Internet Protocol (IP) networks increasingly mix traditional data assets with traffic related to voice, entertainment, industrial process controls, metering, and more. Due to this convergence of content, IP networks are emerging as extremely vital infrastructure components, requiring greater awareness and better security and management.
Offering diverse perspectives from the world's leading experts on convergence, Securing Converged IP Networks illustrates how to maintain content integrity and network assurance. This book discusses the convergence market and the business drivers of convergence, details how to measure the sensitivity and assurance requirements of different data assets and discusses a wide range of ICT security threats and vulnerabilities. Later chapters discuss controls and safeguards in terms of management, as well as, technical, and operational tools that can reduce the likelihood of wide range of risks. It also provides recommendations for managing the assurance, implementation and operation of converged ICT network infrastructures and examines the future of ICT security and assurance under IP convergence.
Table of Contents
Understanding Internet Protocol (IP)
Convergence; Tyson Macaulay
Strike One Misconception
Who Should Read This Book?
The Convergence Market
The Business Drivers of Convergence
The Conflicting Priorities of Convergence
Converged Sensitivity and Enterprise Risk Management; Tyson Macaulay and Phil Norton
A Whole Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
Enterprise Risk Management and IP Convergence
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Threats and Vulnerabilities in the All-IP World;Tyson Macaulay, Pritpal Bhogal and Robert Prudhomme
Descriptive Techniques: Risk Worksheets
Use of Qualitative Metrics
Controls and Safeguards in the All-IP World; Tyson Macaulay, George McBride and Robert Prudhomme
Descriptive Techniques: Control and Safeguard Worksheets
Managing Assurance; Tyson Macaulay
Rate Implementation and Testing Regime for Converged Networks
Impact Assessment Checklist
What Comes Next?; Tyson Macaulay and Lee Wagner
Management Controls and Safeguards
Operations Controls and Safeguards
Technical Controls and Safeguards
"This book offers advice on a range of critical subjects pertaining to security practices and procedures. Anyone moving toward a converged platform will find the approach beneficial and illuminating."
Phil Norton, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
"This book delivers a requisite insight for security professionals to understand the scope and requirements of today's convergent networks."
George G. McBride, Lucent Technologies
"Find hands-on Security and Governance coverage for new converged networks, and in-depth understanding of issues and implications. Get details on security practices, standards and guidelines for introducing a converged platform with case studies to guide you through convergence milestones. A must read for decision-makers and implementers of the IP Converged platform."
Pritpal Bhobal, British Telecom