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Security Risk Management

Security Risk Management

Building an Information Security Risk Management Program from the Ground Up

  • Author: Evan Wheeler
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9781597496162
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 360
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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 Governance

Information Security Governance

Framework and Toolset for CISOs and Decision Makers

  • Author: Andrej Volchkov
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0429791240
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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This book presents a framework to model the main activities of information security management and governance. The same model can be used for any security sub-domain such as cybersecurity, data protection, access rights management, business continuity, etc.

IT Security Risk Management in the Context of Cloud Computing

IT Security Risk Management in the Context of Cloud Computing

Towards an Understanding of the Key Role of Providers’ IT Security Risk Perceptions

  • Author: André Loske
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3658113405
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 167
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This work adds a new perspective to the stream of organizational IT security risk management literature, one that sheds light on the importance of IT security risk perceptions. Based on a large-scale empirical study of Cloud providers located in North America, the study reveals that in many cases, the providers’ decision makers significantly underestimate their services’ IT security risk exposure, which inhibits the implementation of necessary safeguarding measures. The work also demonstrates that even though the prevalence of IT security risk concerns in Cloud adoption is widely recognized, providers only pay very limited attention to the concerns expressed by customers, which not only causes serious disagreements with the customers but also considerably inhibits the adoption of the services.

Engineering and Management of Data Centers

Engineering and Management of Data Centers

An IT Service Management Approach

  • Author: Jorge Marx Gómez,Manuel Mora,Mahesh S. Raisinghani,Wolfgang Nebel,Rory V. O'Connor
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319650823
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 290
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This edited volume covers essential and recent development in the engineering and management of data centers. Data centers are complex systems requiring ongoing support, and their high value for keeping business continuity operations is crucial. The book presents core topics on the planning, design, implementation, operation and control, and sustainability of a data center from a didactical and practitioner viewpoint. Chapters include: · Foundations of data centers: Key Concepts and Taxonomies · ITSDM: A Methodology for IT Services Design · Managing Risks on Data Centers through Dashboards · Risk Analysis in Data Center Disaster Recovery Plans · Best practices in Data Center Management Case: KIO Networks · QoS in NaaS (Network as a Service) using Software Defined Networking · Optimization of Data Center Fault-Tolerance Design · Energetic Data Centre Design Considering Energy Efficiency Improvements During Operation · Demand-side Flexibility and Supply-side Management: The Use Case of Data Centers and Energy Utilities · DevOps: Foundations and its Utilization in Data Centers · Sustainable and Resilient Network Infrastructure Design for Cloud Data Centres · Application Software in Cloud-Ready Data Centers This book bridges the gap between academia and the industry, offering essential reading for practitioners in data centers, researchers in the area, and faculty teaching related courses on data centers. The book can be used as a complementary text for traditional courses on Computer Networks, as well as innovative courses on IT Architecture, IT Service Management, IT Operations, and Data Centers.

Information Security Risk Assessment Toolkit

Information Security Risk Assessment Toolkit

Practical Assessments through Data Collection and Data Analysis

  • Author: Mark Talabis,Jason Martin
  • Publisher: Newnes
  • ISBN: 1597499757
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 278
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In order to protect company’s information assets such as sensitive customer records, health care records, etc., the security practitioner first needs to find out: what needs protected, what risks those assets are exposed to, what controls are in place to offset those risks, and where to focus attention for risk treatment. This is the true value and purpose of information security risk assessments. Effective risk assessments are meant to provide a defendable analysis of residual risk associated with your key assets so that risk treatment options can be explored. Information Security Risk Assessment Toolkit gives you the tools and skills to get a quick, reliable, and thorough risk assessment for key stakeholders. Based on authors’ experiences of real-world assessments, reports, and presentations Focuses on implementing a process, rather than theory, that allows you to derive a quick and valuable assessment Includes a companion web site with spreadsheets you can utilize to create and maintain the risk assessment

Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program

Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program

  • Author: Allan Liska
  • Publisher: Syngress
  • ISBN: 0128023708
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 200
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As recently as five years ago, securing a network meant putting in a firewall, intrusion detection system, and installing antivirus software on the desktop. Unfortunately, attackers have grown more nimble and effective, meaning that traditional security programs are no longer effective. Today's effective cyber security programs take these best practices and overlay them with intelligence. Adding cyber threat intelligence can help security teams uncover events not detected by traditional security platforms and correlate seemingly disparate events across the network. Properly-implemented intelligence also makes the life of the security practitioner easier by helping him more effectively prioritize and respond to security incidents. The problem with current efforts is that many security practitioners don't know how to properly implement an intelligence-led program, or are afraid that it is out of their budget. Building an Intelligence-Led Security Program is the first book to show how to implement an intelligence-led program in your enterprise on any budget. It will show you how to implement a security information a security information and event management system, collect and analyze logs, and how to practice real cyber threat intelligence. You'll learn how to understand your network in-depth so that you can protect it in the best possible way. Provides a roadmap and direction on how to build an intelligence-led information security program to protect your company. Learn how to understand your network through logs and client monitoring, so you can effectively evaluate threat intelligence. Learn how to use popular tools such as BIND, SNORT, squid, STIX, TAXII, CyBox, and splunk to conduct network intelligence.

