Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards: A Practitioner's Reference gives you a blueprint on how to develop effective information security policies and procedures. It uses standards such as NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, and COBIT, and regulations such as HIPAA and PCI DSS as the foundation for the content. Highlighting key terminology, policy development concepts and methods, and suggested document structures, it includes examples, checklists, sample policies and procedures, guidelines, and a synopsis of the applicable standards. The author explains how and why procedures are developed and implemented rather than simply provide information and examples. This is an important distinction because no two organizations are exactly alike; therefore, no two sets of policies and procedures are going to be exactly alike. This approach provides the foundation and understanding you need to write effective policies, procedures, and standards clearly and concisely. Developing policies and procedures may seem to be an overwhelming task. However, by relying on the material presented in this book, adopting the policy development techniques, and examining the examples, the task will not seem so daunting. You can use the discussion material to help sell the concepts, which may be the most difficult aspect of the process. Once you have completed a policy or two, you will have the courage to take on even more tasks. Additionally, the skills you acquire will assist you in other areas of your professional and private life, such as expressing an idea clearly and concisely or creating a project plan.
Information Security Policies and Procedures: A Practitioner’s Reference, Second Edition illustrates how policies and procedures support the efficient running of an organization. This book is divided into two parts, an overview of security policies and procedures, and an information security reference guide. This volume points out how security documents and standards are key elements in the business process that should never be undertaken to satisfy a perceived audit or security requirement. Instead, policies, standards, and procedures should exist only to support business objectives or mission requirements; they are elements that aid in the execution of management policies. The book emphasizes how information security must be integrated into all aspects of the business process. It examines the 12 enterprise-wide (Tier 1) policies, and maps information security requirements to each. The text also discusses the need for top-specific (Tier 2) policies and application-specific (Tier 3) policies and details how they map with standards and procedures. It may be tempting to download some organization’s policies from the Internet, but Peltier cautions against that approach. Instead, he investigates how best to use examples of policies, standards, and procedures toward the achievement of goals. He analyzes the influx of national and international standards, and outlines how to effectively use them to meet the needs of your business.
Guidelines for Effective Information Security Management
Author: Thomas R. Peltier
Publisher: CRC Press
By definition, information security exists to protect your organization's valuable information resources. But too often information security efforts are viewed as thwarting business objectives. An effective information security program preserves your information assets and helps you meet business objectives. Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards: Guidelines for Effective Information Security Management provides the tools you need to select, develop, and apply a security program that will be seen not as a nuisance but as a means to meeting your organization's goals. Divided into three major sections, the book covers: writing policies, writing procedures, and writing standards. Each section begins with a definition of terminology and concepts and a presentation of document structures. You can apply each section separately as needed, or you can use the entire text as a whole to form a comprehensive set of documents. The book contains checklists, sample policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and a synopsis of British Standard 7799 and ISO 17799. Peltier provides you with the tools you need to develop policies, procedures, and standards. He demonstrates the importance of a clear, concise, and well-written security program. His examination of recommended industry best practices illustrates how they can be customized to fit any organization's needs. Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards: Guidelines for Effective Information Security Management helps you create and implement information security procedures that will improve every aspect of your enterprise's activities.
Author: Thomas R. Peltier,Justin Peltier,John A. Blackley
Publisher: CRC Press
The instant access that hackers have to the latest tools and techniques demands that companies become more aggressive in defending the security of their networks. Conducting a network vulnerability assessment, a self-induced hack attack, identifies the network components and faults in policies, and procedures that expose a company to the damage caused by malicious network intruders. Managing a Network Vulnerability Assessment provides a formal framework for finding and eliminating network security threats, ensuring that no vulnerabilities are overlooked. This thorough overview focuses on the steps necessary to successfully manage an assessment, including the development of a scope statement, the understanding and proper use of assessment methodology, the creation of an expert assessment team, and the production of a valuable response report. The book also details what commercial, freeware, and shareware tools are available, how they work, and how to use them. By following the procedures outlined in this guide, a company can pinpoint what individual parts of their network need to be hardened, and avoid expensive and unnecessary purchases.
The Certified Information Security Manager®(CISM®) certification program was developed by the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA®). It has been designed specifically for experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities. The Complete Guide to CISM® Certification examines five functional areas—security governance, risk management, information security program management, information security management, and response management. Presenting definitions of roles and responsibilities throughout the organization, this practical guide identifies information security risks. It deals with processes and technical solutions that implement the information security governance framework, focuses on the tasks necessary for the information security manager to effectively manage information security within an organization, and provides a description of various techniques the information security manager can use. The book also covers steps and solutions for responding to an incident. At the end of each key area, a quiz is offered on the materials just presented. Also included is a workbook to a thirty-question final exam. Complete Guide to CISM® Certification describes the tasks performed by information security managers and contains the necessary knowledge to manage, design, and oversee an information security program. With definitions and practical examples, this text is ideal for information security managers, IT auditors, and network and system administrators.
