer Science students but also for those pursuing commerce and arts.

Golden Book Awards recognize the exceptional literary works that have made a significant impact. The awards are organised by Wings Publication International, a leading independent publisher in India.

Ajay Singh, the author of the book is a veteran IT professional and former CEO of a fintech company. He is a prolific writer who has authored several books on cybersecurity including CyberStrong: A Primer on Cyber Risk Management for Business Managers. (SAGE, 2020) which was an award-winning finalist at the International Book Awards at the American Book Fest 2022.

He says, “The Golden Book Award motivates me to pursue my personal mission to spread awareness that knowledge of cybersecurity is a top priority for everyone in an increasingly interconnected world with redoubled vigour.”

The risks and potential damages associated with cyber breaches continue to grow at an unprecedented scale. Cybersecurity breaches have far-reaching economic and societal ramifications. They can disrupt businesses, compromise personal data, and even impact national security. Only awareness and knowledge of cybersecurity can keep us secure.

“My sincere thanks to renowned publishing house Universities Press (Orient Blackswan) for bringing out the book and making it available to a wide audience.” Singh adds.

The book is available all over the world in print, Kindle and eBook formats in all leading bookstores and platforms such as Amazon, eBay, Flipkart, Apple Books, WH Smith, Rakuten Kobo and more.

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