IT Strategies and Defenses
Internationally-recognized cybersecurity expert O. Sami Saydjari has written the authoritative bible for
crafting cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions to defend against even the most sophisticated attacks,
Engineering Trustworthy Systems; Get Cybersecurity Design Right the First Time.
This professional, step-by-step guide shows how to design and deploy highly secure systems on-time
and within budget. It offers a comprehensive set of objectives and shows how to build and maintain
powerful, cost-effective cybersecurity systems. Whether you are a cyber-
emergency responder, manager of information technology, or systems designer, you will learn to think
strategically and apply advanced countermeasures that address the entire attack space.
Engineering Trustworthy Systems covers the following five major areas:
Part I: What Do You Want?
Defines the cybersecurity problem and all of its aspects in order to determine next steps.
Part II: What Could Go Wrong?
Reveals why cybersecurity engineers must deeply understand the nature of attacks to properly design
defenses against them.
Part III: What Are the Building Blocks of Mitigating Risk?
Explores the solution space for the problems defined in the first two parts.
Part IV: How Do You Orchestrate Cybersecurity?
Addresses the attack space holistically and lays out the principles of cybersecurity architecture, including
dependability and intrusion tolerance.
Part V: Move Cybersecurity Forward.
Shows how to plan for the future.
“The book carefully builds from the most foundational elements of cybersecurity to the most complex and
nuanced topics that can make your performance more effective, efficient, and stronger,” says Saydjari.
“Much of the information in this book can be found nowhere else.”
For more information, additional review copies, or an interview with the author, please contact:
Contact: Stephen Matteo / 212-583-2776 / Stephen.Matteo@finnpartners.com
O. Sami Saydjari is the founder and president of Cyber Defense Agency,
a premier professional services firm specializing in cybersecurity,
computer network defense, and information security. Formed over fifteen
years ago, the firm’s clients include major banks and security product
vendors, as well as the Navy, Air Force, NASA, U.S. Department of
Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary of Defense and Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he created one of
the most significant investments in information assurance in US history.
Saydjari is available for interview/guest post on topics including:
– What IT professionals and professors need to know about new cybersecurity threats.
– How an organization, business, or government agency should assess cybersecurity risks.
– What’s not being done to architect a cybersecurity-sound system.
– How we can understand the attacker’s mindset in order to prevent such attacks.
– How to protect against the failures to guard data such as those were experienced by Equifax, Yahoo, Adult
Friend Finder, eBay, JP Morgan Chase, and Target.
“This book is for those vulnerable to cyberattacks, the very people who are dependent on information
technology – businesses, government, legal, medical, and academic sectors,” says Saydjari.
Engineering Trustworthy Systems; Get Cybersecurity Design Right the First Time (McGraw-Hill,
July 2018, 672 pages; Trade Paper, $60, ISBN: 978-1-260-11817-9).
O. Sami Saydjari – Biography
With thirty-five years of experience in the field, he’s been quoted by or featured in major news media
outlets, including: The New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox
News, CNN, ABC, CBS, Al Jazeera America and PBS Frontline.
Saydjari earned his M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University. The Director of NSA named him
an NSA Fellow in 1993 and 1994. He has published more than a dozen technical papers in publications
such as the National Cryptographic Quarterly and has presented his research at major cybersecurity
venues such as the National Computer Security Conference, the Annual Computer Security Applications
Conference, the IEEE Security and Privacy Conference, and the ACM New Security Paradigms
For more information, please consult: www.SamiSaydjari.com and www.Engineering Trustworthy
Systems.com. Saydjari resides in Clarksville, Maryland.