Roadmap to Information Security: For IT and Infosec Managers / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435480308
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/13/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,047,999
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (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

Part I: OVERVIEW OF THE SECURITY LANDSCAPE. 1. Introduction to the Roadmap to Information Security Roadmap. 2. Threats to Information Assets. 3. Attacks on Information Assets. Part II: STRATEGIC INFORMATION SECURITY: SECURITY GOVERNANCE. 4. Information Technology and Information Security Governance. 5. Information Security Roles and Responsibilities. 6. Positioning the Information Security Function. 7. Conducting an Information Security Assessment. Part III: STRATEGIC INFORMATION SECURITY: RISK MANAGEMENT. 8. Risk Management: Risk Identification. 9. Risk Management: Risk Assessment. 10. Risk Management: Risk Control. 11. Alternate Approaches to Risk Management. PART IV: STRATEGIC INFORMATION SECURITY: STANDARDS, REGULATIONS, LAW AND ETHICS. 12. Standards for Managing the Information Security Program. 13. Emerging Trends in Certification and Accreditation. 14. Dealing with Regulatory Compliance and Key Legal Issues. 15. Other Important Laws for Every IT/Security Manager. 16. Ethics in IT and Information Security. Part V: TACTICAL INFORMATION SECURITY: POLICIES AND PROGRAMS. 17. Information Security Policy: Development and Implementation. 18. Information Security Policy Types: EISP, ISSP, SysSP. 19. Employment Policies and Practices. 20. Implementing Security Education, Training, and Awareness Programs. Part VI: TACTICAL INFORMATION SECURITY: CONTINGENCY PLANNING. 21. Contingency Planning: Planning for the Worst. 22. The Incident Response Plan. 23. The Disaster Recovery Plan. 24. The Business Continuity Plan. Part VII: OPERATIONAL INFORMATION SECURITY: NETWORK SECURITY. 25. Communications and Operations Management. 26. Firewalls. 27. Protecting Remote Access. 28. Intrusion Detection Systems. 29. Scanning and Analysis Tools. Part VIII: OPERATIONAL INFORMATION SECURITY: CRYPTOGRAPHY AND ACCESS CONTROLS. 30. Cryptography in Theory. 31. Cryptography in Practice. 32. Access Controls and Biometrics. 33. Physical Security. Part IX: SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS. Appendix A: Information Security Self-Assessment Checklists. Appendix B: Information Security Certification Guidelines - The CISSP/SSCP. Appendix C: Information Security Certification Guidelines - The CISM.

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