Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard

Todd Fitzgerald

December 20, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 431 Pages - 34 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439811634 - CAT# K10586

USD$83.95

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Features

  • Defines the leadership skills required by information security officers
  • Covers the functions of the security department and the pros and cons of different reporting structures
  • Highlights the control frameworks available and the regulations which must be adhered to
  • Discusses the control areas, including physical, network, application, business continuity/disaster recovery, and identity management

Summary

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 doesn’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.