Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards

A Practitioner's Reference

Author: Douglas J. Landoll

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315355477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7503

Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards: A Practitioner's Reference gives you a blueprint on how to develop effective information security policies and procedures. It uses standards such as NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, and COBIT, and regulations such as HIPAA and PCI DSS as the foundation for the content. Highlighting key terminology, policy development concepts and methods, and suggested document structures, it includes examples, checklists, sample policies and procedures, guidelines, and a synopsis of the applicable standards. The author explains how and why procedures are developed and implemented rather than simply provide information and examples. This is an important distinction because no two organizations are exactly alike; therefore, no two sets of policies and procedures are going to be exactly alike. This approach provides the foundation and understanding you need to write effective policies, procedures, and standards clearly and concisely. Developing policies and procedures may seem to be an overwhelming task. However, by relying on the material presented in this book, adopting the policy development techniques, and examining the examples, the task will not seem so daunting. You can use the discussion material to help sell the concepts, which may be the most difficult aspect of the process. Once you have completed a policy or two, you will have the courage to take on even more tasks. Additionally, the skills you acquire will assist you in other areas of your professional and private life, such as expressing an idea clearly and concisely or creating a project plan.

Information Security Policies and Procedures

A Practitioner's Reference, Second Edition

Author: Thomas R. Peltier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203488737

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 8645

Information Security Policies and Procedures: A Practitioner’s Reference, Second Edition illustrates how policies and procedures support the efficient running of an organization. This book is divided into two parts, an overview of security policies and procedures, and an information security reference guide. This volume points out how security documents and standards are key elements in the business process that should never be undertaken to satisfy a perceived audit or security requirement. Instead, policies, standards, and procedures should exist only to support business objectives or mission requirements; they are elements that aid in the execution of management policies. The book emphasizes how information security must be integrated into all aspects of the business process. It examines the 12 enterprise-wide (Tier 1) policies, and maps information security requirements to each. The text also discusses the need for top-specific (Tier 2) policies and application-specific (Tier 3) policies and details how they map with standards and procedures. It may be tempting to download some organization’s policies from the Internet, but Peltier cautions against that approach. Instead, he investigates how best to use examples of policies, standards, and procedures toward the achievement of goals. He analyzes the influx of national and international standards, and outlines how to effectively use them to meet the needs of your business.

Computer Security

A Bibliography with Indexes

Author: John S. Potts

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590335215

Category: Computers

Page: 132

View: 5390

We live in a wired society, with computers containing and passing around vital information on both personal and public matters. Keeping this data safe is of paramount concern to all. Yet, not a day seems able to pass without some new threat to our computers. Unfortunately, the march of technology has given us the benefits of computers and electronic tools, while also opening us to unforeseen dangers. Identity theft, electronic spying, and the like are now standard worries. In the effort to defend both personal privacy and crucial databases, computer security has become a key industry. A vast array of companies devoted to defending computers from hackers and viruses have cropped up. Research and academic institutions devote a considerable amount of time and effort to the study of information systems and computer security. Anyone with access to a computer needs to be aware of the developing trends and growth of computer security. To that end, this book presents a comprehensive and carefully selected bibliography of the literature most relevant to understanding computer security. Following the bibliography section, continued access is provided via author, title, and subject indexes. W

Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards

Guidelines for Effective Information Security Management

Author: Thomas R. Peltier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849390326

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 3892

By definition, information security exists to protect your organization's valuable information resources. But too often information security efforts are viewed as thwarting business objectives. An effective information security program preserves your information assets and helps you meet business objectives. Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards: Guidelines for Effective Information Security Management provides the tools you need to select, develop, and apply a security program that will be seen not as a nuisance but as a means to meeting your organization's goals. Divided into three major sections, the book covers: writing policies, writing procedures, and writing standards. Each section begins with a definition of terminology and concepts and a presentation of document structures. You can apply each section separately as needed, or you can use the entire text as a whole to form a comprehensive set of documents. The book contains checklists, sample policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and a synopsis of British Standard 7799 and ISO 17799. Peltier provides you with the tools you need to develop policies, procedures, and standards. He demonstrates the importance of a clear, concise, and well-written security program. His examination of recommended industry best practices illustrates how they can be customized to fit any organization's needs. Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards: Guidelines for Effective Information Security Management helps you create and implement information security procedures that will improve every aspect of your enterprise's activities.

