Security Strategy: From Requirements to Reality

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CRC Press, Oct 13, 2010 - Business & Economics - 346 pages
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Addressing the diminished understanding of the value of security on the executive side and a lack of good business processes on the security side, Security Strategy: From Requirements to Reality explains how to select, develop, and deploy the security strategy best suited to your organization. It clarifies the purpose and place of strategy in an information security program and arms security managers and practitioners with a set of security tactics to support the implementation of strategic planning initiatives, goals, and objectives.

The book focuses on security strategy planning and execution to provide a clear and comprehensive look at the structures and tools needed to build a security program that enables and enhances business processes. Divided into two parts, the first part considers business strategy and the second part details specific tactics. The information in both sections will help security practitioners and mangers develop a viable synergy that will allow security to take its place as a valued partner and contributor to the success and profitability of the enterprise.

Confusing strategies and tactics all too often keep organizations from properly implementing an effective information protection strategy. This versatile reference presents information in a way that makes it accessible and applicable to organizations of all sizes. Complete with checklists of the physical security requirements that organizations should consider when evaluating or designing facilities, it provides the tools and understanding to enable your company to achieve the operational efficiencies, cost reductions, and brand enhancements that are possible when an effective security strategy is put into action.


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An Introduction
Chapter 2 Getting to the Big Picture
Chapter 3 Testing the Consumer
Chapter 4 Strategic Framework Inputs to Strategic Planning
Chapter 5 Developing a Strategic Planning Process
Chapter 6 Gates Geeks and Guards Security Convergence
Chapter 10 Trust but Verify Accountability
Chapter 11 SDL and Incident Response
Chapter 12 Keep Your Enemies Closer
Chapter 13 Hire a Hessian Outsourcing
Chapter 14 Security Awareness Training

An Introduction
Chapter 8 Layer upon Layer Defense in Depth
Chapter 9 Did You See That Observation
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William “Bill” Stackpole, CISSP/ISSAP, CISM, former Principal Security Architect for Microsoft Online Services, has more than 25 years of IT experience in security and project management. In his past position, Bill provided thought leadership and guidance for Microsoft’s Secure Online Services Delivery Architecture. Before joining Microsoft, Bill was a principal consultant for Predictive System, an international network consultancy where he was the architect and promoted the application security business. Bill holds a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems, a CISSP with an Architecture Professional endorsement. He is co-author of Software Deployment,Updating, and Patching (Auerbach, 2007) and a contributing editor to Auerbach’s Handbook on Information Security Management (Krause and Tipton). Bill is a former chair for the CISSP Test Development Committee and a current member of the (ISC)2 Common Body of Knowledge committees for the CISSP and ISSAP certifications.

Eric Oksendahl, former Security Strategist for Boeing, has more than 25 years of experience as a business management consultant, senior facilitator, teacher, and program manager. At Boeing, Eric facilitated strategy development and implementation for the Security and Fire Protection division, including physical and information security. He designed and coordinated the use of strategy development and initiative deployment to integrate security practices into key business processes (e.g., international sales campaigns). Prior to that, Eric was a program manager at the Boeing Leadership Center where he conducted leadership development courses around the world that included Boeing management, supplier management, and customer management. Eric holds a B.A. from Montana State University and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Washington.

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