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Information Security A Practical Guide: Bridging the Gap between IT and Management by Tom Mooney

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CHAPTER 1: DAY ONE AS A SECURITY PROFESSIONAL

Chapter Overview

This chapter gives you guidance on bedding yourself into your new role in security. It will help you to get your bearings and explains some of the early tasks you need to carry out to understand your role much better.

The chapter first reinforces the confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) mantra, explaining its meaning and how to use it in your role. I then describe the people you should look to meet as soon as possible so that you know what is going on within the organisation and who you will need as allies. The chapter then explores how you can begin to understand the organisation’s security culture in order to realise how much influence you have in your role.

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