It Governance: A Manager's Guide to Data Security & BS 7799/ISO 17799

Calder, Alan, Watkins, Steve

Published by Kogan Page, 2003
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Synopsis: ""Companies across the USA, worried that cyberspace will be terrorism's next battleground have shored up security since September 11. About 77% of businesses improved defenses against hackers, viruses and other attacks. Such threats are real. Cyberspace attacks jumped 64% from a year ago."" -- USA Today 8/19/02 * 60% of organizations have suffered a data security breach in the last 2 years. 43% of those with sensitive or critical information have suffered an extremely serious one. * IT security is now the key boardroom issue of the e-commerce age. * Aimed at CEOs, FOs, and senior managers in the private and public sectors. * Explains current ""best practice""in managing data and information security * Encourages companies to ensure effective management control and legal compliance through attaining BS 7799 / ISO 17799. IT governance is a critical aspect of corporate governance, and recent reports have focused boardroom attention on the need to ensure ""best practice"" in IT management. This important guide, now up-dated to contain the final BS7799 / ISO17799 nomenclature, explains current best practice in managing data and information security and gives a clear action plan for attaining certification. It is an essential resource for directors and senior managers in organizations of all sorts and sizes but particularly those with well-developed IT systems and those focused on e-commerce. Topics covered include: The need for information security and the benefits of certification; Information security management, policy and scope; Risk assessment; Personnel security; Physical and environmental security, Equipment security; Security controls; Controls agains malicious software; Exchanges ofsoftware, the Internet and e-mail; Access control; Housekeeping, network management and media handling; Mobile computing and teleworking; Systems development and maintenance; Cryptographic controls; Compliance

About the Author: Alan Calder is a founder-director of IT Governance Ltd. He is the author of Corporate Governance, IT Governance, and International IT Governance (all Kogan Page).  

Steve Watkins is a recognized expert in the field of management system standards.  He has authored several books on the topic and provides training and consulting services in this area.

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Publisher: Kogan Page
Publication Date: 2003
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