Developing an information security program that adheres to the principle of security as a business enabler must be the first step in an enterprise’s effort to build an effective security program. Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, Information Security Fundamentals, Second Edition provides information security professionals with a clear understanding of the fundamentals of security required to address the range of issues they will experience in the field. The book examines the elements of computer security, employee roles and responsibilities, and common threats. It discusses the legal requirements that impact security policies, including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Detailing physical security requirements and controls, this updated edition offers a sample physical security policy and includes a complete list of tasks and objectives that make up an effective information protection program. Includes ten new chapters Broadens its coverage of regulations to include FISMA, PCI compliance, and foreign requirements Expands its coverage of compliance and governance issues Adds discussions of ISO 27001, ITIL, COSO, COBIT, and other frameworks Presents new information on mobile security issues Reorganizes the contents around ISO 27002 The book discusses organization-wide policies, their documentation, and legal and business requirements. It explains policy format with a focus on global, topic-specific, and application-specific policies. Following a review of asset classification, it explores access control, the components of physical security, and the foundations and processes of risk analysis and risk management. The text concludes by describing business continuity planning, preventive controls, recovery strategies, and how to conduct a business impact analysis. Each chapter in the book has been written by a different expert to ensure you gain the comprehensive understanding of what it takes to develop an effective information security program.
Security practitioners must be able to build cost-effective security programs while also complying with government regulations. Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard lays out these regulations in simple terms and explains how to use control frameworks to build an air-tight information security (IS) program and governance structure. Defining the leadership skills required by IS officers, the book examines the pros and cons of different reporting structures and highlights the various control frameworks available. It details the functions of the security department and considers the control areas, including physical, network, application, business continuity/disaster recover, and identity management. Todd Fitzgerald explains how to establish a solid foundation for building your security program and shares time-tested insights about what works and what doesn’t when building an IS program. Highlighting security considerations for managerial, technical, and operational controls, it provides helpful tips for selling your program to management. It also includes tools to help you create a workable IS charter and your own IS policies. Based on proven experience rather than theory, the book gives you the tools and real-world insight needed to secure your information while ensuring compliance with government regulations.
Teaches end-to-end network security concepts and techniques. Includes comprehensive information on how to design a comprehensive security defense model. Plus, discloses how to develop and deploy computer, personnel, and physical security policies, how to design and manage authentication and authorization methods, and much more.
The Physical Security Strategy and Process Playbook is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of physical security management in the business context. It can be used as an educational tool, help a security manager define security requirements, and serve as a reference for future planning. This book is organized into six component parts around the central theme that physical security is part of sound business management. These components include an introduction to and explanation of basic physical security concepts; a description of the probable security risks for more than 40 functional areas in business; security performance guidelines along with a variety of supporting mitigation strategies; performance specifications for each of the recommended mitigation strategies; guidance on selecting, implementing, and evaluating a security system; and lists of available physical security resources. The Physical Security Strategy and Process Playbook is an essential resource for anyone who makes security-related decisions within an organization, and can be used as an instructional guide for corporate training or in the classroom. The Physical Security Strategy and Process Playbook is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs. Chapters are categorized by issues and cover the fundamental concepts of physical security up to high-level program procedures Emphasizes performance guidelines (rather than standards) that describe the basic levels of performance to be achieved Discusses the typical security risks that occur in more than 40 functional areas of an organization, along with security performance guidelines and specifications for each Covers the selection, implementation, and evaluation of a robust security system
