Message From Dr. Dave:



You gave me quite a surprise.

I had gone to bed early, for I wasn’t feeling well after the second dose of a vaccine. I thought I would take a casual look at your book about cybersecurity that had just arrived. I stayed up until two in the morning reading your book. I read it like a Conan Doyle novel; I could not let go. Not only is the book beautifully written, in a mellifluous style, the masterly narration of facts and ideas makes it hard to put down.

One more thing. I spent a large part of my life in business and, while in IBM, I woke up to the easy abuse of data. Books that really help are hard to find. You have written one. It will be of profound use to executives. One look at your superb appendices should convince anyone of that. I hope that Sage realizes what a gem you have given them and markets the book with the vigor it eminently deserves.

Best wishes.

Manish Nandy

Manish Nandy

Author and Columnist

This invaluable book “Cybersecurity Readiness: A Holistic and High-Performance Approach” combines academic rigour with practitioner driven insights to provide clear guidance for organisations to enhance their cybersecurity readiness.

Professor Edgar A. Whitley

London School of Economics and Political Science

Professor Chatterjee’s book does an outstanding job of identifying the different kinds of cybersecurity attacks and describing the various managerial, organizational, and technological preventive measures. Dave’s book is highly readable and actionable, with numerous examples drawn from recent accounts of cybersecurity attacks and data breaches.

Professor Hugh J. Watson

Management Information Systems Department, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia

Professor Chatterjee’s book is a must-read for any executive who views their organizations’ data as a strategic asset. It is one of the finest works I have read on giving a broad understanding of the dangerous cyber world we live in and why it is here to stay with us. His work provides an excellent framework for building and sustaining a high-performance security culture, with appropriate systems and processes, to achieve cyber-risk resilience and operate business with confidence rather than fear.

Rohit Verma

Chief Executive Officer, Crawford & Company

This book is definitely a must-read for everyone in the knowledge economy. If your organization uses this approach to fortify its cybersecurity culture, it will ultimately save your jobs and your reputation, enhance your competitiveness, and avoid millions to billions of dollars in costs down the line! Cancel the rest of your meetings today and start reading!

Zareer Siganporia

Chief Executive Officer, Trusted Tech Partners

Commitment, preparedness, and discipline in cybersecurity are things Professor Chatterjee has been advocating for many years. The book is a comprehensive summary for executives who wish to understand how cybersecurity has moved from a “techie” topic to a serious boardroom agenda and what organizations should be doing to not only defend, but also respond and build resilience in case of a cyberattack. Professor Chatterjee’s writing style is simple and offers an engaging, informative, and most importantly, actionable read and is highly recommended as an executive leadership must-read and must-discuss book.

Tushar Sachdev

Chief Technology Officer, KORE Wireless

Professor Chatterjee’s book highlights the traits of a high-performing information security culture: commitment, preparedness, and discipline. His insight and accessible tactics make this book mandatory for any institution looking to mitigate financial and reputational risk.

Azi Quinn

Agile Transformation Leader, Financial Services Industry

Dr. Chatterjee does a superb job of portraying both the business need and the technology approach to define a successful security strategy.

Rob Purks

Senior Executive, Telecommunications Industry

In my years leading enterprise IT organizations, I can personally attest to the effectiveness of the concepts outlined here and I wholeheartedly recommend this book. In fact, I believe that this should be required reading for anyone entering today’s workforce, regardless of their role. Cybersecurity is not an IT issue, which Dr. Chatterjee makes clear, but rather something that requires everyone’s knowledge and involvement. A must read!

Joseph Pekala

President, ESP Holdings LLC

Dr. Dave’s book on cybersecurity management is an eye opener for all organizations in today’s world. He has taken tremendous efforts in presenting how to identify, defend, respond, and build resilience in case of cyberattacks in a very simple way.

