Managing Information Security

Managing Information Security

2nd Edition - August 21, 2013

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  • Editor: John Vacca
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124166882
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124166943

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Managing Information Security offers focused coverage of how to protect mission critical systems, and how to deploy security management systems, IT security, ID management, intrusion detection and prevention systems, computer forensics, network forensics, firewalls, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and more. It offers in-depth coverage of the current technology and practice as it relates to information security management solutions. Individual chapters are authored by leading experts in the field and address the immediate and long-term challenges in the authors’ respective areas of expertise.

Key Features

  • Chapters contributed by leaders in the field covering foundational and practical aspects of information security management, allowing the reader to develop a new level of technical expertise found nowhere else
  • Comprehensive coverage by leading experts allows the reader to put current technologies to work
  • Presents methods of analysis and problem solving techniques, enhancing the reader’s grasp of the material and ability to implement practical solutions


Information security practitioners at the managerial, operational and technical levels. Job titles include IT Manager, Information Security Officer, IT Security Analyst, Security Auditor, etc..

Table of Contents

  • Ch 1. Information Security Essentials for IT Managers
    Ch 2. Security Management Systems
    Ch 3. Information Technology Security Management
    Ch 4. Online Identity and User Management Services
    Ch 5. Intrusion Prevention and Detection Systems
    Ch 6. Firewalls
    Ch 7. Penetration Testing
    Ch 8. What is Vulnerability Assessment?
    Ch 9. Cyber Forensics
    Ch 10. Cyber Forensics and Incident Response
    Ch 11. Network Forensics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2013
  • Published: August 21, 2013
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124166882
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124166943

About the Editor

John Vacca

John Vacca
John Vacca is an independent information technology consultant and researcher, professional writer, editor, reviewer, and author based in Pomeroy, Ohio, USA. Since 1982, John has authored, edited, and published more than 85 books, including Smart Cities Policies and Financing: Approaches and Solutions, Elsevier; Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press; Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies: Handbook on Planning, Design, Development, and Regulation, Elsevier; Online Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, and Radicalization, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press; Nanoscale Networking and Communications Handbook, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press; Handbook of Sensor Networking: Advanced Technologies and Applications, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press; Network and System Security 2/e, Elsevier/Syngress; Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection, Elsevier/Syngress; and Managing Information Security 2/e, Elsevier/Syngress; among many others. John was a Configuration Management Specialist, Computer Specialist, and the Computer Security Official (CSO) for NASA’s space station program (Freedom) and the International Space Station Program from 1988 until his retirement from NASA in 1995. John has also been a security consultant for major motion pictures, including AntiTrust, Collateral, and Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story. He received his M.Sc. from Kansas State University and an MBA from Emporia State University and served in the United States Air Force from 1967-1971.

Affiliations and Expertise

Information Technology Consultant and Researcher, Pomeroy, OH, USA.

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