Information Security Management Handbook on CD-ROM, 2006 Edition

Author: Micki Krause

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849385857

Category: Computers

Page: 2036

View: 5762

The need for information security management has never been greater. With constantly changing technology, external intrusions, and internal thefts of data, information security officers face threats at every turn. The Information Security Management Handbook on CD-ROM, 2006 Edition is now available. Containing the complete contents of the Information Security Management Handbook, this is a resource that is portable, linked and searchable by keyword. In addition to an electronic version of the most comprehensive resource for information security management, this CD-ROM contains an extra volume's worth of information that is not found anywhere else, including chapters from other security and networking books that have never appeared in the print editions. Exportable text and hard copies are available at the click of a mouse. The Handbook's numerous authors present the ten domains of the Information Security Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) ®. The CD-ROM serves as an everyday reference for information security practitioners and an important tool for any one preparing for the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) ® examination. New content to this Edition: Sensitive/Critical Data Access Controls Role-Based Access Control Smartcards A Guide to Evaluating Tokens Identity Management-Benefits and Challenges An Examination of Firewall Architectures The Five "W's" and Designing a Secure Identity Based Self-Defending Network Maintaining Network Security-Availability via Intelligent Agents PBX Firewalls: Closing the Back Door Voice over WLAN Spam Wars: How to Deal with Junk E-Mail Auditing the Telephony System: Defenses against Communications Security Breaches and Toll Fraud The "Controls" Matrix Information Security Governance

Managing A Network Vulnerability Assessment

Author: Thomas R. Peltier,Justin Peltier,John A. Blackley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135512981

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 7281

The instant access that hackers have to the latest tools and techniques demands that companies become more aggressive in defending the security of their networks. Conducting a network vulnerability assessment, a self-induced hack attack, identifies the network components and faults in policies, and procedures that expose a company to the damage caused by malicious network intruders. Managing a Network Vulnerability Assessment provides a formal framework for finding and eliminating network security threats, ensuring that no vulnerabilities are overlooked. This thorough overview focuses on the steps necessary to successfully manage an assessment, including the development of a scope statement, the understanding and proper use of assessment methodology, the creation of an expert assessment team, and the production of a valuable response report. The book also details what commercial, freeware, and shareware tools are available, how they work, and how to use them. By following the procedures outlined in this guide, a company can pinpoint what individual parts of their network need to be hardened, and avoid expensive and unnecessary purchases.

Information Security Risk Analysis, Second Edition

Author: Thomas R. Peltier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420031198

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 926

The risk management process supports executive decision-making, allowing managers and owners to perform their fiduciary responsibility of protecting the assets of their enterprises. This crucial process should not be a long, drawn-out affair. To be effective, it must be done quickly and efficiently. Information Security Risk Analysis, Second Edition enables CIOs, CSOs, and MIS managers to understand when, why, and how risk assessments and analyses can be conducted effectively. This book discusses the principle of risk management and its three key elements: risk analysis, risk assessment, and vulnerability assessment. It examines the differences between quantitative and qualitative risk assessment, and details how various types of qualitative risk assessment can be applied to the assessment process. The text offers a thorough discussion of recent changes to FRAAP and the need to develop a pre-screening method for risk assessment and business impact analysis.

Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition

Author: Mark Rhodes-Ousley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071784365

Category: Computers

Page: 928

View: 718

Develop and implement an effective end-to-end security program Today’s complex world of mobile platforms, cloud computing, and ubiquitous data access puts new security demands on every IT professional. Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition (previously titled Network Security: The Complete Reference) is the only comprehensive book that offers vendor-neutral details on all aspects of information protection, with an eye toward the evolving threat landscape. Thoroughly revised and expanded to cover all aspects of modern information security—from concepts to details—this edition provides a one-stop reference equally applicable to the beginner and the seasoned professional. Find out how to build a holistic security program based on proven methodology, risk analysis, compliance, and business needs. You’ll learn how to successfully protect data, networks, computers, and applications. In-depth chapters cover data protection, encryption, information rights management, network security, intrusion detection and prevention, Unix and Windows security, virtual and cloud security, secure application development, disaster recovery, forensics, and real-world attacks and countermeasures. Included is an extensive security glossary, as well as standards-based references. This is a great resource for professionals and students alike. Understand security concepts and building blocks Identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risk Optimize authentication and authorization Use IRM and encryption to protect unstructured data Defend storage devices, databases, and software Protect network routers, switches, and firewalls Secure VPN, wireless, VoIP, and PBX infrastructure Design intrusion detection and prevention systems Develop secure Windows, Java, and mobile applications Perform incident response and forensic analysis

Complete Guide to CISM Certification

Author: Thomas R. Peltier,Justin Peltier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420013254

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 872

The Certified Information Security Manager®(CISM®) certification program was developed by the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA®). It has been designed specifically for experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities. The Complete Guide to CISM® Certification examines five functional areas—security governance, risk management, information security program management, information security management, and response management. Presenting definitions of roles and responsibilities throughout the organization, this practical guide identifies information security risks. It deals with processes and technical solutions that implement the information security governance framework, focuses on the tasks necessary for the information security manager to effectively manage information security within an organization, and provides a description of various techniques the information security manager can use. The book also covers steps and solutions for responding to an incident. At the end of each key area, a quiz is offered on the materials just presented. Also included is a workbook to a thirty-question final exam. Complete Guide to CISM® Certification describes the tasks performed by information security managers and contains the necessary knowledge to manage, design, and oversee an information security program. With definitions and practical examples, this text is ideal for information security managers, IT auditors, and network and system administrators.

Information Security Fundamentals

Author: John A. Blackley,Thomas R. Peltier,Justin Peltier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203488652

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 717

Effective security rules and procedures do not exist for their own sake-they are put in place to protect critical assets, thereby supporting overall business objectives. Recognizing security as a business enabler is the first step in building a successful program. Information Security Fundamentals allows future security professionals to gain a solid understanding of the foundations of the field and the entire range of issues that practitioners must address. This book enables students to understand the key elements that comprise a successful information security program and eventually apply these concepts to their own efforts. The book examines the elements of computer security, employee roles and responsibilities, and common threats. It examines the need for management controls, policies and procedures, and risk analysis, and also presents a comprehensive list of tasks and objectives that make up a typical information protection program. The volume discusses organizationwide policies and their documentation, and legal and business requirements. It explains policy format, focusing on global, topic-specific, and application-specific policies. Following a review of asset classification, the book explores access control, the components of physical security, and the foundations and processes of risk analysis and risk management. Information Security Fundamentals concludes by describing business continuity planning, including preventive controls, recovery strategies, and ways to conduct a business impact analysis.

Information systems security

a practitioner's reference

Author: Philip E. Fites,Martin P. J. Kratz

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 471

View: 8422

Network Security

The Complete Reference

Author: BRAGG

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071811737

Category: Computers

Page: 896

View: 919

Teaches end-to-end network security concepts and techniques. Includes comprehensive information on how to design a comprehensive security defense model. Plus, discloses how to develop and deploy computer, personnel, and physical security policies, how to design and manage authentication and authorization methods, and much more.

