An Introduction to Information Security and ISO27001

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IT Governance, Oct 1, 2008 - Computers - 44 pages
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This book furnishes readers with an understanding of the basics of information security, including: a definition of what information security means; how managing information security can be achieved using an approach recognized world-wide; the sorts of factors that need to be considered in an information security regime, including how the perimeters of such a scheme can be properly defined; how an information security management system can ensure it is maximizing the effect of any budget it has; what sort of things resources might be invested in to deliver a consistent level of assurance; and how organizations can demonstrate the degree of assurance they offer with regards to information security, how to interpret claims of adherence to the ISO 27001 standard and exactly what it means. Corporate bodies will find this book useful at a number of stages in any information security project, including at the decision-making stage, at project initiation stage, and as part of an on-going awareness campaign.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORSteve G Watkins: Director, Training and Consultancy, IT Governance Ltd.Steve managed the world's first successful BS7799 implementation project. He has over 18 years' experience of managing integrated manage-ment systems, including maintenance of Information Security, Quality, Environmental and Investor in People certifications.Steve's experience includes senior management positions in both the public and private sectors, having responsibility for nearly all corporate support functions.As well as being a trained ISO27001 and ISO9001 auditor, Steve is a trained EFQM assessor and holds diplomas in safety and financial management. He is Chair of the UK ISO/IEC 27001 Users Group (which is the UK chapter of the International ISMS User Group) and also sits on the Management Committee of the British Standards Society, where he chairs the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group.Steve can be contacted

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