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Information Security

Design, Implementation, Measurement, and Compliance, 1st Edition

By Timothy P. Layton

Auerbach Publications

264 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Organizations rely on digital information today more than ever before. Unfortunately, that information is equally sought after by criminals. New security standards and regulations are being implemented to deal with these threats, but they are very broad and organizations require focused guidance to adapt the guidelines to their specific needs.

Fortunately, Information Security: Design, Implementation, Measurement, and Compliance outlines a complete roadmap to successful adaptation and implementation of a security program based on the ISO/IEC 17799:2005 (27002) Code of Practice for Information Security Management. The book first describes a risk assessment model, a detailed risk assessment methodology, and an information security evaluation process. Upon this foundation, the author presents a proposed security baseline for all organizations, an executive summary of the ISO/IEC 17799 standard, and a gap analysis exposing the differences between the recently rescinded version and the newly released version of the standard. Finally, he devotes individual chapters to each of the 11 control areas defined in the standard, covering systematically the 133 controls within the 39 control objectives.

Tim Layton's Information Security is a practical tool to help you understand the ISO/IEC 17799 standard and apply its principles within your organization's unique context.

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"I have had the pleasure of working with Tim on several large risk assessment projects and I have tremendous respect for his knowledge and experience as an information security practitioner. … Risk assessment is the cornerstone of an effective information security program. … striving to achieve compliance in the absence of a risk-based security strategy can only lead to failure. … Implement an effective risk assessment program and take control of the compliance monster. … This book will help you do just that. I know you will benefit from Tim's guidance on how to get the most from your risk assessment efforts. For today's information security leaders, there is not a topic more important."

-From the Foreword by Gary Geddes, CISSP, Strategic Security Advisor, Microsoft Corporation

Table of Contents

EVALUATING AND MEASURING AN INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM

INFORMATION SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT MODEL (ISRAM™)

. Background

. Linkage

. Risk Assessment Types

. Relationship to Other Models and Standards

. Terminology

. Risk Assessment Relationship

. Information Security Risk Assessment Model (ISRAM)

. References

GLOBAL INFORMATION SECURITY ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY (GISAM™)

. GISAM and ISRAM Relationship

. GISAM Design Criteria

. General Assessment Types

. GISAM Components

. References

DEVELOPING AN INFORMATION SECURITY EVALUATION (ISE™) PROCESS

. The Culmination of ISRAM and GISAM

. Business Process

A SECURITY BASELINE

. KRI Security Baseline Controls

. Security Baseline

. Information Security Policy Document

. Management Commitment to Information Security

. Allocation of Information Security Responsibilities

. Independent Review of Information Security

. Identification of Risks Related to External Parties

. Inventory of Assets

. Classification Guidelines

. Screening

. Information Security Awareness, Education, and Training

. Removal of Access Rights

. Physical Security Perimeter

. Protecting Against External and Environmental Threats

. Secure Disposal or Reuse of Equipment

. Documented Operating Procedures

. Change Management

. Segregation of Duties

. System Acceptance

. Controls against Malicious Code

. Management of Removable Media

. Information Handling Procedures

. Physical Media in Transit

. Electronic Commerce

. Access Control Policy

. User Registration

. Segregation in Networks

. Teleworking

. Security Requirements Analysis and Specification

. Policy on the Use of Cryptographic Controls

. Protection of System Test Data

. Control of Technical Vulnerabilities

. Reporting Information Security Events

. Including Information Security in the Business Continuity Process

. Identification of Applicable Legislation

. Data Protection and Privacy of Personal Information

. Technical Compliance Checking

. References

BACKGROUND OF THE ISO/IEC 17799 STANDARD

. History of the Standard

. Internals of the Standard

. Guidance for Use

. High-Level Objectives

. ISO/IEC Defined

. References

ISO/IEC 17799:2005 GAP ANALYSIS

. Overview

. Guidance for Use

. General Changes

. Security Policy

. Organization of Information Security

. Asset Management

. Human Resources Security

. Physical and Environmental Security

. Communications and Operations Management

. Access Control

. Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Maintenance

. Information Security Incident Management

. Business Continuity Management

. Compliance

. References

ANALYSIS OF ISO/IEC 17799:2005 (27002) CONTROLS

SECURITY POLICY

. Information Security Policy

. Summary

. References

ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION SECURITY

. Internal Organization

. External Parties

. Summary

. References

ASSET MANAGEMENT

. Responsibility for Assets

. Information Classification

. Summary

. References

HUMAN RESOURCES SECURITY

. Prior to Employment

. During Employment

. Termination or Change of Employment

. Summary

. References

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

. Secure Areas

. Equipment Security

. Summary

. References

COMMUNICATIONS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

. Operational Procedures and Responsibilities

. Third-Party Service Delivery Management

. System Planning and Acceptance

. Protection against Malicious and Mobile Code

. Backup

. Network Security Management

. Media Handling

. Exchange of Information

. Electronic Commerce Services

. Monitoring

. Summary

. References

ACCESS CONTROL

. Business Requirements for Access Control

. User Access Management

. User Responsibilities

. Network Access Control

. Operating System Access Control

. Application and Information Access Control

. Mobile Computing and Teleworking

. Summary

. References

INFORMATION SYSTEMS ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT, AND MAINTENANCE

. Security Requirements of Information Systems

. Correct Processing in Applications

. Cryptographic Controls

. Security of System Files

. Security in Development and Support Processes

. Technical Vulnerability Management

. Summary

. References

INFORMATION SECURITY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

. Reporting Information Security Events and Weaknesses

. Management of Information Security Incidents and Improvements

. Summary

. References

BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

. Information Security Aspects of Business Continuity Management

. Summary

. References

COMPLIANCE

. Compliance with Legal Requirements

. Compliance with Security Policies and Standards, and Technical Compliance

. Information Systems Audit Considerations

. Summary

. References

APPENDIX A: ISO STANDARDS CITED IN ISO/IEC 17799:2005

APPENDIX B: GENERAL REFERENCES

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COM053000
COMPUTERS / Security / General