Neun Schritte zum Erfolg

Ein Überblick zur Implementierung der Norm ISO 27001:2013

Author: Alan Calder

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

ISBN: 1849288682

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 8029

Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung für eine erfolgreiche ISO 27001-Implementierung In sinnvoller, nicht technischer Sprache führt Sie dieser Leitfaden durch die wichtigsten Schritte eines ISO 27001-Projekts, um Ihnen den Erfolg desselben zu garantieren - von der Einführung bis hin zur Zertifizierung: ProjektmandatProjektanbahnungInitiierung eines ISMSManagement-FrameworkGrundlegende SicherheitskriterienRisikomanagementImplementierungMaßnahme, Überwachung und ÜberprüfungZertifizierung In dieser dritten Auflage und ausgerichtet auf ISO 27001: 2013 eignet sich das Handbuch ideal für alle jene, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Norm beschäftigen. "Es ist als hätten Sie einen $ 300 / h-Berater an Ihrer Seite, wenn Sie die Aspekte der Gewinnung von Management-Unterstützung, Planung, Problembestimmung (Scoping), Kommunikation etc. betrachten." Thomas F. Witwicki Mit Hilfe dieses Buches erfahren Sie wie Sie: Unterstützung im Management und die Aufmerksamkeit des Vorstands erhalten;Erstellen Sie ein Management-Framework und eine Gap-Analyse, um klar zu verstehen, was Sie bereits unter Kontrolle haben und worauf ihre Bemühungen abzielen sollen;Strukturieren Sie Ihr Projekt und statten Sie es mit Ressourcen aus – einschließlich der Festlegung, ob Sie einen Berater verwenden werden oder die Tätigkeit selbst durchführen sowie der Überprüfung der vorhandenen Mittel und Ressourcen, die ihre Arbeit erleichtern werden;Führen Sie eine fünfstufige Risikobewertung durch und erstellen Sie eine Aussage zur Anwendbarkeit sowie einen Risikoplan;Integrieren Sie Ihr ISO 27001 ISMS mit einem ISO 9001 QMS und anderem Managementsystem;Adressieren Sie die Dokumentationsherausforderungen, denen Sie im Rahmen der Erstellung von Geschäftsgrundsätzen, Verfahren, Arbeitsanweisungen und Datensätzen begegnen – einschließlich realisierbarer Alternativen zum kostspieligen Trial- und Error AnsatzKontinuierliche Verbesserung Ihres ISMS, einschließlich interner Prüfungen und Tests sowie Kontrollen durch das Management; Dieses Buch liefert Ihnen die nötige Anleitung zum Verständnis der Anforderungen der Norm und zur Gewährleistung, dass ihr Implementierungsprojekt ein Erfolg wird. Dabei werden sechs Geheimtipps für den Erfolg gegeben. Background Die Erlangung und Aufrechterhaltung der akkreditierten Zertifizierung nach der internationalen Norm für Informationssicherheit-Management - ISO 27001 - kann ein kompliziertes Vorhaben darstellen, besonders dann, wenn die Norm für Sie noch neu ist. Autor Alan Calder kennt ISO 27001 in- und auswendig: der Gründer und Vorstandsvorsitzende von IT Governance, er leitete die erste Implementierung eines nach BS 7799 zertifizierten Managementsystems - dem Vorläufer der ISO 27001 - und arbeitet seither mit der Norm und seinen Nachfolgern zusammen. Hunderte Organisationen weltweit haben akkreditierte Zertifizierungen nach ISO 27001 mit der IT-Governance-Beratung erlangt- wie in diesem Buch zusammengefasst. Kaufen Sie dieses Buch heute und erlernen Sie die neun Schritte für eine erfolgreiche ISO 27001 ISMS Implementierung.

The 2000 Guide to Health Data Security

A Practical Reference to Regulations, Policies, Technologies, Standards and Trends

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579871130

Category: Electronic data processing departments

Page: 329

View: 3858

The 1998 Guide to Health Data Security

A Practical Reference to Technologies, Policies, Standards and Trends

Author: Rich Ankey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579870126

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 7838

Secure Electronic Commerce

Building the Infrastructure for Digital Signatures and Encryption

Author: Warwick Ford,Michael S. Baum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134763422

Category: Computers

Page: 470

View: 1172

A guide to Building encryption and authentication technology into an online system used for electronic commerce. Covers both technical and legal issues.

