A Business Guide To Information Security: How to Protect Your Company's IT Assets Reduce Risks and Understand the Law

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Kogan Page Publishers, Oct 3, 2005 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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The legal obligations placed upon businesses as part of governance requirements makes this essential reading for all businesses, large or small, simple or complex, on and off-line. This is a non-technical and up-to-date explanation of the vital issues facing all companies in an area increasingly noted for the high degrees of unofficial hype alongside government regulation and will be welcomed by those seeking to secure their businesses in the face of sustained threats to their assets and in particular, in relation to their data security. Full of practical and straightforward advice, key areas covered include handling the internet, e-commerce, wireless information systems and the legal and regulatory frameworks.
 

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Contents

1 Threats and compliance
1
2 Simply essential
15
3 The SOHO Internet Highway Code
23
4 The Infosec Basics for Business
45
5 Essentials for smaller organizations
77
6 Essentials for larger organizations
83
7 Essentials for wireless networking
91
8 Essentials for ecommerce
109
9 Legal and regulatory essentials
115
The ABC glossary of information security and related terms
129
Appendix 1 Further reading
167
Appendix 2 Useful websites
169
Index
175
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Alan Calder, founder director of IT Governance Ltd, led one of the very first organizations ever to achieve BS7799. His 30 year international management career, at CEO and Director level in both the private and public sectors, has increasingly focused on the challenge of making information security as simple and as natural as household security. He has previously written IT Governance which is due to appear in it's 3rd Edition in June 2005, and Corporate Governance, which is published in the autumn.

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