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Managing Information Security

Managing Information Security Book
Author : John R. Vacca
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-08-21
ISBN : 0124166946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Managing Information Security offers focused coverage of how to protect mission critical systems, and how to deploy security management systems, IT security, ID management, intrusion detection and prevention systems, computer forensics, network forensics, firewalls, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and more. It offers in-depth coverage of the current technology and practice as it relates to information security management solutions. Individual chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise. Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of information security management, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise found nowhere else Comprehensive coverage by leading experts allows the reader to put current technologies to work Presents methods of analysis and problem solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security

A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security Book
Author : Steve Purser
Publisher : Artech House Publishers
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 9781580537025
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This groundbreaking book helps you master the management of information security, concentrating on the proactive recognition and resolution of the practical issues of developing and implementing IT security for the enterprise. Drawing upon the authors' wealth of valuable experience in high-risk commercial environments, the work focuses on the need to align the information security process as a whole with the requirements of the modern enterprise, which involves empowering business managers to manage information security-related risk. Throughout, the book places emphasis on the use of simple, pragmatic risk management as a tool for decision-making. The first book to cover the strategic issues of IT security, it helps you to: understand the difference between more theoretical treatments of information security and operational reality; learn how information security risk can be measured and subsequently managed; define and execute an information security strategy design and implement a security architecture; and ensure that limited resources are used optimally.

Managing Information Security Risks

Managing Information Security Risks Book
Author : Christopher J. Alberts,Audrey J. Dorofee
Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780321118868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Managing Information Security

Managing Information Security Book
Author : Albert Caballero
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-08-21
ISBN : 012807387X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Information security involves the protection of organizational assets from the disruption of business operations, modification of sensitive data, or disclosure of proprietary information. The protection of this data is usually described as maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of the organization’s assets, operations, and information. As identified throughout this chapter, security goes beyond technical controls and encompasses people, technology, policy, and operations in a way that few other business objectives do.

