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Securing Converged IP Networks

1st Edition

By Tyson Macaulay

Auerbach Publications

280 pages | 47 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849375804
pub: 2006-05-30
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Internet Protocol (IP) networks increasingly mix traditional data assets with traffic related to voice, entertainment, industrial process controls, metering, and more. Due to this convergence of content, IP networks are emerging as extremely vital infrastructure components, requiring greater awareness and better security and management.

Offering diverse perspectives from the world's leading experts on convergence, Securing Converged IP Networks illustrates how to maintain content integrity and network assurance. This book discusses the convergence market and the business drivers of convergence, details how to measure the sensitivity and assurance requirements of different data assets and discusses a wide range of ICT security threats and vulnerabilities. Later chapters discuss controls and safeguards in terms of management, as well as, technical, and operational tools that can reduce the likelihood of wide range of risks. It also provides recommendations for managing the assurance, implementation and operation of converged ICT network infrastructures and examines the future of ICT security and assurance under IP convergence.


"This book offers advice on a range of critical subjects pertaining to security practices and procedures. Anyone moving toward a converged platform will find the approach beneficial and illuminating."

Phil Norton, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

"This book delivers a requisite insight for security professionals to understand the scope and requirements of today's convergent networks."

George G. McBride, Lucent Technologies

"Find hands-on Security and Governance coverage for new converged networks, and in-depth understanding of issues and implications. Get details on security practices, standards and guidelines for introducing a converged platform with case studies to guide you through convergence milestones. A must read for decision-makers and implementers of the IP Converged platform."

Pritpal Bhobal, British Telecom

Table of Contents

Understanding Internet Protocol (IP)

Convergence; Tyson Macaulay

Strike One Misconception

Who Should Read This Book?


Convergence 101

The Convergence Market

The Business Drivers of Convergence

Cost Drivers

Competitive Drivers

Regulatory Drivers

The Conflicting Priorities of Convergence

Converged Sensitivity and Enterprise Risk Management; Tyson Macaulay and Phil Norton

Target Audience

A Whole Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Enterprise Risk Management and IP Convergence

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Threats and Vulnerabilities in the All-IP World;Tyson Macaulay, Pritpal Bhogal and Robert Prudhomme

Target Audience

Descriptive Techniques: Risk Worksheets

Use of Qualitative Metrics

Threat Lists

Sample Worksheet

Management Threats

Operational Threats

Controls and Safeguards in the All-IP World; Tyson Macaulay, George McBride and Robert Prudhomme

Target Audience

Descriptive Techniques: Control and Safeguard Worksheets

Sample Worksheet

Management Controls

Operational Controls

Managing Assurance; Tyson Macaulay

Target Audience

Rate Implementation and Testing Regime for Converged Networks

Impact Assessment Checklist

What Comes Next?; Tyson Macaulay and Lee Wagner

Target Audience

Management Controls and Safeguards

Operations Controls and Safeguards

Technical Controls and Safeguards

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COMPUTERS / Security / General