Managing Information Security Risks

Author: Christopher J. Alberts
Editor: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321118868
File Size: 45,30 MB
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Written for people who manage information security risks for their organizations, this book details a security risk evaluation approach called "OCTAVE." The book provides a framework for systematically evaluating and managing security risks, illustrates the implementation of self-directed evaluations, and shows how to tailor evaluation methods to the needs of specific organizations. A running example illustrates key concepts and techniques. Evaluation worksheets and a catalog of best practices are included. The authors are on the technical staff of the Software Engineering Institute. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Information Assurance

Author: Joseph Boyce
Editor: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750673273
File Size: 54,91 MB
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Written by two INFOSEC experts, this book provides a systematic and practical approach for establishing, managing and operating a comprehensive Information Assurance program. It is designed to provide ISSO managers, security managers, and INFOSEC professionals with an understanding of the essential issues required to develop and apply a targeted information security posture to both public and private corporations and government run agencies. There is a growing concern among all corporations and within the security industry to come up with new approaches to measure an organization's information security risks and posture. Information Assurance explains and defines the theories and processes that will help a company protect its proprietary information including: * The need to assess the current level of risk. * The need to determine what can impact the risk. * The need to determine how risk can be reduced. The authors lay out a detailed strategy for defining information security, establishing IA goals, providing training for security awareness, and conducting airtight incident response to system compromise. Such topics as defense in depth, configuration management, IA legal issues, and the importance of establishing an IT baseline are covered in-depth from an organizational and managerial decision-making perspective. Experience-based theory provided in a logical and comprehensive manner. Management focused coverage includes establishing an IT security posture, implementing organizational awareness and training, and understanding the dynamics of new technologies. Numerous real-world examples provide a baseline for assessment and comparison.

Security Risk Management

Author: Evan Wheeler
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781597496162
File Size: 45,69 MB
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Security Risk Management is the definitive guide for building or running an information security risk management program. This book teaches practical techniques that will be used on a daily basis, while also explaining the fundamentals so students understand the rationale behind these practices. It explains how to perform risk assessments for new IT projects, how to efficiently manage daily risk activities, and how to qualify the current risk level for presentation to executive level management. While other books focus entirely on risk analysis methods, this is the first comprehensive text for managing security risks. This book will help you to break free from the so-called best practices argument by articulating risk exposures in business terms. It includes case studies to provide hands-on experience using risk assessment tools to calculate the costs and benefits of any security investment. It explores each phase of the risk management lifecycle, focusing on policies and assessment processes that should be used to properly assess and mitigate risk. It also presents a roadmap for designing and implementing a security risk management program. This book will be a valuable resource for CISOs, security managers, IT managers, security consultants, IT auditors, security analysts, and students enrolled in information security/assurance college programs. Named a 2011 Best Governance and ISMS Book by InfoSec Reviews Includes case studies to provide hands-on experience using risk assessment tools to calculate the costs and benefits of any security investment Explores each phase of the risk management lifecycle, focusing on policies and assessment processes that should be used to properly assess and mitigate risk Presents a roadmap for designing and implementing a security risk management program

Information Security

Author: Nick Gifford
Editor: CCH Australia Limited
ISBN: 1921593296
File Size: 20,24 MB
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This book provides a balanced, multi-disciplinary perspective to what can otherwise be a highly technical subject,, reflecting the author's unusual blend of experience as a lawyer, risk manager and corporate leader.

Practical Vulnerability Management

Author: Andrew Magnusson
Editor: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593279892
File Size: 57,27 MB
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Practical Vulnerability Management shows you how to weed out system security weaknesses and squash cyber threats in their tracks. Bugs: they're everywhere. Software, firmware, hardware -- they all have them. Bugs even live in the cloud. And when one of these bugs is leveraged to wreak havoc or steal sensitive information, a company's prized technology assets suddenly become serious liabilities. Fortunately, exploitable security weaknesses are entirely preventable; you just have to find them before the bad guys do. Practical Vulnerability Management will help you achieve this goal on a budget, with a proactive process for detecting bugs and squashing the threat they pose. The book starts by introducing the practice of vulnerability management, its tools and components, and detailing the ways it improves an enterprise's overall security posture. Then it's time to get your hands dirty! As the content shifts from conceptual to practical, you're guided through creating a vulnerability-management system from the ground up, using open-source software. Along the way, you'll learn how to: • Generate accurate and usable vulnerability intelligence • Scan your networked systems to identify and assess bugs and vulnerabilities • Prioritize and respond to various security risks • Automate scans, data analysis, reporting, and other repetitive tasks • Customize the provided scripts to adapt them to your own needs Playing whack-a-bug won't cut it against today's advanced adversaries. Use this book to set up, maintain, and enhance an effective vulnerability management system, and ensure your organization is always a step ahead of hacks and attacks.

