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Information Assurance Handbook

Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies

By Corey Schou, Steven Hernandez

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Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 September 2014
Best practices for protecting critical data and systems Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies discusses the tools and techniques required to prevent, detect, contain, correct, and recover from security breaches and other information assurance failures. This practical resource explains how to integrate information assurance into your enterprise planning in a non-technical manner. It leads you through building an IT strategy and offers an organizational approach to identifying, implementing, and controlling information assurance initiatives for small businesses and global enterprises alike. Common threats and vulnerabilities are described and applicable controls based on risk profiles are provided. Practical information assurance application examples are presented for select industries, including healthcare, retail, and industrial control systems. Chapter-ending critical thinking exercises reinforce the material covered. An extensive list of scholarly works and international government standards is also provided in this detailed guide. Comprehensive coverage includes:Basic information assurance principles and concepts Information assurance management system Current practices, regulations, and plans Impact of organizational structure Asset management Risk management and mitigation Human resource assurance Advantages of certification, accreditation, and assurance Information assurance in system development and acquisition Physical and environmental security controls Information assurance awareness, training, and education Access control Information security monitoring tools and methods Information assurance measurements and metrics Incident handling and computer forensics Business continuity management Backup and restoration Cloud computing and outsourcing strategies Information assurance big data concerns

Table of Contents

Part I Information Security Infrastructure 1: The Need for Information Security 2: Concepts in Informaiton Security 3: Assets, Threats, Vulnerabilities, Risks, and Controls 4: Security Professionals and Organizations 5: Information Security management System 6: Implementing Information Security Strategy into Current Practices, Regulations, and Plans Part II Information Security Planning Process 7: Approaches to Implementing Information Security 8: Organizational Structure for Mananging Information Security 9: Asset Management 10: Information Security Risk Management 11: Information Security Policy 12: Human Resouce Security 13: Certification, Accreditation, and Assurance Part III Information Security Prevention Process 14: Information Security in System Development 15: Physical and Environmental Security Controls 16: Information Security Awareness, Training, and Education 17: Preventive Tools and Techniques 18: Access Control Part IV Information Security Detection Process 19: Information Security Monitoring Tools and Methods 20: Information Security Measurements and Metrics Part V Information Security Recovery Process 21: Information Security Incident Handling 22: Computer Forensics 23: Business Continuity 24: Backup and Restoration Appendices

About the Author

Corey Schou, Ph.D., is a fellow and vice chairperson of (ISC)2, the University Professor of Informatics and professor of computer science at Idaho State University, and the director of the Informatics Research Institute and the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC). Steven Hernandez, MBA, CISSP, is the chief information security officer for the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

EAN: 9780071821650
ISBN: 0071821651
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Dimensions: 22.86 x 18.54 x 2.79 centimetres (0.50 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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