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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

Security monitoring best practices

Security monitoring and SIEM tools are highly beneficial in both the detection and prevention of serious threats attempting to exploit your estate and help to ensure your organization is compliant with regulations and requirements while giving measurable insights into where your security posture can improve.

For systems like these, we want to collect as much information as we can, from both a technical and legal or regulatory perspective, to ensure the highest level of visibility and aggregation and derive meaningful insights from the activity in our estate. This could include network device and server logs, Active Directory/IAM logs, vulnerability scanner and configuration management tool metrics, and so on.

Additionally, it's important to implement redundancy in this aggregated data and treat it as you would any critical data, where the risk is mitigated with backup and recovery strategies to align with your information security policies...