By Steve Purser
This groundbreaking e-book is helping you grasp the administration of knowledge protection, targeting the proactive attractiveness and backbone of the sensible problems with constructing and imposing IT safety for the company. Drawing upon the authors' wealth of precious adventure in high-risk advertisement environments, the paintings makes a speciality of the necessity to align the data safety method as an entire with the necessities of the fashionable firm, which contains empowering company managers to control info security-related possibility. all through, the booklet areas emphasis at the use of straightforward, pragmatic hazard administration as a device for decision-making. the 1st e-book to hide the strategic problems with IT safety, it allows you to: comprehend the variation among extra theoretical remedies of data protection and operational truth; find out how info safeguard chance might be measured and as a result controlled; outline and execute a knowledge defense technique layout and enforce a safety structure; and make sure that restricted assets are used optimally.
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This is discussed in more detail in Chapter 6. 6 Processes and procedures It is quite fashionable these days to model information security as a process. In this context, a process can be thought of as a machine that transforms a set of inputs into a set of outputs. In the case of information security, the inputs are essentially unsecured data and systems, known threats, untrained staff, the business strategy of the organization, and legal and regulatory requirements. The outputs are secured data and systems, trained staff, and supporting documentation.
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Once this has been done, it is much easier to define how the transition will occur. This simple, but nevertheless powerful, approach is one of the most efficient ways to go about defining an information-security strategy. The strategy itself is one of the key elements in ensuring the long-term success of the information-security approach, as it contains a consolidated vision of the present and the future. Defining an information-security strategy, however, requires a thorough understanding of the following issues: ◗ Strong and weak points of the current approach; ◗ Current and projected trends in the areas of incidents and vulnerabilities; ◗ Probable evolution of security software; ◗ Business and IT strategy of the organization; ◗ Level of commitment to reducing risk and available budget.
A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security by Steve Purser