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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


In this chapter, we focused on the various topics surrounding protecting the security of assets. We had our hair blown back with the enthralling topic of implementing an ISMS, which covered everything from the responsibilities of top management to developing an ISMS, educating members of your organization, evaluating the policy's effectiveness, and improving the policy for the next iteration.

Then we moved on to identifying and classifying information assets – from structuring the information asset classifications to determining the roles for assets, methods for identifying and protecting information assets, and retention policies.

We moved on to a high-level overview of securing information assets, data security, encryption, defense-in-depth, and monitoring for changes, before moving on to the final topic of disposing of assets and data remnants.

And, just like that, we are through this chapter. I am not even sure how you managed to take in all of that...