Information assurance handbook

Corey Schou, Steven Hernandez

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for protecting critical data and systemsInformation Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies discusses the tools and techniques required to prevent, detect, contain, correct, and recover from security breaches and other information assurance failures. This practical resource explains how to integrate information assurance into your enterprise planning in a non-technical manner. It leads you through building an IT strategy and offers anorganizational approach to identifying, implementing, and controlling information assurance initiatives for small businesses and global enterprises alike.Common threats and vulnerabilities are described and applicable controls based on risk profiles are provided. Practical information assurance application examples are presented for select industries, including healthcare, retail, and industrial control systems. Chapter-endingcritical thinking exercises reinforce the material covered. An extensive list of scholarly works and international government standards is also provided in this detailed guide.Comprehensive coverage includes: Basic information assurance principles and conceptsInformation assurance management systemCurrent practices, regulations, and plansImpact of organizational structureAsset managementRisk management and mitigationHuman resource assuranceAdvantages of certification, accreditation, and assuranceInformation assurance in system development and acquisitionPhysical and environmental security controlsInformation assurance awareness, training, and educationAccess controlInformation security monitoring tools and methodsInformation assurance measurements and metricsIncident handling and computer forensicsBusiness continuity managementBackup and restorationCloud computing and outsourcing strategiesInformation assurance big data concerns