In todayOCOs technology-driven environment, there is an ever-increasing demand for information delivery. A compromise has to be struck between security and availability. This book is a pragmatic guide to information assurance for both business professionals and technical experts. This second edition includes the security of cloud-based resources."
Incorporating both the managerial and technical aspects of this discipline, the authors address knowledge areas of Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification throughout and include many examples of issues faced by today's businesses.
Management of Information Security, Third Edition focuses on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. This new edition includes up-to-date information on changes in the field such as revised sections on national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series. With these updates, Management of Information Security continues to offer a unique overview of information security from a management perspective while maintaining a finger on the pulse of industry changes and academic relevance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Create appropriate, security-focused business propositions that consider the balance between cost, risk, and usability, while starting your journey to become an information security manager. Covering a wealth of information that explains exactly how the industry works today, this book focuses on how you can set up an effective information security practice, hire the right people, and strike the best balance between security controls, costs, and risks. Practical Information Security Management provides a wealth of practical advice for anyone responsible for information security management in the workplace, focusing on the ‘how’ rather than the ‘what’. Together we’ll cut through the policies, regulations, and standards to expose the real inner workings of what makes a security management program effective, covering the full gamut of subject matter pertaining to security management: organizational structures, security architectures, technical controls, governance frameworks, and operational security. This book was not written to help you pass your CISSP, CISM, or CISMP or become a PCI-DSS auditor. It won’t help you build an ISO 27001 or COBIT-compliant security management system, and it won’t help you become an ethical hacker or digital forensics investigator – there are many excellent books on the market that cover these subjects in detail. Instead, this is a practical book that offers years of real-world experience in helping you focus on the getting the job done. What You Will Learn Learn the practical aspects of being an effective information security manager Strike the right balance between cost and risk Take security policies and standards and make them work in reality Leverage complex security functions, such as Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Security Architecture Who This Book Is For“/div>divAnyone who wants to make a difference in offering effective security management for their business. You might already be a security manager seeking insight into areas of the job that you’ve not looked at before, or you might be a techie or risk guy wanting to switch into this challenging new career. Whatever your career goals are, Practical Security Management has something to offer you.
Updated annually to keep up with the increasingly fast pace of change in the field, the Information Security Management Handbook is the single most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on information security (IS) and assurance. Facilitating the up-to-date understanding required of all IS professionals, the Information Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition, Volume 5 reflects the latest issues in information security and the CISSP® Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®). This edition updates the benchmark Volume 1 with a wealth of new information to help IS professionals address the challenges created by complex technologies and escalating threats to information security. Topics covered include chapters related to access control, physical security, cryptography, application security, operations security, and business continuity and disaster recovery planning. The updated edition of this bestselling reference provides cutting-edge reporting on mobile device security, adaptive threat defense, Web 2.0, virtualization, data leakage, governance, and compliance. Also available in a fully searchable CD-ROM format, it supplies you with the tools and understanding to stay one step ahead of evolving threats and ever-changing standards and regulations.
How to Reduce Risk Through Employee Education, Training and Awareness
Author: Mr Angus McIlwraith
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Business & Economics
Research suggests that between 60-75% of all information security incidents are the result of a lack of knowledge and/or understanding amongst an organization's own staff. And yet the great majority of money spent protecting systems is focused on creating technical defences against external threats. Angus McIlwraith's book explains how corporate culture affects perceptions of risk and information security, and how this in turn affects employee behaviour. He then provides a pragmatic approach for educating and training employees in information security and explains how different metrics can be used to assess awareness and behaviour. Information security awareness will always be an ongoing struggle against complacency, problems associated with new systems and technology, and the challenge of other more glamorous and often short term priorities. Information Security and Employee Behaviour will help you develop the capability and culture that will enable your organization to avoid or reduce the impact of unwanted security breaches.
With the dramatic increase in computer interconnectivity & the popularity of the Internet, the ultimate success of many of these efforts depends on an organization's ability to protect the integrity, privacy, & availability of data & systems. The information must be readily available with few disruptions in the operation of computer & telecommunications systems. While many factors contribute to information security deficiencies at federal agencies, the problem is that senior officials have not established a framework for reducing security risks associated with their operations. This report studies organizations that have superior security programs to identify practices that could be adopted by federal agencies.
Everything you need to know about information security programs and policies, in one book Clearly explains all facets of InfoSec program and policy planning, development, deployment, and management Thoroughly updated for today’s challenges, laws, regulations, and best practices The perfect resource for anyone pursuing an information security management career ¿ In today’s dangerous world, failures in information security can be catastrophic. Organizations must protect themselves. Protection begins with comprehensive, realistic policies. This up-to-date guide will help you create, deploy, and manage them. Complete and easy to understand, it explains key concepts and techniques through real-life examples. You’ll master modern information security regulations and frameworks, and learn specific best-practice policies for key industry sectors, including finance, healthcare, online commerce, and small business. ¿ If you understand basic information security, you’re ready to succeed with this book. You’ll find projects, questions, exercises, examples, links to valuable easy-to-adapt information security policies...everything you need to implement a successful information security program. ¿ Learn how to ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Establish program objectives, elements, domains, and governance ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Understand policies, standards, procedures, guidelines, and plans—and the differences among them ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Write policies in “plain language,” with the right level of detail ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Apply the Confidentiality, Integrity & Availability (CIA) security model ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Use NIST resources and ISO/IEC 27000-series standards ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Align security with business strategy ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Define, inventory, and classify your information and systems ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Systematically identify, prioritize, and manage InfoSec risks ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Reduce “people-related” risks with role-based Security Education, Awareness, and Training (SETA) ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Implement effective physical, environmental, communications, and operational security ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Effectively manage access control ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Secure the entire system development lifecycle ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Respond to incidents and ensure continuity of operations ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Comply with laws and regulations, including GLBA, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, state data security and notification rules, and PCI DSS ¿
ROADMAP TO INFORMATION SECURITY: FOR IT AND INFOSEC MANAGERS provides a solid overview of information security and its relationship to the information needs of an organization. Content is tailored to the unique needs of information systems professionals who find themselves brought in to the intricacies of information security responsibilities. The book is written for a wide variety of audiences looking to step up to emerging security challenges, ranging from students to experienced professionals. This book is designed to guide the information technology manager in dealing with the challenges associated with the security aspects of their role, providing concise guidance on assessing and improving an organization's security. The content helps IT managers to handle an assignment to an information security role in ways that conform to expectations and requirements, while supporting the goals of the manager in building and maintaining a solid information security program. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"This book provides high-quality research papers and industrial practice articles about information security in the financial service industry. It provides insight into current information security measures, including: technology, processes, and compliance from some of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field"--Provided by publisher.