Increasingly, organisations rely on information for their day-to-day operations, and the loss or unavailability of information can mean the difference between success and ruin. Information risk management (IRM) is about identifying, assessing and prioritising risks to keep information secure and available. This accessible book is a practical guide to understanding the principles of IRM and developing a strategic approach to an IRM programme. It also includes a chapter on applying IRM in the public sector. It is the only textbook for the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management.