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Information Security Handbook - Second Edition

By : Darren Death
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Information Security Handbook - Second Edition

By: Darren Death

Overview of this book

Information Security Handbook is a practical guide that’ll empower you to take effective actions in securing your organization’s assets. Whether you are an experienced security professional seeking to refine your skills or someone new to the field looking to build a strong foundation, this book is designed to meet you where you are and guide you toward improving your understanding of information security. Each chapter addresses the key concepts, practical techniques, and best practices to establish a robust and effective information security program. You’ll be offered a holistic perspective on securing information, including risk management, incident response, cloud security, and supply chain considerations. This book has distilled years of experience and expertise of the author, Darren Death, into clear insights that can be applied directly to your organization’s security efforts. Whether you work in a large enterprise, a government agency, or a small business, the principles and strategies presented in this book are adaptable and scalable to suit your specific needs. By the end of this book, you’ll have all the tools and guidance needed to fortify your organization’s defenses and expand your capabilities as an information security practitioner.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Information and Data Security Fundamentals

Throughout the book, you will be introduced to the various aspects of information security, including key concepts such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA); the role of governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC); and the importance of creating and maintaining a strong security culture within an organization. The book addresses the technical aspects of information security and delves into the human element, discussing the importance of security awareness and training in building a resilient security posture.

The first chapter will provide you with an overview of critical concepts examined throughout this book. You will understand the history, key concepts, and components of information and data security. Additionally, you will understand how these concepts should balance with business needs.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Information security challenges
  • The evolution of cybercrime...