The Information Systems Security Officer's Guide

The Information Systems Security Officer's Guide

Establishing and Managing an Information Protection Program

2nd Edition - August 5, 2003

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  • Author: Gerald Kovacich
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491530

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Information systems security continues to grow and change based on new technology and Internet usage trends. In order to protect your organization's confidential information, you need information on the latest trends and practical advice from an authority you can trust. The new ISSO Guide is just what you need. Information Systems Security Officer's Guide, Second Edition, from Gerald Kovacich has been updated with the latest information and guidance for information security officers. It includes more information on global changes and threats, managing an international information security program, and additional metrics to measure organization performance. It also includes six entirely new chapters on emerging trends such as high-tech fraud, investigative support for law enforcement, national security concerns, and information security consulting. This essential guide covers everything from effective communication to career guidance for the information security officer. You'll turn to it again and again for practical information and advice on establishing and managing a successful information protection program.

Key Features

  • Six new chapters present the latest information and resources to counter information security threats
  • Every chapter contains opening objectives and closing summaries to clarify key points
  • Accessible, easy-to-read style for the busy professional

Readership

Information security and information assurance managers, technicians and investigators; computer forensic professionals; information technology and network professionals specializing in security

Table of Contents

  • Section I: The Working Environment of an ISSO
    Understanding the Information World Environment; Understanding the Business and Management Environment; Understanding Today's Threats to Information Assets; The International Widget Corporation (IWC)

    Section II: The Duties and Responsibilities of an ISSO
    The ISSO's Position, Duties and Responsibilities; The InfoSec Strategic, Tactical, and Annual Plans; Establishing a CIAPP and InfoSec Organization; Determining and Establishing InfoSec Functions; Establishing a Metrics Management System; Annual Re-Evaluation and Future Plans; High Technology Fraud and Other Crimes Investigative Support; InfoSec in the Interest of National Security

    SECTION III: Global, Professional, and Personal Challenges of an ISSO
    The Related World of Information Warfare, Information Operations, and Information Assurance; The ISSO and Ethical Conduct; ISSO Career Development; How to Market Yourself as an ISSO; So, Are You Ready to Become an InfoSec Consultant?; 21st Century Challenges for the ISSO

Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2003
  • Published: August 5, 2003
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491530

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

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