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Security Risk Management

Building an Information Security Risk Management Program from the Ground Up

1st Edition - April 20, 2011

Author: Evan Wheeler

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 5 9 7 4 9 - 6 1 5 - 5
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 5 9 7 4 9 - 6 1 6 - 2

Security Risk Management is the definitive guide for building or running an information security risk management program. This book teaches practical techniques that will be used o… Read more

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Security Risk Management is the definitive guide for building or running an information security risk management program. This book teaches practical techniques that will be used on a daily basis, while also explaining the fundamentals so students understand the rationale behind these practices. It explains how to perform risk assessments for new IT projects, how to efficiently manage daily risk activities, and how to qualify the current risk level for presentation to executive level management. While other books focus entirely on risk analysis methods, this is the first comprehensive text for managing security risks.

This book will help you to break free from the so-called best practices argument by articulating risk exposures in business terms. It includes case studies to provide hands-on experience using risk assessment tools to calculate the costs and benefits of any security investment. It explores each phase of the risk management lifecycle, focusing on policies and assessment processes that should be used to properly assess and mitigate risk. It also presents a roadmap for designing and implementing a security risk management program.

This book will be a valuable resource for CISOs, security managers, IT managers, security consultants, IT auditors, security analysts, and students enrolled in information security/assurance college programs.