Information Protection Playbook

Information Protection Playbook

  • Author: Greg Kane,Lorna Koppel
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0124172423
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 128
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The primary goal of the Information Protection Playbook is to serve as a comprehensive resource for information protection (IP) professionals who must provide adequate information security at a reasonable cost. It emphasizes a holistic view of IP: one that protects the applications, systems, and networks that deliver business information from failures of confidentiality, integrity, availability, trust and accountability, and privacy. Using the guidelines provided in the Information Protection Playbook, security and information technology (IT) managers will learn how to implement the five functions of an IP framework: governance, program planning, risk management, incident response management, and program administration. These functions are based on a model promoted by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and validated by thousands of Certified Information Security Managers. The five functions are further broken down into a series of objectives or milestones to be achieved in order to implement an IP framework. The extensive appendices included at the end of the book make for an excellent resource for the security or IT manager building an IP program from the ground up. They include, for example, a board of directors presentation complete with sample slides; an IP policy document checklist; a risk prioritization procedure matrix, which illustrates how to classify a threat based on a scale of high, medium, and low; a facility management self-assessment questionnaire; and a list of representative job descriptions for roles in IP. The Information Protection Playbook is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs. Emphasizes information protection guidelines that are driven by business objectives, laws, regulations, and industry standards Draws from successful practices in global organizations, benchmarking, advice from a variety of subject-matter experts, and feedback from the organizations involved with the Security Executive Council Includes 11 appendices full of the sample checklists, matrices, and forms that are discussed in the book

The Manager’s Guide to Enterprise Security Risk Management

The Manager’s Guide to Enterprise Security Risk Management

Essentials of Risk-Based Security

  • Author: Brian J. Allen
  • Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
  • ISBN: 1944480250
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 114
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Is security management changing so fast that you can’t keep up? Perhaps it seems like those traditional “best practices” in security no longer work? One answer might be that you need better best practices! In their new book, The Manager’s Guide to Enterprise Security Risk Management: Essentials of Risk-Based Security, two experienced professionals introduce ESRM. Their practical, organization-wide, integrated approach redefines the securing of an organization’s people and assets from being task-based to being risk-based. In their careers, the authors, Brian Allen and Rachelle Loyear, have been instrumental in successfully reorganizing the way security is handled in major corporations. In this ground-breaking book, the authors begin by defining Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM): “Enterprise security risk management is the application of fundamental risk principles to manage all security risks − whether information, cyber, physical security, asset management, or business continuity − in a comprehensive, holistic, all-encompassing approach.” In the face of a continually evolving and increasingly risky global security landscape, this book takes you through the steps of putting ESRM into practice enterprise-wide, and helps you to: Differentiate between traditional, task-based management and strategic, risk-based management. See how adopting ESRM can lead to a more successful security program overall and enhance your own career. . Prepare your security organization to adopt an ESRM methodology. . Analyze and communicate risks and their root causes to all appropriate parties. . Identify what elements are necessary for long-term success of your ESRM program. . Ensure the proper governance of the security function in your enterprise. . Explain the value of security and ESRM to executives using useful metrics and reports. . Throughout the book, the authors provide a wealth of real-world case studies from a wide range of businesses and industries to help you overcome any blocks to acceptance as you design and roll out a new ESRM-based security program for your own workplace.

Building an Information Security Awareness Program

Building an Information Security Awareness Program

Defending Against Social Engineering and Technical Threats

  • Author: Bill Gardner,Valerie Thomas
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 012419981X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 214
  • View: 9157
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The best defense against the increasing threat of social engineering attacks is Security Awareness Training to warn your organization's staff of the risk and educate them on how to protect your organization's data. Social engineering is not a new tactic, but Building an Security Awareness Program is the first book that shows you how to build a successful security awareness training program from the ground up. Building an Security Awareness Program provides you with a sound technical basis for developing a new training program. The book also tells you the best ways to garner management support for implementing the program. Author Bill Gardner is one of the founding members of the Security Awareness Training Framework. Here, he walks you through the process of developing an engaging and successful training program for your organization that will help you and your staff defend your systems, networks, mobile devices, and data. Forewords written by Dave Kennedy and Kevin Mitnick! The most practical guide to setting up a Security Awareness training program in your organization Real world examples show you how cyber criminals commit their crimes, and what you can do to keep you and your data safe Learn how to propose a new program to management, and what the benefits are to staff and your company Find out about various types of training, the best training cycle to use, metrics for success, and methods for building an engaging and successful program

Measuring and Managing Information Risk

Measuring and Managing Information Risk

A FAIR Approach

  • Author: Jack Freund,Jack Jones
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 0127999329
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 408
  • View: 5362
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Using the factor analysis of information risk (FAIR) methodology developed over ten years and adopted by corporations worldwide, Measuring and Managing Information Risk provides a proven and credible framework for understanding, measuring, and analyzing information risk of any size or complexity. Intended for organizations that need to either build a risk management program from the ground up or strengthen an existing one, this book provides a unique and fresh perspective on how to do a basic quantitative risk analysis. Covering such key areas as risk theory, risk calculation, scenario modeling, and communicating risk within the organization, Measuring and Managing Information Risk helps managers make better business decisions by understanding their organizational risk. Uses factor analysis of information risk (FAIR) as a methodology for measuring and managing risk in any organization. Carefully balances theory with practical applicability and relevant stories of successful implementation. Includes examples from a wide variety of businesses and situations presented in an accessible writing style.