Information security for non-technical managers

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This book presents a non-technical overview of the main elements of managing information security, where everyone, not just technical people, has a role to play.

Modern economies are highly dependent on information systems and networks connected to “cyberspace” a virtual world with a population of several billion and growing.

Cyberspace is inherently insecure. Achieving acceptable information security requires building awareness of what it takes to achieve it, mitigating vulnerabilities in people, processes and technologies and constant adaptation to a rapidly changing environment.

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Content

About the author

Introduction

  1. Information security in context
    1. A short history of information techno…

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This book presents a non-technical overview of the main elements of managing information security, where everyone, not just technical people, has a role to play.

Modern economies are highly dependent on information systems and networks connected to “cyberspace” a virtual world with a population of several billion and growing.

Cyberspace is inherently insecure. Achieving acceptable information security requires building awareness of what it takes to achieve it, mitigating vulnerabilities in people, processes and technologies and constant adaptation to a rapidly changing environment.

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Content

About the author

Introduction

  1. Information security in context
    1. A short history of information technologies and their side effects
    2. Why information security is increasingly important
    3. Ubiquity and irreversible dependencies
  2. Lessons identified in the last ten years
    1. The semantics of information security
    2. The major target areas in information insecurity
    3. What needs to be done to strengthen security is well known but not done well enough
    4. Certifications
    5. Asymmetries and consequences
    6. Maintaining security is everybody’s job
  3. Defining information security
    1. What is meant by “Information Security”
    2. Differences between Enterprise security, Information security and Information Technology security
  4. Managing information security in the enterprise
    1. Information Security Governance
    2. The components of information security governance
    3. Managing for security
    4. What makes a good Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
    5. Your role as a manager
  5. The four domains of vulnerabilities
    1. Governance vulnerabilities
    2. People vulnerabilities
    3. Process vulnerabilities
    4. Technology vulnerabilities
  6. Other drivers of information insecurity
    1. Causes for concern
    2. External factors: the constantly changing landscape
    3. Information security should not inhibit innovative thinking
  7. Measuring security
    1. Measuring Information Security
    2. Reporting information security metrics
  8. Other information security topics
    1. Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    2. Information Risk Management
    3. Planning for survival
    4. The legislative landscape
  9. Conclusions
  10. References
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    2. Material requiring purchase
    3. Topics not covered in this book
  11. Appendix: Acknowledgements
  12. Endnotes
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