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Infosec Strategies and Best Practices

By : Joseph MacMillan
Book Image

Infosec Strategies and Best Practices

By: Joseph MacMillan

Overview of this book

Information security and risk management best practices enable professionals to plan, implement, measure, and test their organization's systems and ensure that they're adequately protected against threats. The book starts by helping you to understand the core principles of information security, why risk management is important, and how you can drive information security governance. You'll then explore methods for implementing security controls to achieve the organization's information security goals. As you make progress, you'll get to grips with design principles that can be utilized along with methods to assess and mitigate architectural vulnerabilities. The book will also help you to discover best practices for designing secure network architectures and controlling and managing third-party identity services. Finally, you will learn about designing and managing security testing processes, along with ways in which you can improve software security. By the end of this infosec book, you'll have learned how to make your organization less vulnerable to threats and reduce the likelihood and impact of exploitation. As a result, you will be able to make an impactful change in your organization toward a higher level of information security.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Section 1: Information Security Risk Management and Governance
Section 2: Closing the Gap: How to Protect the Organization
Section 3: Operationalizing Information Security

Chapter 7: Owning Security Operations

You've implemented your vision of an excellent, continuously improving information security strategy, with the appropriate controls to ensure your organization is secure and compliant. Nicely done! How are you going to stay on top of things? In the event of a security event or incident, how will you investigate? What is required to ensure we stay online, keep the organization's assets available, and enable people to work on their day-to-day tasks without interruption? This chapter is devoted to the never-ending task of security operations and how it aligns with the business' vision for the organization.

We'll look at the following topics in this chapter:

  • Effective strategies in provisioning resources and maintaining assets
  • Focusing on availability, disaster recovery, and business continuity activities
  • Managing upgrades, patching, and applying security controls
  • Investigating events and responding to incidents...