COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
Information Protection Playbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124172326, 9780124172425

Information Protection Playbook

1st Edition

Editors: Greg Kane Lorna Koppel
Paperback ISBN: 9780124172326
eBook ISBN: 9780124172425
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th September 2013
Page Count: 128
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


The primary goal of the Information Protection Playbook is to serve as a comprehensive resource for information protection (IP) professionals who must provide adequate information security at a reasonable cost. It emphasizes a holistic view of IP: one that protects the applications, systems, and networks that deliver business information from failures of confidentiality, integrity, availability, trust and accountability, and privacy.

Using the guidelines provided in the Information Protection Playbook, security and information technology (IT) managers will learn how to implement the five functions of an IP framework: governance, program planning, risk management, incident response management, and program administration. These functions are based on a model promoted by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and validated by thousands of Certified Information Security Managers. The five functions are further broken down into a series of objectives or milestones to be achieved in order to implement an IP framework.

The extensive appendices included at the end of the book make for an excellent resource for the security or IT manager building an IP program from the ground up. They include, for example, a board of directors presentation complete with sample slides; an IP policy document checklist; a risk prioritization procedure matrix, which illustrates how to classify a threat based on a scale of high, medium, and low; a facility management self-assessment questionnaire; and a list of representative job descriptions for roles in IP.

The Information Protection Playbook is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes information protection guidelines that are driven by business objectives, laws, regulations, and industry standards
  • Draws from successful practices in global organizations, benchmarking, advice from a variety of subject-matter experts, and feedback from the organizations involved with the Security Executive Council
  • Includes 11 appendices full of the sample checklists, matrices, and forms that are discussed in the book


Mid- to upper-level security and information technology managers; security and information technology practitioners; students enrolled in two- and four-year college programs for security or computer science

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

What is a Playbook?

About the Information Protection Playbook

IP Program



IP Strategy

Chapter 1. Information Protection Function One: Governance

Implementation One: Strategic Management

Implementation Two: Reporting and Communication

Implementation Three: Policies

Implementation Four: Regulations and Compliance Management

Implementation Five: Roles and Responsibilities

Implementation Six: Procedures and Guidelines

Implementation Seven: Portfolio Management

Governance Improvement

Additional Information

Chapter 2. Information Protection Function Two: Program Planning

BASELINES, STANDARDS, Procedures, and Guidelines

Accountability and Resources


For More Information

Chapter 3. Information Protection Function Three: Risk Management

Risk Assessment

Risk Communication Procedure

Risk Management Methodologies

For More Information

Chapter 4. Information Protection Function Four: Incident Response Management


Plans, Exercises, Activation, Documentation, and Improvement

For More Information

Chapter 5. Information Protection Function Five: Program Administration



Change Management


Key Points

For More Information

Appendix A. Playbook Summary

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix


Appendix B. Board of Directors Presentation

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Example Presentation

Appendix C. Information Protection Policies Checklist

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Example Policy Documents

Example Data Classification Policy Elements

Appendix D. An Example Roles and Responsibilities RACI Matrix

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Example RACI Matrix

Appendix E. Risk Prioritization Procedure Matrix

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Risk Prioritization Matrix

Appendix F. Security Awareness and Training Menu

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Security Awareness and Training Delivery Methods

Security Awareness and Training Menu

Appendix G. Risk Assessment and Compliance Checklist

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Risk Assessment and Compliance Checklist

Appendix H. Incident Response

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Incident Response Planning

Incident Reaction

Appendix I. Facility Management Self-Assessment

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Self-assessment Questionnaire

Appendix J. Roles in Information Protection

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Example Positions

Appendix K. Measurement in Information Protection

What’s Here

How to Use This Appendix

Initial Measurement Program

Evolutionary Process Improvement

Additional Resources


About the Contributing Editors

About Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio


No. of pages:
© Elsevier 2013
17th September 2013
Paperback ISBN:
eBook ISBN:

About the Editors

Greg Kane

Greg Kane

Greg Kane has held a director role for the Security Executive Council since 2006. In this role he is responsible for mitigating risk as it applies to IT systems and the extensive intellectual property assets contained within. He has been responsible for disaster recovery and business continuity for various organizations for over 20 years. His work experience also includes analysis of security-related regulations, standards, and guidelines in order to encourage efficient and value-added compliance management. Greg leverages his strong skills in research and analysis to write a monthly security newsletter published to an audience of over 10,000 security practitioners. Before joining the Security Executive Council, Greg provided services to multiple businesses from retail to high tech manufacturing. This included more than 10 successful years with a leading international business consulting services provider. Greg's educational background includes an MS degree in computer science and an MBA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of IT and product technology, Security Executive Council

Lorna Koppel

Lorna Koppel

Lorna Koppel has been the VP, chief information security officer (CISO) for Iron Mountain since January 2013. Her role is designed to bring focus to growing information security (IS) needs and to deliver an effective global IS program to protect Iron Mountain’s proprietary and confidential information, customer information, and the technology infrastructure.

Her key responsibilities at Iron Mountain include overseeing IS governance, including global policies, standards, and the technology architecture strategy; assessing and managing IS compliance and assurance needs for Iron Mountain’s customers; and overseeing the Computer Incident Response Center, technology risk assessments, and risk management processes.

Lorna has an extensive background in IS with over 20 years of experience in security and systems administration, risk analysis, and the implementation of high-profile global strategic initiatives. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with senior leaders and cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategic and tactical security programs, as well as develop strategies to address regulatory compliance mandates and other security-related requirements.

Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Lorna was the CISO for global consumer goods manufacturer Kohler, and director of global security at network service provider BT/Infonet Services Corp. She began her career as a meteorologist with the US Air Force and has degrees from Bowling Green State University, Penn State, and the State University of New York at Albany.

In November 2010 Lorna was recognized as one of the industry’s “Most Influential People in Security” in the information technology/cyber security practitioners category by Security magazine.

Affiliations and Expertise

CISO, Iron Mountain; Tier 1 Security Leader Board of Advisors, Security Executive Council


"...outline a model IP security program promoted by the Information Systems Audit and Control Assn. (ISACA)…An excellent, terse series of IT security job descriptions and qualifications guidelines is included…" --Security Letter

Ratings and Reviews