The Information Systems Security Officer's Guide - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128021903, 9780128023792

The Information Systems Security Officer's Guide

3rd Edition

Establishing and Managing a Cyber Security Program

Authors: Gerald Kovacich
eBook ISBN: 9780128023792
Paperback ISBN: 9780128021903
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th January 2016
Page Count: 360
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Description

The Information Systems Security Officer's Guide: Establishing and Managing a Cyber Security Program, Third Edition, provides users with information on how to combat the ever-changing myriad of threats security professionals face. This entirely updated edition presents practical advice on establishing, managing, and evaluating a successful information protection program in a corporation or government agency, covering everything from effective communication to career guidance for the information security officer.

The book outlines how to implement a new plan or evaluate an existing one, and is especially targeted to those who are new to the topic. It is the definitive resource for learning the key characteristics of an effective information systems security officer (ISSO), and paints a comprehensive portrait of an ISSO's duties, their challenges, and working environments, from handling new technologies and threats, to performing information security duties in a national security environment.

Key Features

  • Provides updated chapters that reflect the latest technological changes and advances in countering the latest information security threats and risks and how they relate to corporate security and crime investigation
  • Includes new topics, such as forensics labs and information warfare, as well as how to liaison with attorneys, law enforcement, and other agencies others outside the organization
  • Written in an accessible, easy-to-read style

Readership

Information Security professionals, Security professionals, Information Security students

Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE CYBER SECURITY OFFICER
1. Understanding the Past and Present Cyber-Information World Environment
2. Understanding the Past and Present Global Business and Management Environment
3. An Overview of Related World Views of Cyber Security
4. A Glimpse at the History of Technology
5. Understanding Today’s Threats in the Cyber Vapor - "War Stories" from the Front Lines

SECTION II: THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CYBER SECURITY OFFICER
6. The Cyber Security Officer’s Position, Duties and Responsibilities
7. The Cyber Security Strategic, Tactical, and Annual Plans
8. Establishing a Cyber Security Program and Cyber Security Organization
9. Determining and Establishing Cyber Security Functions
10. Establishing a Metrics Management System
11. Annual Re-Evaluation and Future Plan
12. High Technology Fraud and Other Crimes' Investigative Support

SECTION III: GLOBAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND PERSONAL CHALLENGES OF A CYBER SECURITY OFFICER
13. Introduction to Global Information Warfare
14. The Cyber Security Officer, and Privacy, Ethical, Liability Issues
15. Cyber Security Officer Career Development: Marketing Yourself, Lecturing, and Consulting
16. 21st Century Challenges for the Cyber Security Officer

Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780128023792
Paperback ISBN:
9780128021903

About the Author

Gerald Kovacich

Dr. Gerald L. Kovacich has more than 40 years of experience in industrial, business and government security, investigations, information systems security, and information warfare, both in the U.S. Government as a special agent, in international corporations, and subsequently as an international consultant and lecturer. He retired as the Information Warfare Technologist, Northrop Grumman Corporation to pursue a career as an international consultant, lecturer and writer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Security consultant, lecturer, and author, Oak Harbor, WA, USA

Reviews

"...this book is not just for aspiring cyber security officers – it’s also a great read for other professionals in management positions as they should know what cyber security officers do and struggle with." --Help Net Security

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