Managing Risk and Information Security

Managing Risk and Information Security Book
Author : Malcolm Harkins
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2012-12-17
ISBN : 9781430251132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable, an ApressOpen title, 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, the focus of IT security must shift from locking down assets to enabling the business while managing and surviving risk. This compact book discusses business risk from a broader perspective, including privacy and regulatory considerations. It describes the increasing number of threats and vulnerabilities, but also 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. With ApressOpen, content is freely available through multiple online distribution channels and electronic formats with the goal of disseminating professionally edited and technically reviewed content to the worldwide community. Here are some of the responses from reviewers of this exceptional work: “Managing Risk and Information Security is a perceptive, balanced, and often thought-provoking exploration of evolving information risk and security challenges within a business context. Harkins clearly connects the needed, but often-overlooked linkage and dialog between the business and technical worlds and offers actionable strategies. The book contains eye-opening security insights that are easily understood, even by the curious layman.” Fred Wettling, Bechtel Fellow, IS&T Ethics & Compliance Officer, Bechtel “As disruptive technology innovations and escalating cyber threats continue to create enormous information security challenges, Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable provides a much-needed perspective. This book compels information security professionals to think differently about concepts of risk management in order to be more effective. The specific and practical guidance offers a fast-track formula for developing information security strategies which are lock-step with business priorities.” Laura Robinson, Principal, Robinson Insight Chair, Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC) Program Director, Executive Security Action Forum (ESAF) “The mandate of the information security function is being completely rewritten. Unfortunately most heads of security haven’t picked up on the change, impeding their companies’ agility and ability to innovate. This book makes the case for why security needs to change, and shows how to get started. It will be regarded as marking the turning point in information security for years to come.” Dr. Jeremy Bergsman, Practice Manager, CEB “The world we are responsible to protect is changing dramatically and at an accelerating pace. Technology is pervasive in virtually every aspect of our lives. Clouds, virtualization and mobile are redefining computing – and they are just the beginning of what is to come. Your security perimeter is defined by wherever your information and people happen to be. We are attacked by professional adversaries who are better funded than we will ever be. We in the information security profession must change as dramatically as the environment we protect. We need new skills and new strategies to do our jobs effectively. We literally need to change the way we think. Written by one of the best in the business, Managing Risk and Information Security challenges traditional security theory with clear examples of the need for change. It also provides expert advice on how to dramatically increase the success of your security strategy and methods – from dealing with the misperception of risk to how to become a Z-shaped CISO. Managing Risk and Information Security is the ultimate treatise on how to deliver effective security to the world we live in for the next 10 years. It is absolute must reading for anyone in our profession – and should be on the desk of every CISO in the world.” Dave Cullinane, CISSP CEO Security Starfish, LLC “In this overview, Malcolm Harkins delivers an insightful survey of the trends, threats, and tactics shaping information risk and security. From regulatory compliance to psychology to the changing threat context, this work provides a compelling introduction to an important topic and trains helpful attention on the effects of changing technology and management practices.” Dr. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Professor, Stanford Law School Co-Director, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University “Malcolm Harkins gets it. In his new book Malcolm outlines the major forces changing the information security risk landscape from a big picture perspective, and then goes on to offer effective methods of managing that risk from a practitioner's viewpoint. The combination makes this book unique and a must read for anyone interested in IT risk." Dennis Devlin AVP, Information Security and Compliance, The George Washington University “Managing Risk and Information Security is the first-to-read, must-read book on information security for C-Suite executives. It is accessible, understandable and actionable. No sky-is-falling scare tactics, no techno-babble – just straight talk about a critically important subject. There is no better primer on the economics, ergonomics and psycho-behaviourals of security than this.” Thornton May, Futurist, Executive Director & Dean, IT Leadership Academy “Managing Risk and Information Security is a wake-up call for information security executives and a ray of light for business leaders. It equips organizations with the knowledge required to transform their security programs from a “culture of no” to one focused on agility, value and competitiveness. Unlike other publications, Malcolm provides clear and immediately applicable solutions to optimally balance the frequently opposing needs of risk reduction and business growth. This book should be required reading for anyone currently serving in, or seeking to achieve, the role of Chief Information Security Officer.” Jamil Farshchi, Senior Business Leader of Strategic Planning and Initiatives, VISA “For too many years, business and security – either real or imagined – were at odds. In Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable, you get what you expect – real life practical ways to break logjams, have security actually enable business, and marries security architecture and business architecture. Why this book? It's written by a practitioner, and not just any practitioner, one of the leading minds in Security today.” John Stewart, Chief Security Officer, Cisco “This book is an invaluable guide to help security professionals address risk in new ways in this alarmingly fast changing environment. Packed

Managing the Human Factor in Information Security

Managing the Human Factor in Information Security Book
Author : David Lacey
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-02-24
ISBN : 0470721995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by a security expert with more than 25 years' experience, this book examines how fundamental staff awareness is to establishing security and addresses such challenges as containing threats, managing politics, developing programs, and getting a business to buy into a security plan. --from publisher description.

Management of Information Security

Management of Information Security Book
Author : Michael E. Whitman,Herbert J. Mattord
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2018-05-02
ISBN : 9781337405713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Equip your students with a management-focused overview of information security as well as the tools to effectively administer it with Whitman/Mattord's MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, Sixth Edition. More than ever, we need to prepare information security management students to build and staff security programs capable of securing systems and networks to meet the challenges in a world where continuously emerging threats, ever-present attacks and the success of criminals illustrate weaknesses in current information technologies. This text offers an exceptional blend of skills and experiences to administer and manage the more secure computing environments that organizations need. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, it includes updated coverage of NIST, ISO and security governance along with emerging concerns like Ransomware, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things.