Managing Information Risks

Author: William Saffady
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538135507
File Size: 38,17 MB
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Written by one of the foremost records and information management leaders in the world, this book provides a clear explanation and analysis of the fundamental principles associated with information risk, which is broadly defined as a combination of threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences related to use of an organization's information assets.--Patricia C. Franks, Program Coordinator for the Master of Archives and Records Management, School of Information, San José State University, and author of Records and Information Management

Managing Information Security Risk Organization Mission And Information System View

Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437984355
File Size: 70,49 MB
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Enterprise Security Risk Management

Author: Brian Allen, Esq., CISSP, CISM, CPP, CFE
Editor: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1944480420
File Size: 25,63 MB
Format: PDF
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As a security professional, have you found that you and others in your company do not always define “security” the same way? Perhaps security interests and business interests have become misaligned. Brian Allen and Rachelle Loyear offer a new approach: Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM). By viewing security through a risk management lens, ESRM can help make you and your security program successful. In their long-awaited book, based on years of practical experience and research, Brian Allen and Rachelle Loyear show you step-by-step how Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) applies fundamental risk principles to manage all security risks. Whether the risks are informational, cyber, physical security, asset management, or business continuity, all are included in the holistic, all-encompassing ESRM approach which will move you from task-based to risk-based security. How is ESRM familiar? As a security professional, you may already practice some of the components of ESRM. Many of the concepts – such as risk identification, risk transfer and acceptance, crisis management, and incident response – will be well known to you. How is ESRM new? While many of the principles are familiar, the authors have identified few organizations that apply them in the comprehensive, holistic way that ESRM represents – and even fewer that communicate these principles effectively to key decision-makers. How is ESRM practical? ESRM offers you a straightforward, realistic, actionable approach to deal effectively with all the distinct types of security risks facing you as a security practitioner. ESRM is performed in a life cycle of risk management including: Asset assessment and prioritization. Risk assessment and prioritization. Risk treatment (mitigation). Continuous improvement. Throughout Enterprise Security Risk Management: Concepts and Applications, the authors give you the tools and materials that will help you advance you in the security field, no matter if you are a student, a newcomer, or a seasoned professional. Included are realistic case studies, questions to help you assess your own security program, thought-provoking discussion questions, useful figures and tables, and references for your further reading. By redefining how everyone thinks about the role of security in the enterprise, your security organization can focus on working in partnership with business leaders and other key stakeholders to identify and mitigate security risks. As you begin to use ESRM, following the instructions in this book, you will experience greater personal and professional satisfaction as a security professional – and you’ll become a recognized and trusted partner in the business-critical effort of protecting your enterprise and all its assets.

Cyber Risk Management

Author: Christopher Hodson
Editor: Kogan Page
ISBN: 9780749484125
File Size: 69,57 MB
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Learn how to prioritize threats, implement a cyber security programme and effectively communicate risks

Fundamentals Of Information Security Risk Management Auditing

Author: Christopher Wright
Editor: IT Governance Ltd
ISBN: 184928816X
File Size: 21,70 MB
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An introductory guide to information risk management auditing, giving an interesting and useful insight into the risks and controls/mitigations that you may encounter when performing or managing an audit of information risk. Case studies and chapter summaries impart expert guidance to provide the best grounding in information risk available for risk managers and non-specialists alike.

Managing Risk In Information Systems

Author: Darril Gibson
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449670768
File Size: 50,28 MB
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PART OF THE NEW JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & ASSURANCE SERIES!Managing Risk in Information Systems provides a unique, in-depth look at how to manage and reduce IT associated risks. Written by an industry expert, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of the SSCP® Risk, Response, and Recovery Domain in addition to providing a thorough overview of risk management and its implications on IT infrastructures and compliance. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to walk the reader through the fundamentals of risk management, strategies and approaches for mitigating risk, and the anatomy of how to create a plan that reduces risk.

