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Information Security Governance: A Practical Development and Implementation Approach

Information Security Governance: A Practical Development and Implementation Approach
Author: Krag Brotby
ISBN 13: 9780470131183
ISBN 10: 470131187
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-04-13
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 220
List Price: $101.95

The Growing Imperative Need for Effective Information Security Governance

With monotonous regularity, headlines announce ever more spectacular failures of information security and mounting losses. The succession of corporate debacles and dramatic control failures in recent years underscores the necessity for information security to be tightly integrated into the fabric of every organization. The protection of an organization's most valuable asset information can no longer be relegated to low-level technical personnel, but must be considered an essential element of corporate governance that is critical to organizational success and survival.

Written by an industry expert, Information Security Governance is the first book-length treatment of this important topic, providing readers with a step-by-step approach to developing and managing an effective information security program. Beginning with a general overview of governance, the book covers:

The business case for information security

Defining roles and responsibilities

Developing strategic metrics

Determining information security outcomes

Setting security governance objectives

Establishing risk management objectives

Developing a cost-effective security strategy

A sample strategy development

The steps for implementing an effective strategy

Developing meaningful security program development metrics

Designing relevant information security management metrics

Defining incident management and response metrics

Complemented with action plans and sample policies thatdemonstrate to readers how to put these ideas into practice, Information Security Governance is indispensable reading for any professional who is involved in information security and assurance.