Information Security Management Metrics

Information Security Management Metrics Book
Author : W. Krag Brotby, CISM
Publisher : Auerbach Publications
Release : 2009-03-30
ISBN : 9781420052855
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Spectacular security failures continue to dominate the headlines despite huge increases in security budgets and ever-more draconian regulations. The 20/20 hindsight of audits is no longer an effective solution to security weaknesses, and the necessity for real-time strategic metrics has never been more critical. Information Security Management Metrics: A Definitive Guide to Effective Security Monitoring and Measurement offers a radical new approach for developing and implementing security metrics essential for supporting business activities and managing information risk. This work provides anyone with security and risk management responsibilities insight into these critical security questions: How secure is my organization? How much security is enough? What are the most cost-effective security solutions? How secure is my organization? You can’t manage what you can’t measure This volume shows readers how to develop metrics that can be used across an organization to assure its information systems are functioning, secure, and supportive of the organization’s business objectives. It provides a comprehensive overview of security metrics, discusses the current state of metrics in use today, and looks at promising new developments. Later chapters explore ways to develop effective strategic and management metrics for information security governance, risk management, program implementation and management, and incident management and response. The book ensures that every facet of security required by an organization is linked to business objectives, and provides metrics to measure it. Case studies effectively demonstrate specific ways that metrics can be implemented across an enterprise to maximize business benefit. With three decades of enterprise information security experience, author Krag Brotby presents a workable approach to developing and managing cost-effective enterprise information security.

Information Security Management Global Challenges in the New Millennium

Information Security Management  Global Challenges in the New Millennium Book
Author : Dhillon, Gurpreet
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2000-07-01
ISBN : 9781930708860
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Information security is moving much higher up the agenda of corporate concerns. If information is our most important asset, then we must gird ourselves up for the task of protecting it properly. Information Security Management: Global Challenges in the New Millennium focuses on aspects of information security planning, evaluation, design and implementation.

Information Security Management Systems

Information Security Management Systems Book
Author : Heru Susanto,Mohammad Nabil Almunawar
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-06-14
ISBN : 1351867814
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new volume, Information Security Management Systems: A Novel Framework and Software as a Tool for Compliance with Information Security Standard, looks at information security management system standards, risk management associated with information security, and information security awareness within an organization. The authors aim to improve the overall ability of organizations to participate, forecast, and actively assess their information security circumstances. It is important to note that securing and keeping information from parties who do not have authorization to access such information is an extremely important issue. To address this issue, it is essential for an organization to implement an ISMS standard such as ISO 27001 to address the issue comprehensively. The authors of this new volume have constructed a novel security framework (ISF) and subsequently used this framework to develop software called Integrated Solution Modeling (ISM), a semi-automated system that will greatly help organizations comply with ISO 27001 faster and cheaper than other existing methods. In addition, ISM does not only help organizations to assess their information security compliance with ISO 27001, but it can also be used as a monitoring tool, helping organizations monitor the security statuses of their information resources as well as monitor potential threats. ISM is developed to provide solutions to solve obstacles, difficulties, and expected challenges associated with literacy and governance of ISO 27001. It also functions to assess the RISC level of organizations towards compliance with ISO 27001. The information provide here will act as blueprints for managing information security within business organizations. It will allow users to compare and benchmark their own processes and practices against these results shown and come up with new, critical insights to aid them in information security standard (ISO 27001) adoption.

Managing Information Risk and the Economics of Security

Managing Information Risk and the Economics of Security Book
Author : M. Eric Johnson
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2010-10-29
ISBN : 9781441935298
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Security has been a human concern since the dawn of time. With the rise of the digital society, information security has rapidly grown to an area of serious study and ongoing research. While much research has focused on the technical aspects of computer security, far less attention has been given to the management issues of information risk and the economic concerns facing firms and nations. Managing Information Risk and the Economics of Security provides leading edge thinking on the security issues facing managers, policy makers, and individuals. Many of the chapters of this volume were presented and debated at the 2008 Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), hosted by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Sponsored by Tuck’s Center for Digital Strategies and the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), the conference brought together over one hundred information security experts, researchers, academics, reporters, corporate executives, government officials, cyber crime investigators and prosecutors. The group represented the global nature of information security with participants from China, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the US. This volume would not be possible without the dedicated work Xia Zhao (of Dartmouth College and now the University of North Carolina, Greensboro) who acted as the technical editor.