"Designed for easy reference, the Fourth Edition contains important coverage of environmental design, security surveys, locks, lighting, and CCTV as well as new chapters covering the latest in the ISO standards for Risk Assessment & Risk Management, physical security planning, network systems infrastructure, and environmental design. This new edition continues to serve as a valuable reference for experienced security practitioners as well as students in undergraduate and graduate security programs"--
APME,John G. Classe,Lawrence S. Thal,Roger D. Kamen,Ronald S. Rounds
Author: APME,John G. Classe,Lawrence S. Thal,Roger D. Kamen,Ronald S. Rounds
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Count on this complete guide to setting up and managing an optometric practice! Business Aspects of Optometry covers everything related to the business side of a practice — such as selecting a location and staff, equipping the office, office administration and personnel management, marketing, options for a specialty practice, controlling costs, billing and reimbursement, risk management, and financial planning. To succeed in practice, this is the one resource you need! Unique! Expert authors are practice management educators who teach the course in optometry schools. A logical organization makes it easy to find practical information on managing your own practice or purchasing your own practice. Coverage of different types of ownership includes self-employment, individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Coverage of cost control issues compares the selection and use of an optical laboratory versus an in-house finishing lab. Risk management and insurance coverage provides an overview of personal, life, liability, and disability insurance. Coverage of financial planning and tax reporting discusses topics including IRAs, retirement plans, estate planning, and personal and business tax issues. Bulleted lists, tables, figures, and boxes help you locate valuable information quickly. Checklists provide a logical progression in completing tasks. NEW chapters expand the book’s scope of coverage, and include these topics: Personal and professional goal setting Resumes and interviews Debt management Principles of practice transfer Ethics Quality assurance Specialty practice Vision rehabilitation Coding and billing Financial decision making Exit strategies
Schützen Sie die Informationen Ihrer Organisation mit ISO27001:2013 Informationen gehören zu den wichtigsten Ressourcen Ihrer Organisation und ihre Sicherheit ist überlebenswichtig für Ihr Geschäft. Dieser praktische Taschenführer bietet einen grundlegenden Überblick über die beiden wichtigsten Informationssicherheitsstandards mit den formalen Anforderungen (ISO27001:2013) zum Erstellen eines Informationssicherheit-Managementsystems (ISMS) sowie Empfehlungen zu besten Verfahren (ISO27002:2013) für alle jenen, die dieses Einführen, Umsetzen oder Verwalten müssen. Ein auf der Norm ISO27001/ISO27002 basierendes ISMS bietet zahlreiche Vorteile: Verbessern Sie Ihre Effizienz durch Informationssicherheitssysteme und vorgehensweisen, dank derer Sie sich auf ihr Kerngeschäft konzentrieren könnenSchützen Sie Ihre Informationswerte vor einer Reihe von Cyber-Bedrohungen, krimineller Aktivitäten, Gefährdungen durch Insider und SystemausfälleManagen Sie Ihre Risiken systematisch und erstellen Sie Pläne zum Beseitigen oder Verringern von Cyber-BedrohungenErkennen Sie Bedrohungen oder Prozessfehler eher und beheben Sie sie schnellerDer nächste Schritt zur Zertifizierung? Sie können einen unabhängigen Audit Ihres ISMS anhand der Spezifikationen der Norm ISO27001 vornehmen lassen und, wenn dieser die Konformität Ihres ISMS bestätigt, unter Umständen einen akkreditierte Zertifizierung erhalten. Wir veröffentlichen eine Reihe von Toolkits und Büchern zum Thema ISMS (wie „Nine Steps to Success“), die Sie dabei unterstützen. InhaltDie ISO/IEC 27000 Familie von Informationssicherheitsstandards;Hintergrund der Normen;Unterschied Spezifikation - Leitfaden;Zertifizierungsprozess;Die ISMS und ISO27001;Überblick über ISO/IEC 27001:2013;Überblick über ISO/IEC 27002:2013;Dokumente und Aufzeichnungen;Führungsverantwortung;Prozessansatz und PDCA-Zyklus;Kontext, Politik und Anwendungsbereich;Risikobeurteilung;Die Erklärung zur Anwendbarkeit;Umsetzung;Überprüfung und Handeln;Managementprüfung;ISO27001 Anhang A; Über den Autor Alan Calder ist Gründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender der IT Governance Ltd, ein Informations-, Analyse- und Beratungsunternehmen, das Unternehmen bei der Verwaltung von IT-Governance-, Risikomanagement-, Compliance- und Informationssicherheitsfragen unterstützt. Er verfügt über eine langjährige Erfahrung im Senior Management im privaten und öffentlichen Sektor. Dieser praktische Taschenführer bietet einen grundlegenden Überblick über die beiden wichtigsten Informationssicherheitsstandards – kaufen Sie ihn noch heute und erfahren Sie, wie Sie das wertvollste Gut Ihrer Organisation schützen können.
Unpacking the Military Strategy of the United Nations
Author: H. Edström,D. Gyllensporre
Category: Political Science
This book comprises of a range of case studies of military strategy, based on UN documents, observing and concluding the effectiveness of each individual case. Edstrom and Gyllensporre analyse the UN's military strategy, its consequences and its potential to fulfil political ambitions.
