Follow step-by-step guidance to craft a successful security program. You will identify with the paradoxes of information security and discover handy tools that hook security controls into business processes.
Information security is more than configuring firewalls, removing viruses, hacking machines, or setting passwords. Creating and promoting a successful security program requires skills in organizational consulting, diplomacy, change management, risk analysis, and out-of-the-box thinking.
What You'll Learn
Build a security program that will fit neatly into an organization and change dynamically to suit both the needs of the organization and survive constantly changing threats
Prepare for and pass such common audits as PCI-DSS, SSAE-16, and ISO 27001
Calibrate the scope, and customize security controls to fit into an organization's culture
Implement the most challenging processes, pointing out common pitfalls and distractions
Frame security and risk issues to be clear and actionable so that decision makers, technical personnel, and users will listen and value your advice
Who This Book Is For
IT professionals moving into the security field; new security managers, directors, project heads, and would-be CISOs; and security specialists from other disciplines moving into information security (e.g., former military security professionals, law enforcement professionals, and physical security professionals)