A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security

A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security Book
Author : Steve Purser
Publisher : Artech House
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781580537032
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This groundbreaking book helps you master the management of information security, concentrating on the recognition and resolution of the practical issues of developing and implementing IT security for the enterprise. Drawing upon the authors' wealth of valuable experience in high-risk commercial environments, the work focuses on the need to align the information security process as a whole with the requirements of the modern enterprise, which involves empowering business managers to manage information security-related risk. Throughout, the book places emphasis on the use of simple, pragmatic risk management as a tool for decision-making. The first book to cover the strategic issues of IT security, it helps you to: understand the difference between more theoretical treatments of information security and operational reality; learn how information security risk can be measured and subsequently managed; define and execute an information security strategy design and implement a security architecture; and ensure that limited resources are used optimally. Illustrated by practical examples, this topical volume reveals the current problem areas in IT security deployment and management. Moreover, it offers guidelines for writing scalable and flexible procedures for developing an IT security strategy and monitoring its implementation. You discover an approach for reducing complexity and risk, and find tips for building a successful team and managing communications issues within the organization. This essential resource provides practical insight into contradictions in the current approach to securing enterprise-wide IT infrastructures, recognizes the need to continually challenge dated concepts, demonstrates the necessity of using appropriate risk management techniques, and evaluates whether or not a given risk is acceptable in pursuit of future business opportunities.

Managing Information Security

Managing Information Security Book
Author : Rahul Bhaskar,Bhushan Kapoor
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-08-21
ISBN : 0128073896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Information technology security management can be defined as processes that supported enabling organizational structure and technology to protect an organization’s IT operations and assets against internal and external threats, intentional or otherwise. The principle purpose of IT security management is to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of IT systems. Fundamentally, security management is a part of the risk management process and business continuity strategy in an organization.

How to Cheat at Managing Information Security

How to Cheat at Managing Information Security Book
Author : Mark Osborne
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-08-22
ISBN : 9780080508283
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the only book that covers all the topics that any budding security manager needs to know! This book is written for managers responsible for IT/Security departments from mall office environments up to enterprise networks. These individuals do not need to know about every last bit and byte, but they need to have a solid understanding of all major, IT security issues to effectively manage their departments. This book is designed to cover both the basic concepts of security, non – technical principle and practices of security and provides basic information about the technical details of many of the products - real products, not just theory. Written by a well known Chief Information Security Officer, this book gives the information security manager all the working knowledge needed to: • Design the organization chart of his new security organization • Design and implement policies and strategies • Navigate his way through jargon filled meetings • Understand the design flaws of his E-commerce and DMZ infrastructure * A clearly defined guide to designing the organization chart of a new security organization and how to implement policies and strategies * Navigate through jargon filled meetings with this handy aid * Provides information on understanding the design flaws of E-commerce and DMZ infrastructure

Managing Information Security

Managing Information Security Book
Author : James A. Schweitzer
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An updated and revised account of how to develop and implement an information security program in the business/industrial environment. Offering a survey of the field of information security processing, an outline is provided of procedures to safeguard data as well as examples of actual policiesm