William Stallings' Effective Cybersecurity offers a comprehensive and unified explanation of the best practices and standards that represent proven, consensus techniques for implementing cybersecurity. Stallings draws on the immense work that has been collected in multiple key security documents, making this knowledge far more accessible than it has ever been before. Effective Cybersecurity is organized to align with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security, but deepens, extends, and complements ISF's work with extensive insights from the ISO 27002 Code of Practice for Information Security Controls, the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, COBIT 5 for Information Security, and a wide spectrum of standards and guidelines documents from ISO, ITU-T, NIST, Internet RFCs, other official sources, and the professional, academic, and industry literature. In a single expert source, current and aspiring cybersecurity practitioners will find comprehensive and usable practices for successfully implementing cybersecurity within any organization. Stallings covers: Security Planning: Developing approaches for managing and controlling the cybersecurity function; defining the requirements specific to a given IT environment; and developing policies and procedures for managing the security function Security Management: Implementing the controls to satisfy the defined security requirements Security Evaluation: Assuring that the security management function enables business continuity; monitoring, assessing, and improving the suite of cybersecurity controls. Beyond requiring a basic understanding of cryptographic terminology and applications, this book is self-contained: all technology areas are explained without requiring other reference material. Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material. These include: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, and glossaries to QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources.
SSCP (System Security Certified Practitioner) is the companion test to CISSP, appealing to the practitioners who implement the security policies that the CISSP-certified professionals create Organized exactly like the bestselling The CISSP Prep Guide (0-471-41356-9) by Ronald L. Krutz and Russell Dean Vines, who serve as consulting editors for this book This study guide greatly enhances the reader's understanding of how to implement security policies, standards, and procedures in order to breeze through the SSCP security certification test CD-ROM contains a complete interactive self-test using all the questions and answers from the book, powered by the Boson test engine
Develop and implement an effective end-to-end security program Today’s complex world of mobile platforms, cloud computing, and ubiquitous data access puts new security demands on every IT professional. Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition (previously titled Network Security: The Complete Reference) is the only comprehensive book that offers vendor-neutral details on all aspects of information protection, with an eye toward the evolving threat landscape. Thoroughly revised and expanded to cover all aspects of modern information security—from concepts to details—this edition provides a one-stop reference equally applicable to the beginner and the seasoned professional. Find out how to build a holistic security program based on proven methodology, risk analysis, compliance, and business needs. You’ll learn how to successfully protect data, networks, computers, and applications. In-depth chapters cover data protection, encryption, information rights management, network security, intrusion detection and prevention, Unix and Windows security, virtual and cloud security, secure application development, disaster recovery, forensics, and real-world attacks and countermeasures. Included is an extensive security glossary, as well as standards-based references. This is a great resource for professionals and students alike. Understand security concepts and building blocks Identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risk Optimize authentication and authorization Use IRM and encryption to protect unstructured data Defend storage devices, databases, and software Protect network routers, switches, and firewalls Secure VPN, wireless, VoIP, and PBX infrastructure Design intrusion detection and prevention systems Develop secure Windows, Java, and mobile applications Perform incident response and forensic analysis
Industry's Guide to ISO 9000 offers a complete reference book for industry practitioners. It emphasizes technical and managerial processes, especially project management techniques, to implement changes at the product development level. Because personnel play a central role in the ISO 9000 standard, Industry's Guide to ISO 9000 focuses on people-related issues and shows how, with proper management, normally arduous procedures can be made easier for all concerned. Practitioners in all functional areas of business and industry - industrial and systems engineers, process engineers, designers, R & D managers, plant managers, production supervisors, manufacturing engineers, and quality engineers - will find Industry's Guide to ISO 9000 an essential guide to professional success.
The common foreign and security policy (CFSP) of the European Union and its member states reflects an unprecedented form of international cooperation on the borderline between international law and European Community law. While more 'supranational' European community, CFSP in this book is presented as a form of legal cooperation that is far from informal. The former diplomatic European Political Cooperation has developed into a policy in which the states still play an important role, but where their competences are shared with the international organisation called the European Union. Conclusions on the interpretation of the 'CFSP legal order' and on the legal status of the European Union are based on a thorough analysis of the purposes and scope of CFSP, the decision-making procedures, the nature of the CFSP decisions, the existing supervisory mechanisms and the competences of the European Union. The book addresses the key issues of international institutional law in an original and clarifying manner. This makes the book not only a valuable source for academics working in European Union law and international institutional law in general, but also for practitioners involved in national and European foreign policy making. The book contains an extensive bibliography as well as a list of adopted CFSP decisions.