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The Growing Imperative Need for Effective Information Security GovernanceWith 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 securityDefining roles and responsibilitiesDeveloping strategic metricsDetermining information security outcomesSetting security governance objectivesEstablishing risk management objectivesDeveloping a cost-effective security strategyA sample strategy developmentThe steps for implementing an effective strategyDeveloping meaningful security program development metricsDesigning relevant information security management metricsDefining incident management and response metricsComplemented with action plans and sample policies that demonstrate 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
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