A Hands-On Guide to Assessing Infosec and IT Vendors
- Josh More, Senior Security Consultant, RJS Smart Security (CISSP, GIAC-GCIH, GIAC-GSLC)
Assessing Vendorsshows you how to walk the line between under- and over-assessing, so decisions can be made on sufficient data without wasting time, digging too deeply, or making decisions too quickly. This hands-on guide will show you how to use an iterative approach to vendor analysis, so you can rapidly filter out the vendors that are clear failures and then select likely winners. It will then show you how to do progressively deeper dives into the likely winners so you can select a preferred vendor. Finally, you will learn how to negotiate with your preferred vendor to get reasonable prices and services.
- Provides an iterative approach to vendor assessment, showing you how to make decisions on sufficient data without wasting time
- Includes checklists to help you navigate the decision-making process, while considering all the important factors needed to make a sound decision
- Helps you understand and evaluate vendors based on key concepts such as performance criteria, functional testing, production, and price
AudienceInformation Security professionals of all levels, systems administrators, network administrators, and IT Managers.
- Published: April 2013
- Imprint: SYNGRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-409607-3
Table of Contents
Functional Testing - Initial Pass
Functional Testing - Deeper Dive