Information Security Governance Simplified

Information Security Governance Simplified

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Security practitioners must be able to build cost-effective security programs while also complying with government regulations. Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard lays out these regulations in simple terms and explains how to use control frameworks to build an air-tight information security (IS) program and governance structure. Defining the leadership skills required by IS officers, the book examines the pros and cons of different reporting structures and highlights the various control frameworks available. It details the functions of the security department and considers the control areas, including physical, network, application, business continuity/disaster recover, and identity management. Todd Fitzgerald explains how to establish a solid foundation for building your security program and shares time-tested insights about what works and what doesna€™t when building an IS program. Highlighting security considerations for managerial, technical, and operational controls, it provides helpful tips for selling your program to management. It also includes tools to help you create a workable IS charter and your own IS policies. Based on proven experience rather than theory, the book gives you the tools and real-world insight needed to secure your information while ensuring compliance with government regulations.Many Hands Make Light Work The security department is a small but critical piece toward implementing an effective security program. ... For example, the corporate communications or marketing departments may have individuals who are skilled in putting together online training. This can ... in each department to coordinate access requests or deliver answers to security questions that the team may have.

Title:Information Security Governance Simplified
Author:Todd Fitzgerald
Publisher:CRC Press - 2012-02-02


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