With monotonous regularity, headlines announce ever morespectacular failures of information security and mounting losses.The succession of corporate debacles and dramatic control failuresin recent years underscores the necessity for information securityto be tightly integrated into the fabric of every organization. Theprotection of an organization's most valuable asset information canno longer be relegated to low-level technical personnel, but mustbe considered an essential element of corporate governance that iscritical to organizational success and survival.
Written by an industry expert, Information Security Governanceis the first book-length treatment of this important topic,providing readers with a step-by-step approach to developing andmanaging an effective information security program. Beginning witha general overview of governance, the book covers:
The business case for information security
Defining roles and responsibilities
Developing strategic metrics
Determining information security outcomes
Setting security governance objectives
Establishing risk management objectives
Developing a cost-effective security strategy
A sample strategy development
The steps for implementing an effective strategy
Developing meaningful security program development metrics
Designing relevant information security management metrics
Defining incident management and response metrics
Complemented with action plans and sample policies thatdemonstrate to readers how to put these ideas into practice,Information Security Governance is indispensable reading for anyprofessional who is involved in information security andassurance.
Krag Brotby, cism, has more than twenty-five years of experience in the computer security field with a focus on governance, metrics, and architecture. A frequent presenter at security conferences, he has authored a variety of publications on information security risk management, governance, and metrics. A principal author and editor of the ISACA CISM review manual and related presentation materials, he has served on the CISM Practice Analysis Task Force defining the information security practice area for the coming years.