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Executive Guide to Information Security
Threats, Challenges, and Solutions
Today, every executive must understand information security from a business perspective. Now, this concise book tells business leaders exactly what they need to know to make intelligent decisions about security–without ever getting lost in the technical complexities.
The Executive Guide to Information Security offers realistic, step-by-step recommendations for evaluating and improving information security in any enterprise. From start to finish, the focus is on action: what works and how to get it done. Here are just a few of the things you will be learning:
Understanding your security challenges and obligations
Trends in security attacks
Systematically identifying your risks and vulnerabilities
Implementing best-practice processes for access, acceptable use, training, strategy, and emergency response
Effective executive leadership, governance, and metrics
Staffing security–coping with a shortage of expertise
Whether you're a CxO, a line-of-business executive, or an IT executive who needs to get colleagues up to speed, this is the nontechnical, business-driven security briefing you've been searching for.
Mark Egan is chief information officer and vice president of the Information Technology Division of Symantec. In this role, he is responsible for all internal systems and security at Symantec. Egan is the co-chair of TechNet's Cyber Security Best Practices Campaign and a frequent speaker on best practices for information security and information technology.
TIM MATHER, Symantec's vice president and chief information security officer, is responsible for Symantec's information security program. Mather is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Information Systems Manager.
The authors' profits from this book will support a scholarship program for underprivileged students planning IT careers.
289 pages; ISBN 9780321349699
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Title: Executive Guide to Information Security
Author: Mark Egan; Tim Mather