10. Management and Incidents

In this chapter:

• Security planning

• Incident response and business continuity planning

• Risk analysis

• Handling natural and human-caused disasters

In this chapter we introduce concepts of managing security. Many readers of this book are, or will be, practitioners or technologists, people who design, implement, and use security. Devices, algorithms, architectures, protocols, and mechanisms are important for those readers.

Some technologists think security involves just designing a stronger (faster, better, bigger) appliance or selecting the best cryptographic algorithm. That these are important considerations is true. But what if you build something that nobody adopts? Perhaps the user interface is inscrutable. ...

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