Information Security: A Manager's Guide to Thwarting Data Thieves and Hackers (Praeger Security International Business Security)
By: Philip Alexander (author)Hardback
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Organizations with computer networks, Web sites, and employees carrying laptops and Blackberries face an array of security challenges. Among other things, they need to keep unauthorized people out of the network, thwart Web site hackers, and keep data safe from prying eyes or criminal hands. This book provides a high-level overview of these challenges and more. But it is not for the hard-core IT security engineer who works full time on networks. Instead, it is aimed at the nontechnical executive with responsibility for ensuring that information and assets stay safe and private. Written by a practicing information security officer, Philip Alexander, the book contains the latest information and arms readers with the knowledge they need to make better business decisions. Information Security: A Manager's Guide to Thwarting Data Thieves and Hackers covers the following technical issues in a nontechnical manner: -The concept of defense in depth -Network design -Business-continuity planning -Authentication and authorization -Providing security for your mobile work force -Hackers and the challenges they can present -Viruses, Trojans, and worms But it doesn't stop there.
The book goes beyond the technical and covers highly important topics related to data security like outsourcing, contractual considerations with vendors, data privacy laws, and hiring practices. In short, Alexander gives the reader a 360-degree look at data security: What to be worried about; what to look for; the tradeoffs among cost, efficiency, and speed; what different technologies can and can't do; and how to make sure technical professionals are keeping their eyes on the right ball. Best of all, it conveys information in an understandable way, meaning managers won't need to rely solely on the IT people in their own company-who may speak an entirely different language and have entirely different concerns. Hackers and data thieves are getting smarter and bolder every day. Information Security is your first line of defense.
Philip Alexander is Director of Security Operations for a fraud-management company. He began his career in computers back in the late 1980s while serving in the U.S. military. Since then, he has worked in both the public and private sectors in positions including engineer, principal security consultant, security architect, and information technology director. He holds numerous certifications, including the CISSP and ISSMP. Alexander has written numerous articles on data security issues, and he is the author of Data Breach Disclosure Laws: A State-by-State Perspective.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS PREFACE COMPUTER USE AND DATA SECURITY POLICIES AND STANDARDS NETWORK/DMZ DESIGN DEFENSE IN DEPTH AUTHENTICATION AND AUTHORIZATION SECURITY AND THE MOBILE EMPLOYEE BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING HACKERS, SNOOPS, AND VIRUSES PERSONNEL ISSUES AND HIRING PRACTICES CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS DATA PRIVACY LAWS OVERSEAS OUTSOURCING APPENDIX A: THE TRUSTED COMPUTER SYSTEM EVALUATION CRITERIA (TCSEC) APPENDIX B: RAINBOW SERIES APPENDIX C: THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION (ISO) GLOSSARY INDEX ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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