Effective Cybersecurity

A Guide to Using Best Practices and Standards

Author: William Stallings

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780134772806

Category:

Page: 500

View: 4897

William Stallings' Effective Cybersecurity offers a comprehensive and unified explanation of the best practices and standards that represent proven, consensus techniques for implementing cybersecurity. Stallings draws on the immense work that has been collected in multiple key security documents, making this knowledge far more accessible than it has ever been before. Effective Cybersecurity is organized to align with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security, but deepens, extends, and complements ISF's work with extensive insights from the ISO 27002 Code of Practice for Information Security Controls, the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, COBIT 5 for Information Security, and a wide spectrum of standards and guidelines documents from ISO, ITU-T, NIST, Internet RFCs, other official sources, and the professional, academic, and industry literature. In a single expert source, current and aspiring cybersecurity practitioners will find comprehensive and usable practices for successfully implementing cybersecurity within any organization. Stallings covers: Security Planning: Developing approaches for managing and controlling the cybersecurity function; defining the requirements specific to a given IT environment; and developing policies and procedures for managing the security function Security Management: Implementing the controls to satisfy the defined security requirements Security Evaluation: Assuring that the security management function enables business continuity; monitoring, assessing, and improving the suite of cybersecurity controls. Beyond requiring a basic understanding of cryptographic terminology and applications, this book is self-contained: all technology areas are explained without requiring other reference material. Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material. These include: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, and glossaries to QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources.

CISSP

Training Guide

Author: Roberta Bragg

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789728012

Category: Computers

Page: 727

View: 5872

The CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professionals) exam is a six-hour, monitored paper-based exam covering 10 domains of information system security knowledge, each representing a specific area of expertise. This book maps the exam objectives and offers numerous features such as exam tips, case studies, and practice exams.

Impact of Security Culture on Security Compliance in Healthcare in the United States of America

An Information Assurance Approach

Author: Mansurul Hasib

Publisher: Tomorrow's Strategy Today, LLC

ISBN: 1484177746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

View: 9784

Cited in the reference materials for the HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) certification by ISC2 this is a national study of the state of information security in US healthcare. This work guides information security governance in US healthcare and covers current scholarly literature on people management for the purposes of HIPAA compliance. The work also identifies significant deficiencies within NIST 800-66 for healthcare and provides solutions. The book contains ideas from the author's 25 years of experience managing IT which includes 12 years in CIO roles in healthcare and biotechnology. The monograph is written for academics, students and business executives in plain business language with easy to understand charts and tables. All software tools used for the research were free and open source. Doctoral students and researchers should find the book helpful in providing guidance on the numerous methodological decisions an academic researcher has to make while conducting scholarly research. The book provides a completely new way to think about information security. Use security to increase productivity and innovation and a hallmark of distinction for your organization. Before making any investments in information security, read this book and save lots of money and create a better environment in your organization. Technology alone will not solve your problems - you need to involve the people in your entire organization. The author serves as adjunct cybersecurity faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and UMBC and is frequently invited to speak at local, national and international conferences. The author has CISSP, PMP and CPHIMS certifications and is a regular contributor on www.internetevolution.com, radio talk shows, as well as world-wide webinars. Written in plain language for academics, policy makers, and business professionals, this is probably the first doctoral work released exclusively on Amazon. Most doctoral dissertations reside in commercial databases and are not readily available to policy makers. The goal was to provide fast and easy access to anyone from anywhere. Doctoral students will be able to benefit from the strong methodological approach used with every research decision explained and cited (for example when do we know that we have enough survey respondents?). Information security practitioners in any field will be able to use the work to fine tune their information technology governance strategy. Use the work to explain and justify your strategy to business executives in your organization. For a quick review, read Chapter One, Four and Five. Chapter Two is particularly helpful to anyone who needs to understand HIPAA, its associated rules and guidance and the current scholarly literature on the topic.