Written in a clear, easy-to-understand form that management can understand, without insulting the intelligence of the technical reader. Great foundational reference on security and the policy considerations that must be understood by everyone concerned with information security.
Administrators, more technically savvy than their managers, have started to secure the networks in a way they see as appropriate. When management catches up to the notion that security is important, system administrators have already altered the goals and business practices. Although they may be grateful to these people for keeping the network secure, their efforts do not account for all assets and business requirementsFinally, someone decides it is time to write a security policy. Management is told of the necessity of the policy document, and they support its development. A manager or administrator is assigned to the task and told to come up with something, and fast Once security policies are written, they must be treated as living documents. As technology and business requirements change, the policy must be updated to reflect the new environment--at least one review per year. Additionally, policies must include provisions for security awareness and enforcement while not impeding corporate goals. This book serves as a guide to writing and maintaining these all-important security policies.
About the Author :
Scott Barman has contributed to Writing Information Security Policies as an author.
Scott Barman is currently an information Security and Systems Architecture Analyst for The MITRE Corporation (http: //www.mitre.org). He has been involved with information security for almost 20 years, nurturing the evolution of systems and their security requirements for commercial organizations and government agencies. Since the explosion of the Internet and prior to joining MITRE, he had focused on various areas of security and policy development for many organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. The inspiration for this book came from his SANS '99 presentation. He earned his undergradua
|Title:||Writing Information Security Policies||Publisher:||Sams|
|No. of Pages:||300|
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