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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 4: Designing and Protecting Network Security

In all honesty, the end of the previous chapter and the beginning of this chapter is an illusion. It's definitely the case that we are building on top of the knowledge we gained from the previous chapter, and we're going to lean on that chapter heavily in this one. The reason for this is that because we had covered so much already in the previous chapter, my publishers and I decided it was necessary to create an imaginary boundary that signaled the end of one topic and the beginning of another. I'm going to do my best to not repeat myself, unless the point is worth repeating.

Now that we've got the "ambiguous and invisible chapter boundary" problem out of the way, I can get into the housekeeping for this chapter. In this chapter, the goal is to learn how we can combine our knowledge of threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigations from the previous chapter, along with our knowledge of risk management...