Management of Information Security

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Cengage Learning, Mar 22, 2016 - Computers - 592 pages
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Readers discover a managerially-focused overview of information security with a thorough treatment of how to most effectively administer it with MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, 5E. Information throughout helps readers become information security management practitioners able to secure systems and networks in a world where continuously emerging threats, ever-present attacks, and the success of criminals illustrate the weaknesses in current information technologies. Current and future professional managers complete this book with the exceptional blend of skills and experiences to develop and manage the more secure computing environments that today’s organizations need. This edition offers a tightened focus on key executive and managerial aspects of information security while still emphasizing the important foundational material to reinforce key concepts. Updated content reflects the most recent developments in the field, including NIST, ISO, and security governance.
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Michael E. Whitman, Ph.D., C.I.S.M., C.I.S.S.P., is the executive director of the Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development and a professor of information security at Kennesaw State University. In 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015, under Dr. Whitman's direction the Center for Information Security Education spearheaded K.S.U. s successful bid for the prestigious National Center of Academic Excellence recognitions (CAE/IAE and CAE/CDE), awarded jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. Dr. Whitman is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity Education and Research and Practice and director of the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Dr. Whitman is an active researcher and author in information security policy, threats, curriculum development and ethical computing. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in information security. Dr. Whitman has several information security textbooks currently in print, including PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY; PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY; MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY; READINGS AND CASES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, VOLUMES I AND II; THE HANDS-ON INFORMATION SECURITY LAB MANUAL; THE GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY and THE GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND NETWORK SECURITY. He has published articles in Information Systems Research, the Communications of the ACM, the Journal of International Business Studies, Information and Management and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. Dr. Whitman is a member of the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA and the Association for Information Systems. Previously, Dr. Whitman served the U.S. Army as an armored cavalry officer with additional duties as the automated data processing system security officer (ADPSSO).

Herbert Mattord, Ph.D., C.I.S.M., C.I.S.S.P., completed 24 years of IT industry experience as an application developer, database administrator, project manager and information security practitioner before joining the faculty at Kennesaw State University, where he serves as a professor of information security and assurance and cybersecurity. Dr. Mattord currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. He is also a senior editor of the Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice. He and Dr. Michael Whitman have authored PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY; PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY; MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY; READINGS AND CASES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY; THE GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY and THE HANDS-ON INFORMATION SECURITY LAB MANUAL. Dr. Mattord is an active researcher, author and consultant in information security management and related topics. He has published articles in the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Information Security Education, the Journal of Executive Education and the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking. Dr. Mattord is a member of the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA, and the Association for Information Systems. During his career as an IT practitioner, Dr. Mattord was an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University, Austin Community College and Texas State University: San Marcos. He was formerly the manager of corporate information technology security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where he acquired much of the practical knowledge found in this and his other textbooks.

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