Principles of Information Security / Edition 4

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Overview

The fourth edition of Principles of Information Security explores the field of information security and assurance with updated content including new innovations in technology and methodologies. Readers will revel in the comprehensive coverage that includes a historical overview of information security, discussions on risk management and security technology, current certification information, and more. The text builds on internationally recognized standards and bodies of knowledge to provide the knowledge and skills students need for their future roles as business decision-makers. Information security in the modern organization is a management issue which technology alone cannot answer; it is a problem that has important economic consequences for which management will be held accountable. Readers can feel confident that they are using a standards-based, content-driven resource to prepare for their work in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111138219
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 159,342
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, is a professor of information systems and security in the CSIS department at Kennesaw State University, where he also serves as director of the KSU Center for Information Security Education and coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Information Security and Assurance program. Dr. Whitman is an active researcher in information security, fair and responsible use policies, ethical computing, and information systems research methods. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in information security and data communications and is an active member of the Computer Security Institute, the Information Systems Security Association, the Georgia Electronic Commerce Association's Information Security Working Group, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Association for Information Systems. Dr. Whitman has published articles in the industry's top journals and co-authored a number of books in the field published by Course Technology.

Herbert Mattord, M.B.A., CISM, CISSP, gained 24 years of IT industry experience as an application developer, database administrator, project manager, and information security practitioner before joining the faculty at Kennesaw State University in 2002. During his career as an IT practitioner, Mattord served as manager of corporate information technology security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where he acquired much of the practical knowledge presented in this textbook. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in information security, data communications, local area networks, database technology, project management, and systems analysis and design. Mattord also serves as coordinator for the Bachelor of Business Administration and Certificate in Information Security and Assurance programs, as well as operations manager of the KSU Center for Information Security Education and Awareness. Mattord is the co-author of several books published by Course Technology and is an active researcher in information security management topics.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Information Security. 2. The Need for Security. 3. Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Information Security. 4. Risk Management. 5. Planning for Security. 6. Security Technology: Firewalls, VPNs, and Wireless 7. Security Technology: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems and Other Security Tools. 8. Cryptography. 9. Physical Security. 10. Implementing Information Security. 11. Security and Personnel. 12. Information Security Maintenance and eDiscovery.

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