The Information Systems Security Officer's Guide: Establishing and Managing an Information Protection Program / Edition 2

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Overview

* Six new chapters present the latest information and resources to counter information security threats
• Every chapter contains opening objectives and closing summaries to clarify key points
• Accessible, easy-to-read style for the busy professional

Information systems security continues to grow and change based on new technology and Internet usage trends. In order to protect your organization's confidential information, you need information on the latest trends and practical advice from an authority you can trust. The new ISSO Guide is just what you need.

Information Systems Security Officer's Guide, Second Edition, from Gerald Kovacich has been updated with the latest information and guidance for information security officers. It includes more information on global changes and threats, managing an international information security program, and additional metrics to measure organization performance. It also includes six entirely new chapters on emerging trends such as high-tech fraud, investigative support for law enforcement, national security concerns, and information security consulting.

This essential guide covers everything from effective communication to career guidance for the information security officer. You'll turn to it again and again for practical information and advice on establishing and managing a successful information protection program.

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Editorial Reviews

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…this is the definitive text for learning what it takes to be an effective information systems security officer (ISSO). – Security Management

The book paints an excellent portrait of an ISSO's duties, challenges, and working environments. – Security Management

It should find a place on the desk of all infosec professionals. – Security Management

Booknews
An information security professional working in Indonesia and Malaysia, Kovacich explains the techniques he has developed and used within business and government agencies. He discusses communication with management and other departments, offers a systems approach in non-technical language, and details the course of a career in the field from the job interview to retirement. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750676564
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/19/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 361
  • Product dimensions: 0.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Kovacich has over 40 years of security, criminal and civil investigations, anti-fraud, information warfare, and information systems security experience in both government as a special agent and as a manager in international corporations. Dr. Kovacich currently resides on an island in Washington state where he continues to write, lecture and conduct research relative to information systems security, information warfare defensive and offensive operations, high-technology crime and techno-terrorism.

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Table of Contents

Section I: The Working Environment of an ISSO; Understanding the Information World Environment; Understanding the Business and Management Environment; Understanding Today's Threats to Information Assets; The International Widget Corporation (IWC); Section II: The Duties and Responsibilities of an ISSO; The ISSO's Position, Duties and Responsibilities; The InfoSec Strategic, Tactical, and Annual Plans; Establishing a CIAPP and InfoSec Organization; Determining and Establishing InfoSec Functions; Establishing a Metrics Management System; Annual Re-Evaluation and Future Plans; High Technology Fraud and Other Crimes Investigative Support; InfoSec in the Interest of National Security. SECTION III: Global, Professional, and Personal Challenges of an ISSO: The Related World of Information Warfare, Information Operations, and Information Assurance; The ISSO and Ethical Conduct; ISSO Career Development; How to Market Yourself as an ISSO; So, Are You Ready to Become an InfoSec Consultant?; 21st Century Challenges for the ISSO

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2004

    Best book written on information systems security

    The book is very well written. Clear explanations. Well organized. A 'must' read for anyone involved with information security. The author is very knowledgeable and conveys his ideas succinctly. The informal writing style is great!

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