Managing Information Security

Managing Information Security

1st Edition - March 3, 2010

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  • Editor: John Vacca
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597495349

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Managing Information Security offers focused coverage of how to protect mission critical systems, 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  Identity Management

    Ch 5  Intrusion Prevention and Detection Systems

    Ch 6  Computer Forensics

    Ch 7 Network Forensics

    Ch 8 Firewalls

    Ch 9 Penetrating Testing

    Ch 10 What is Vulnerability Assessment?

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2010
  • Published: March 3, 2010
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9781597495349

About the Editor

John Vacca

John Vacca

John Vacca is an information technology consultant, researcher, professional writer, editor, reviewer, and internationally-known best-selling author based in Pomeroy, Ohio. Since 1982, John has authored/edited 85 books (some of his most recent books include):

    •Smart Cities Policies and Financing: Approaches and Solutions, 1st Edition (Publisher: Elsevier Inc.) (January 24, 2022) •Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges, 2nd Edition (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (November 2, 2020)) •Solving Urban Infrastructure Problems Using Smart City Technologies: Handbook on Planning, Design, Development, and Regulation, 1st Edition (Publisher: Elsevier Inc.) (September 30, 2020)) •Online Terrorist Propaganda, Recruitment, and Radicalization, 1st Edition (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (August 9, 2019)) •Nanoscale Networking and Communications Handbook, 1st Edition (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (July 22, 2019)) •Computer and Information Security Handbook, 3E (Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (June 10, 2017)) •Security in the Private Cloud (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (September 1, 2016)) •Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (August 19, 2016)) •Handbook of Sensor Networking: Advanced Technologies and Applications (Publisher: CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) (January 14, 2015)) •Network and System Security, Second Edition, 2E (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013)) •Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013)) •Managing Information Security, Second Edition, 2E (Publisher: Syngress (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (September 23, 2013)) •Computer and Information Security Handbook, 2E (Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (an imprint of Elsevier Inc.) (May 31, 2013)) •Identity Theft (Cybersafety) (Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (April 1, 2012 )

    He has written more than 600 articles in the areas of advanced storage, computer security and aerospace technology (copies of articles and books are available upon request).

    John was also 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.

    In addition, John is also an independent online book reviewer. Finally, John was one of the security consultants for the MGM movie titled: "AntiTrust," which was released on January 12, 2001. A detailed copy of John's author bio can be viewed at URL: John can be reached at:

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