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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


Now that we've reached the end of this chapter, I know for a fact that you're able to understand security control testing, including scheduling for external and internal security audits, how to analyze the reports and review the test results, and also how to manage the actions that arise from each assessment.

You now know that there are various different security assessments you can undertake to understand how you can protect and improve your entire organization's security posture and your network and digital estate, from the hardware and software your organization has created to physical security and staff awareness.

Furthermore, you're now aware of the different ways you can perform these types of assessments, such as having your own staff members perform an internal review, or even getting another organization to perform a third-party review. Furthermore, automated assessments can be performed, and you know about several different methods of automated...