Building a Practical Information Security Program

Building a Practical Information Security Program

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Building a Practical Information Security Program provides users with a strategic view on how to build an information security program that aligns with business objectives. The information provided enables both executive management and IT managers not only to validate existing security programs, but also to build new business-driven security programs. In addition, the subject matter supports aspiring security engineers to forge a career path to successfully manage a security program, thereby adding value and reducing risk to the business. Readers learn how to translate technical challenges into business requirements, understand when to "go big or go home," explore in-depth defense strategies, and review tactics on when to absorb risks. This book explains how to properly plan and implement an infosec program based on business strategy and results.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 15.24mm | 560g
  • Rockland, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0128020423
  • 9780128020425
  • 1,529,687

Table of contents

Why We Need Security Programs

Develop a Security Strategy

Integrate Security into the Organization

Establish a Security Organization

Develop a Security Policy

Manage the Risks

Protect the Data

Manage the Security of Third Parties and Vendors

Conduct Security Awareness and Training

Develop Metrics to Measure Program Effectiveness
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About Mark Leary

Jason Andress (CISSP, ISSAP, CISM, GPEN) is a seasoned security professional with a depth of experience in both the academic and business worlds. Presently he carries out information security oversight duties, performing penetration testing, risk assessment, and compliance functions to ensure that critical assets are protected. Jason has taught undergraduate and graduate security courses since 2005 and holds a doctorate in computer science, researching in the area of data protection. He has authored several publications and books, writing on topics including data security, network security, penetration testing, and digital forensics. Mark Leary possesses over 30 years of experience in security management and technical intelligence holding several positions of responsibility in IT security management for government agencies and commercial firms. Mark currently performs as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Xerox Corporation, the world's leading global enterprise for business process and document management with sales approaching $23 billion. Marks holds a Doctorate in Management, MBA with a concentration in Project Management, Dual Masters in Security and IT Management, and holds several professional certifications (CISSP, CISM, CGIET, and PMP). He also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland and Industry Advisor to the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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