Computer and Information Security Handbook

Computer and Information Security Handbook Book
Author : John R. Vacca
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
Release : 2009-05-04
ISBN : 9780080921945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents information on how to analyze risks to your networks and the steps needed to select and deploy the appropriate countermeasures to reduce your exposure to physical and network threats. Also imparts the skills and knowledge needed to identify and counter some fundamental security risks and requirements, including Internet security threats and measures (audit trails IP sniffing/spoofing etc.) and how to implement security policies and procedures. In addition, this book covers security and network design with respect to particular vulnerabilities and threats. It also covers risk assessment and mitigation and auditing and testing of security systems as well as application standards and technologies required to build secure VPNs, configure client software and server operating systems, IPsec-enabled routers, firewalls and SSL clients. This comprehensive book will provide essential knowledge and skills needed to select, design and deploy a public key infrastructure (PKI) to secure existing and future applications. * Chapters contributed by leaders in the field cover theory and practice of computer security technology, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise * Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of security issues facilitates learning and allows the reader to remain current and fully informed from multiple viewpoints * Presents methods of analysis and problem-solving techniques, enhancing the reader's grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions

Information Security Governance

Information Security Governance Book
Author : Krag Brotby
Publisher : Wiley
Release : 2009-04-13
ISBN : 9780470131183
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Growing Imperative Need for Effective Information Security Governance With monotonous regularity, headlines announce ever more spectacular failures of information security and mounting losses. The succession of corporate debacles and dramatic control failures in recent years underscores the necessity for information security to be tightly integrated into the fabric of every organization. The protection of an organization's most valuable asset information can no longer be relegated to low-level technical personnel, but must be considered an essential element of corporate governance that is critical to organizational success and survival. Written by an industry expert, Information Security Governance is the first book-length treatment of this important topic, providing readers with a step-by-step approach to developing and managing an effective information security program. Beginning with a general overview of governance, the book covers: The business case for information security Defining roles and responsibilities Developing strategic metrics Determining information security outcomes Setting security governance objectives Establishing risk management objectives Developing a cost-effective security strategy A sample strategy development The steps for implementing an effective strategy Developing meaningful security program development metrics Designing relevant information security management metrics Defining incident management and response metrics Complemented with action plans and sample policies that demonstrate to readers how to put these ideas into practice, Information Security Governance is indispensable reading for any professional who is involved in information security and assurance.

Managing Information Security

Managing Information Security Book
Author : James T. Harmening
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-08-21
ISBN : 0128073888
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today, when most companies and government agencies rely on computer networks to store and manage their organizations’ data, it is essential that measures are put in place to secure those networks and keep them functioning optimally. Network administrators need to define their security management systems to cover all parts of their computer and network resources. With a plethora of storage devices, including iPads, Android Tablets, USB drives, watches, televisions, Digital Video Recorders, smart phones, apple T.V. appliances, Xbox’s, and household appliances, the management becomes even more difficult. This chapter focuses on security management systems: Which are sets of policies put place by an organization to maintain the security of their computer and network resources. These policies are based on the types of resources that need to be secured, and they depend on the organization. Some groups of policies can be applied to entire industries; others are specific to an individual organization. A security management system starts as a set of policies that dictate the way in which computer resources can be used. The policies are then implemented by the organization’s technical departments and enforced. This can be easy for smaller organizations but can require a team for larger international organizations that have thousands of business processes. Either way, measures need to be put in place to prevent, respond to, and fix security issues that arise in an organization. Standards that were in place ten years ago may not be adequate for current business practices. As an example a strong password may have included less than 8 characters, while modern computers can easily break the password utilizing brute force or rainbow table methods.

Measuring and Managing Information Risk

Measuring and Managing Information Risk Book
Author : Jack Freund,Jack Jones
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2014-08-23
ISBN : 0127999329
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Security Risk Management

Security Risk Management Book
Author : Evan Wheeler
Publisher : Syngress Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9781597496155
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The goal of Security Risk Management is to teach you practical techniques that will be used on a daily basis, while also explaining the fundamentals so you understand the rationale behind these practices. Security professionals often fall into the trap of telling the business that they need to fix something, but they can't explain why. This book will help you to break free from the so-called "best practices" argument by articulating risk exposures in business terms. You will learn techniques for 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 guide for managing security risks. 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