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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)
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Section 1: Information Security Risk Management and Governance
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Section 2: Closing the Gap: How to Protect the Organization
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Section 3: Operationalizing Information Security

Preface

In this book, we will cover various topics within the information security (InfoSec) domain, and help you to translate your organization's strategic requirements into actionable improvements in securing their most valuable assets.

You can expect to learn about a wide range of InfoSec paradigms, including the foundations of risk management, implementing processes and controls, designing information systems securely, and managing the day-to-day activities required to ensure security is maintained at your organization.

Upon completion, you should be well on your way toward converting the theory of your InfoSec certifications into actionable and practical changes you can make to ensure your organization is more secure. Beyond that, delving deeper into any and all of the topics covered in this book will help you to progress in your career as an InfoSec professional.