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1st Edition

The Complete Guide to Cybersecurity Risks and Controls

ISBN 9781498740548
Published April 4, 2016 by Auerbach Publications
326 Pages - 70 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Complete Guide to Cybersecurity Risks and Controls presents the fundamental concepts of information and communication technology (ICT) governance and control. In this book, you will learn how to create a working, practical control structure that will ensure the ongoing, day-to-day trustworthiness of ICT systems and data. The book explains how to establish systematic control functions and timely reporting procedures within a standard organizational framework and how to build auditable trust into the routine assurance of ICT operations.

The book is based on the belief that ICT operation is a strategic governance issue rather than a technical concern. With the exponential growth of security breaches and the increasing dependency on external business partners to achieve organizational success, the effective use of ICT governance and enterprise-wide frameworks to guide the implementation of integrated security controls are critical in order to mitigate data theft. Surprisingly, many organizations do not have formal processes or policies to protect their assets from internal or external threats.

The ICT governance and control process establishes a complete and correct set of managerial and technical control behaviors that ensures reliable monitoring and control of ICT operations. The body of knowledge for doing that is explained in this text. This body of knowledge process applies to all operational aspects of ICT responsibilities ranging from upper management policy making and planning, all the way down to basic technology operation.

Table of Contents

Why Cybersecurity Management Is Important
Computing and Culture Shock
Chapter Summary
Key Concepts
Key Terms

Control-Based Information Governance, What It Is and How It Works
The Value of Formal Control
Chapter Summary
Key Concepts
Key Terms

A Survey of Control Frameworks, General Structure, and Application
What Is Information Security Governance?
IT Governance Frameworks—An Overview
IT Security Controls
Chapter Summary
Key Terms

What Are Controls and Why Are They Important?
Picking Up Where Chapter 1 Left Off
Goal-Based Security Controls
Implementation-Based Security Controls
The Security Control Formulation and Development Process
Setting the Stage for Control Implementation through Security Architecture Design
Chapter Summary
Key Terms

Implementing a Multitiered Governance and Control Framework in a Business
Constructing Practical Systems of Controls
Practical Implementation: How to Establish a Real, Working Control Framework
Ensuring Long-Term Control Capability
Chapter Summary
Key Concepts
Key Terms

Risk Management and Prioritization Using a Control Perspective
Ensuring that Risk Management Process Supports the Organization
The Five Elements of the Risk Management Process
Chapter Summary
Key Concepts
Key Terms

Control Formulation and Implementation Process
The Control Formulation Process
Creating and Documenting Control Objectives
Creating a Management-Level Control Process
Assessing Control Performance
Measurement-Based Assurance of Controls
Assessing and Remediating the Control Environment
Developing a Comprehensive ICT Control Program
Chapter Summary
Key Concepts
Key Terms

Security Control Validation and Verification
Security Control Assessment Fundamentals
NIST Security Control Assessment Process
Control Testing and Examination Application
Chapter Summary
Key Terms

Control Framework Sustainment and Security of Operations
Operational Control Assurance: Aligning Purpose with Practice
Operational Assurance (Sensing)
Response Management (Responding)
Operational Oversight and Infrastructure Assurance of Control Set Integrity
Chapter Summary
Key Concepts
Key Terms

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Anne Kohnke, PhD, is an assistant professor of IT at Lawrence Technological University and teaches courses in both the information technology and organization development/change management disciplines at the bachelor through doctorate levels. Anne started as an adjunct professor in 2002 and joined the faculty full time in 2011. Her IT career started in the mid-1980s on a help desk, and over the years, Anne developed technical proficiency as a database administrator, network engineer, systems analyst, and technical project manager. After a decade, Anne was promoted to management and worked as an IT director, vice president of IT and chief information security officer (CISO). Her research focuses on cybersecurity, risk management, IT governance, and security countermeasures. Anne earned her PhD from Benedictine University.

Daniel P. Shoemaker, PhD, is principal investigator and senior research scientist at the University of Detroit Mercy’s Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies. Dan has served 30 years as a professor at UDM with 25 of those years as department chair. He served as a co-chair for both the Workforce Training and Education and the Software and Supply Chain Assurance Initiatives for the Department of Homeland Security, and was a subject matter expert for the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework 2.0. Dan has coauthored six books in the field of cybersecurity and has authored more than one hundred journal publications. Dan earned his PhD from the University of Michigan.

Ken Sigler, MS, is a faculty member of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program at the Auburn Hills campus of Oakland Community College in Michigan. His primary research is in the areas of software management, software assurance, and cloud computing. He developed the college’s CIS program option entitled "Information Technologies for Homeland Security." Until 2007, Ken served as the liaison for the college to the International Cybersecurity Education Coalition (ICSEC), of which he is one of three founding members. Ken is a member of IEEE, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), and the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

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