Arun Kumar Narayan

Director, Audit & Asset Protection, Alshaya Group

Dr. Chatterjee’s book fortifies the most essential truth when it comes to effective cybersecurity programs: “technology alone will not mitigate cybersecurity risks.” He identifies key traits that need to be engrained in organizational culture to support the cybersecurity mission as well as seventeen success factors within that cultural framework that any student or practitioner should consider when evaluating their security posture.

Stoddard Mannikin

Chief Information Security Officer, Prominent U.S. Pediatric Healthcare Organization

Prof. Chatterjee’s book is a very pragmatic and comprehensive guide to cybersecurity readiness. The governance framework is both powerful and easy to comprehend. Anchored on three high-performance security culture dimensions of commitment, preparedness, and discipline, the framework presents a set of seventeen cybersecurity success factors

Professor Daniel O’Leary

Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Very few issues in the modern world are as pervasive to individuals, corporations, and governments as that of cybersecurity. Dave brings to light aspects that have received too little attention, that is, the human factor, which provides a context that is central to this issue. The “success factors” he puts forward in the book provide any organization with the means to benchmark and monitor changes in programs of all sizes.

Professor Jimmie Lenz

Director, Master of Engineering in FinTech and Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University

Professor Chatterjee leads his readers into the domain organizational aspects of cybersecurity and provides mechanisms to assess and plan a company’s readiness for future vulnerabilities and not just respond to the threats from a technical viewpoint. The book would find favor with an entire generation of business leaders interested in creating a secure organization.

Professor Ashish Kumar Jha

Trinity College Dublin

While there are many publications focused on the technical aspects of cybersecurity, very few provide such a well-formulated crosswalk between the technical and business sides of cyber risk. Cybersecurity Readiness: A Holistic and High-Performance Approach provides a clear roadmap for security practitioners to utilize as they build comprehensive information security programs, and it also guides business leaders and board members as they navigate through the journey of understanding and managing cyber risk as an enterprise risk.

Gretchen Hiley

Chief Information Security Officer, Senior Vice President, Global Information Security, Crawford & Company

Dr. Dave Chatterjee is a renowned scholar and technology thought leader. His vast knowledge and insight into the world of cybersecurity is well known and widely sought after by industry, academic, and government leaders around the globe. Now he delivers a book that gives leaders a real-world, coherent understanding of what they face and the multiple dimensions necessary to prepare and respond

Dr. Anne DeBeer

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


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Dr. Chatterjee shares some highlights from his book at the LinkedIn Live event on September 29, 2021. The event was sponsored and hosted by The University of Georgia's Executive Education program.

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Invited Speaker,Cybersecurity Education Done Right: An Inclusive and Holistic Approach, Christine and Lou Friedrich Speaker Series, University of Illinois at Springfield, March 25, 2022

Guest Speaker, Supply Chain Management: Realities and Implications, Prof. Greg Twiss's class on Managing Product Design, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Oct 18, 2021

Featured Speaker, "Cybersecurity Readiness: A Holistic and High-Performance Approach," School of Engineering, Mercer University, November 6, 2020

Keynote Speaker, "How to Safely Navigate and Operate Your Systems During a Pandemic," 2020 Hartwell/Hart County Virtual Cybersecurity Summit, July 10, 2020

Featured Speaker, "Cybersecurity Preparedness and Big Data Analytics,” Trinity College Dublin, June 8, 2020

Reviewer, Cybersecurity Project Proposal, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, April 2020

Invited Speaker, Initiative for the Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX), University of Exeter, London, February 13, 2020

Chatterjee, D. et al. (2021). Car Buying in the Digital Age: Key Elements of an Ideal Dealership Experience. SAGE Business Cases.

Workshop on Enterprise Digitization Trends and Implications, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), January 24, 2020

Member, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) SWAT Team for CISOs, Cybersecurity Collaborative (2018-2019)

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Intelligent Green Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond

Media Appearances

Dr. Dave Chatterjee's ProBusiness Channel Interview
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TEISS Talk with Dr. Dave Chatterjee


Dr. Dave Chatterjee "Cybersecurity is Everyone's Business" Podcast

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