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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

Best practices in designing secure information systems

With all of this knowledge that we just merely glossed over so far in this chapter (and which I'm fairly certain you already had) in regard to all of the threats, threat actors, motivations, vulnerabilities, and the methods for system exploitation that exist, the clear question that remains unanswered is: "How can I design secure information systems?"

Finally! We're going to talk about how to design a secure information system, and you're going to learn all of the ins and outs of how to do that in the best possible way. I'm really excited, but perhaps not for the reason you might think. You see, in learning about the threats, the devices and assets, and the methods, I truly believe you've already activated many of the thought processes required and have asked yourself many of the questions required to design a more secure system.

Many guidelines exist, but since this book is (trying to...