Information Security Risk And Continuous Monitoring

Author: National Institute National Institute of Standards & Technology
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722104870
File Size: 53,98 MB
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NIST Special Publication 800-39, Managing Information Security Risk, is the flagship document in the series of information security standards & guidelines. It provides guidance for an integrated, organization-wide program for managing information security risk resulting from the operation & use of federal information systems. It provides a structured, yet flexible approach for managing risk that is intentionally broad-based, with the specific details of assessing, responding to, & monitoring risk on an ongoing basis provided by other supporting NIST publications. This guidance is not intended to replace or subsume other risk-related approaches that organizations have implemented or intend to implement addressing areas of risk management covered by other requirements. Rather, the risk management guidance described herein is complementary to & should be used as part of a more comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program.NIST Special Publication 800-30 (rev 1), Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments, provides guidance for conducting risk assessments of federal information systems & organizations, amplifying the guidance in Special Publication 800-39. Risk assessments, carried out at all three tiers in the risk management hierarchy, are part of an overall risk management process-providing senior leaders with the information needed to determine appropriate courses of action in response to identified risks. In particular, this document provides guidance for carrying out each of the steps in the risk assessment process (i.e., preparing for, conducting, communicating the results of, & maintaining the assessment) & how risk assessments & other risk management processes complement & inform each other. It also provides guidance on identifying specific risk factors to monitor on an ongoing basis, so that organizations can determine whether risks have increased to unacceptable levels & different courses of action should be taken.NIST Special Publication 800-37 (rev 1), Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems, provides guidelines for applying the Risk Management Framework to federal information systems to include conducting the activities of security categorization, security control selection & implementation, security control assessment, information system authorization, & security control monitoring. NIST Special Publication 800-137, Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations, assists organizations in the development of an Information Systems Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) strategy & the implementation of an ISCM program that provides awareness of threats & vulnerabilities, visibility into organizational assets, & the effectiveness of deployed security controls. The ISCM strategy & program support ongoing assurance that planned & implemented security controls are aligned with organizational risk tolerance, as well as the ability to provide the information needed to respond to risk in a timely manner.

Cyber Security

Author: Mr Jeremy Swinfen Green
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 147246673X
File Size: 80,70 MB
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Cyber security is often thought to be the domain of specialist IT professionals, however cyber risks are found across and within organisations. Unfortunately, many managers outside IT feel they are ill equipped to deal with these risks and the use of jargon makes the subject especially hard to understand. For this reason cyber threats are often worse than they really need to be. The reality is that the threat from cyber risks is constantly growing, meaning non-technical managers need to understand and manage these threats as best they can. As well as offering practical advice, the author guides readers through the processes that will enable them to manage and mitigate such threats thereby offering the best protection for their organisations.

Handbook Of Research On Information Security And Assurance

Author: Gupta, Jatinder N. D.
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599048566
File Size: 43,31 MB
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"This book offers comprehensive explanations of topics in computer system security in order to combat the growing risk associated with technology"--Provided by publisher.

It Governance

Author: Alan Calder
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749443948
File Size: 40,15 MB
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"This new edition of a unique handbook is fully updated for the latest regulatory and technological developments. Containing the 2005 revisions to BS7799 and ISO17799, it guides business managers through the issues involved in achieving ISO certification in information Security Management and covers all aspects of data security." "Written by business managers for business managers, it is an essential resource to be used in organizations of all shapes and sizes, and particularly those with well-developed internal IT systems and those focussed on e-commerce."--Jacket.

Managing Risk And Information Security

Author: Malcolm W. Harkins
Editor: Apress
ISBN: 1484214552
File Size: 24,96 MB
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Examine the evolving enterprise security landscape and discover how to manage and survive risk. While based primarily on the author’s experience and insights at major companies where he has served as CISO and CSPO, the book also includes many examples from other well-known companies and provides guidance for a management-level audience. Managing Risk and Information Security provides thought leadership in the increasingly important area of enterprise information risk and security. It describes the changing risk environment and why a fresh approach to information security is needed. Because almost every aspect of an enterprise is now dependent on technology not only for internal operations but increasing as a part of product or service creation, the focus of IT security must shift from locking down assets to enabling the business while managing and surviving risk. This edition discusses business risk from a broader perspective, including privacy and regulatory considerations. It describes the increasing number of threats and vulnerabilities and offers strategies for developing solutions. These include discussions of how enterprises can take advantage of new and emerging technologies—such as social media and the huge proliferation of Internet-enabled devices—while minimizing risk. What You'll Learn Review how people perceive risk and the effects it has on information security See why different perceptions of risk within an organization matters Understand and reconcile these differing risk views Gain insights into how to safely enable the use of new technologies Who This Book Is For The primary audience is CIOs and other IT leaders, CISOs and other information security leaders, IT auditors, and other leaders of corporate governance and risk functions. The secondary audience is CEOs, board members, privacy professionals, and less senior-level information security and risk professionals. "Harkins’ logical, methodical approach as a CISO to solving the most complex cybersecurity problems is reflected in the lucid style of this book. His enlightened approach to intelligence-based security infrastructure and risk mitigation is our best path forward if we are ever to realize the vast potential of the innovative digital world we are creating while reducing the threats to manageable levels. The author shines a light on that path in a comprehensive yet very readable way." —Art Coviello, Former CEO and Executive Chairman, RSA

