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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


So, now that concludes Chapter 7, Owning Security Operations. I believe we've covered the high-level requirements of information security professionals to handle security operations. As with every section of this book, we have covered many topics, but each one very briefly. Full books can be dedicated to any of this chapter's sections, or even individual paragraphs on their own. I hope this serves to raise interest in learning more about each subject area in the future!

In this chapter, we covered various important aspects of the daily requirements from an information security operations team.

First, we looked at effective strategies in provisioning and maintaining assets, including the policies and configuration management steps required, as well as touching on the concept of IaC to streamline and automate these processes.

Then, we moved on to focusing on availability, disaster recovery, and business continuity activities, including the processes of defining...