Information Security Risk Analysis

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Risk is a cost of doing business. The question is, "What are the risks, and what are their costs?" Knowing the vulnerabilities and threats that face your organization's information and systems is the first essential step in risk management.

Information Security Risk Analysis shows you how to use cost-effective risk analysis techniques to identify and quantify the threats--both accidental and purposeful--that your organization faces. The book steps you through the qualitative risk analysis process using techniques such as PARA (Practical Application of Risk Analysis) and FRAP (Facilitated Risk Analysis Process) to:
  • Evaluate tangible and intangible risks
  • Use the qualitative risk analysis process
  • Identify elements that make up a strong Business Impact Analysis
  • Conduct risk analysis with confidence

    Management looks to you, its information security professional, to provide a process that allows for the systematic review of risk, threats, hazards, and concerns, and to provide cost-effective measures to lower risk to an acceptable level. You can find books that cover risk analysis for financial, environmental, and even software projects, but you will find none that apply risk analysis to information technology and business continuity planning or deal with issues of loss of systems configuration, passwords, information loss, system integrity, CPU cycles, bandwidth, and more. Information Security Risk Analysis shows you how to determine cost effective solutions for your organization's information technology.
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    CRC Press
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    Published on
    Jan 23, 2001
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    Pages
    296
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    ISBN
    9781420000092
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    Language
    English
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    Genres
    Business & Economics / Commerce
    Business & Economics / Industries / Service
    Computers / Security / General
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    This content is DRM protected.
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    Eligible for Family Library

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    The book discusses organization-wide policies, their documentation, and legal and business requirements. It explains policy format with a focus on global, topic-specific, and application-specific policies. Following a review of asset classification, it explores access control, the components of physical security, and the foundations and processes of risk analysis and risk management.

    The text concludes by describing business continuity planning, preventive controls, recovery strategies, and how to conduct a business impact analysis. Each chapter in the book has been written by a different expert to ensure you gain the comprehensive understanding of what it takes to develop an effective information security program.

    Starting with the inception of an education program and progressing through its development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation, Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, Second Edition provides authoritative coverage of nearly everything needed to create an effective training program that is compliant with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Written by Rebecca Herold, a well-respected information security and privacy expert named one of the "Best Privacy Advisers in the World" multiple times by Computerworld magazine as well as a "Top 13 Influencer in IT Security" by IT Security Magazine, the text supplies a proven framework for creating an awareness and training program. It also:

    Lists the laws and associated excerpts of the specific passages that require training and awareness Contains a plethora of forms, examples, and samples in the book’s 22 appendices Highlights common mistakes that many organizations make Directs readers to additional resources for more specialized information Includes 250 awareness activities ideas and 42 helpful tips for trainers

    Complete with case studies and examples from a range of businesses and industries, this all-in-one resource provides the holistic and practical understanding needed to identify and implement the training and awareness methods best suited to, and most effective for, your organization.

    Praise for:

    The first edition was outstanding. The new second edition is even better ... the definitive and indispensable guide for information security and privacy awareness and training professionals, worth every cent. As with the first edition, we recommend it unreservedly..
    —NoticeBored.com

    Successful security professionals have had to modify the process of responding to new threats in the high-profile, ultra-connected business environment. But just because a threat exists does not mean that your organization is at risk. This is what risk assessment is all about. How to Complete a Risk Assessment in 5 Days or Less demonstrates how to identify threats your company faces and then determine if those threats pose a real risk to the organization.

    To help you determine the best way to mitigate risk levels in any given situation, How to Complete a Risk Assessment in 5 Days or Less includes more than 350 pages of user-friendly checklists, forms, questionnaires, and sample assessments.

    Presents Case Studies and Examples of all Risk Management Components

    Based on the seminars of information security expert Tom Peltier, this volume provides the processes that you can easily employ in your organization to assess risk.

    Answers such FAQs as:

    Why should a risk analysis be conducted?

    Who should review the results?

    How is the success measured?

    Always conscious of the bottom line, Peltier discusses the cost-benefit of risk mitigation and looks at specific ways to manage costs. He supports his conclusions with numerous case studies and diagrams that show you how to apply risk management skills in your organization—and it’s not limited to information security risk assessment. You can apply these techniques to any area of your business. This step-by-step guide to conducting risk assessments gives you the knowledgebase and the skill set you need to achieve a speedy and highly-effective risk analysis assessment in a matter of days.

    Successful security professionals have had to modify the process of responding to new threats in the high-profile, ultra-connected business environment. But just because a threat exists does not mean that your organization is at risk. This is what risk assessment is all about. Information Security Risk Analysis, Third Edition demonstrates how to identify threats your company faces and then determine if those threats pose a real risk to your organization.

    Providing access to more than 350 pages of helpful ancillary materials, this volume: Presents and explains the key components of risk management Demonstrates how the components of risk management are absolutely necessary and work in your organization and business situation Shows how a cost-benefit analysis is part of risk management and how this analysis is performed as part of risk mitigation Explains how to draw up an action plan to protect the assets of your organization when the risk assessment process concludes Examines the difference between a Gap Analysis and a Security or Controls Assessment Presents case studies and examples of all risk management components

    Authored by renowned security expert and certification instructor, Thomas Peltier, this authoritative reference provides you with the knowledge and the skill-set needed to achieve a highly effective risk analysis assessment in a matter of days. Supplemented with user-friendly checklists, forms, questionnaires, sample assessments, and other documents, this work is truly a one-stop, how-to resource for industry and academia professionals.

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