For an organization to function effectively, its security controls must not be so restrictive that the business is denied the ability to be innovative and flexible. But increasingly pervasive threats mandate vigilance in unlikely areas. Adaptive Security Management Architecture enables security professionals to structure the best program designed to meet the complex needs of an entire organization, taking into account the organization’s business goals as well as the surrounding controls, processes, and units already in existence.
Security aligned with business needs
Introducing the concept of Adaptive Security Management Architecture (ASMA), the book explains how an organization can develop an adaptive security program closely aligned to business needs, making it an enabling force that helps the organization achieve its goals and objectives. Describing how to achieve this adaptability, the book cites several examples and concepts to demonstrate aspects of managing change. It presents the end product of a successful security management system and examines the finer points of how it can be accomplished.
Risk management and governance
The book explores the security and business attributes that must be considered in the development of services and discusses the importance of consistency of management of services. In a section on risk management, the author explains how this important component is directly integrated with the ASMA model. He also discusses the critical element of governance and its importance to demonstrating value and ensuring effective adaptation. Lastly, the book examines how proper organizational management can give the executive and leadership team the necessary oversight to ensure the entire security program meets stated expectations. It also describes the capability maturity model, which ensures that all the co-dependent features of the program are managed with a common approach, thus ensuring that the organization and its security program function as a unified, cohesive system.
Security and Business
Why a New Architecture?
The Conflict of Change
The Four Influencers
Now Is the Time
Adaptive Security Management Architecture Overview
About the Book
Compensating Controls Theory
The Depth and Granularity of Security
The Commonality of Security
Adaptability and Services
Defining Security Services
Risk Management as a Feature
Risk as Communications
Role of Risk Management
Rapid Risk Assessment
Adaptive Architecture Compliance
Governance Observation and Communications
Operational Characteristics of Governance
Defining the Customer
Service Catalog and Life Cycle Management
Security Personnel Training
Capability Maturity Management
Expectations and Results
Assessing Capability Maturity
Adaptive Architecture Capability Maturity Model
… readers of the book, have a great chance to learn professional structures and program designs … . This book can be recommended for researchers and university students in information security systems. Also, engineers, security system designers, and developers will find in it interesting and useful ... .
—Nicholas Sklavos, in Greece IEEE, April 2011, Vol. 2, No. 2