Ra Whiz Risk Assessment Automation For An Information Security Management System

Author: Nor Aza Ramli
File Size: 23,65 MB
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Metrics And Methods For Security Risk Management

Author: Carl Young
Editor: Syngress
ISBN: 9781856179799
File Size: 68,63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Security problems have evolved in the corporate world because of technological changes, such as using the Internet as a means of communication. With this, the creation, transmission, and storage of information may represent security problem. Metrics and Methods for Security Risk Management is of interest, especially since the 9/11 terror attacks, because it addresses the ways to manage risk security in the corporate world. The book aims to provide information about the fundamentals of security risks and the corresponding components, an analytical approach to risk assessments and mitigation, and quantitative methods to assess the risk components. In addition, it also discusses the physical models, principles, and quantitative methods needed to assess the risk components. The by-products of the methodology used include security standards, audits, risk metrics, and program frameworks. Security professionals, as well as scientists and engineers who are working on technical issues related to security problems will find this book relevant and useful. Offers an integrated approach to assessing security risk Addresses homeland security as well as IT and physical security issues Describes vital safeguards for ensuring true business continuity

Information Security Management

Author: Jack L. Brock, Jr.
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788189982
File Size: 20,66 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Iso27001 Iso27002

Author: Alan Calder
ISBN: 9781849289108
File Size: 21,87 MB
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Schützen Sie die Informationen Ihrer Organisation mit ISO27001:2013 Informationen gehören zu den wichtigsten Ressourcen Ihrer Organisation und ihre Sicherheit ist überlebenswichtig für Ihr Geschäft. Dieser praktische Taschenführer bietet einen grundlegenden Überblick über die beiden wichtigsten Informationssicherheitsstandards mit den formalen Anforderungen (ISO27001:2013) zum Erstellen eines Informationssicherheit-Managementsystems (ISMS) sowie Empfehlungen zu besten Verfahren (ISO27002:2013) für alle jenen, die dieses Einführen, Umsetzen oder Verwalten müssen. Ein auf der Norm ISO27001/ISO27002 basierendes ISMS bietet zahlreiche Vorteile: Verbessern Sie Ihre Effizienz durch Informationssicherheitssysteme und vorgehensweisen, dank derer Sie sich auf ihr Kerngeschäft konzentrieren können Schützen Sie Ihre Informationswerte vor einer Reihe von Cyber-Bedrohungen, krimineller Aktivitäten, Gefährdungen durch Insider und Systemausfälle Managen Sie Ihre Risiken systematisch und erstellen Sie Pläne zum Beseitigen oder Verringern von Cyber-Bedrohungen Erkennen Sie Bedrohungen oder Prozessfehler eher und beheben Sie sie schneller Der nächste Schritt zur Zertifizierung? Sie können einen unabhängigen Audit Ihres ISMS anhand der Spezifikationen der Norm ISO27001 vornehmen lassen und, wenn dieser die Konformität Ihres ISMS bestätigt, unter Umständen einen akkreditierte Zertifizierung erhalten. Wir veröffentlichen eine Reihe von Toolkits und Büchern zum Thema ISMS (wie "Nine Steps to Success“), die Sie dabei unterstützen. Inhalt Die ISO/IEC 27000 Familie von Informationssicherheitsstandards; Hintergrund der Normen; Unterschied Spezifikation - Leitfaden; Zertifizierungsprozess; Die ISMS und ISO27001; Überblick über ISO/IEC 27001:2013; Überblick über ISO/IEC 27002:2013; Dokumente und Aufzeichnungen; Führungsverantwortung; Prozessansatz und PDCA-Zyklus; Kontext, Politik und Anwendungsbereich; Risikobeurteilung; Die Erklärung zur Anwendbarkeit; Umsetzung; Überprüfung und Handeln; Managementprüfung; ISO27001 Anhang A; Über den Autor Alan Calder ist Gründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender der IT Governance Ltd, ein Informations-, Analyse- und Beratungsunternehmen, das Unternehmen bei der Verwaltung von IT-Governance-, Risikomanagement-, Compliance- und Informationssicherheitsfragen unterstützt. Er verfügt über eine langjährige Erfahrung im Senior Management im privaten und öffentlichen Sektor. Dieser praktische Taschenführer bietet einen grundlegenden Übe...