Risk Management Framework

A Lab-Based Approach to Securing Information Systems

Author: James Broad

Publisher: Syngress Press

ISBN: 9781597499958

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 5661


Phishing Exposed unveils the techniques phishers employ that enable them to successfully commit fraudulent acts against the global financial industry. Also highlights the motivation, psychology and legal aspects encircling this deceptive art of exploitation. The External Threat Assessment Team will outline innovative forensic techniques employed in order to unveil the identities of these organized individuals, and does not hesitate to remain candid about the legal complications that make prevention and apprehension so difficult today. This title provides an in-depth, high-tech view from both sides of the playing field, and is a real eye-opener for the average internet user, the advanced security engineer, on up through the senior executive management of a financial institution. This is the book to provide the intelligence necessary to stay one step ahead of the enemy, and to successfully employ a pro-active and confident strategy against the evolving attacks against e-commerce and its customers. * Unveils the techniques phishers employ that enable them to successfully commit fraudulent acts * Offers an in-depth, high-tech view from both sides of the playing field to this current epidemic * Stay one step ahead of the enemy with all the latest information.

FISMA and the Risk Management Framework

The New Practice of Federal Cyber Security

Author: Stephen D. Gantz,Daniel R. Philpott

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 1597496421

Category: Computers

Page: 584

View: 9487


FISMA and the Risk Management Framework: The New Practice of Federal Cyber Security deals with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), a law that provides the framework for securing information systems and managing risk associated with information resources in federal government agencies. Comprised of 17 chapters, the book explains the FISMA legislation and its provisions, strengths and limitations, as well as the expectations and obligations of federal agencies subject to FISMA. It also discusses the processes and activities necessary to implement effective information security management following the passage of FISMA, and it describes the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Risk Management Framework. The book looks at how information assurance, risk management, and information systems security is practiced in federal government agencies; the three primary documents that make up the security authorization package: system security plan, security assessment report, and plan of action and milestones; and federal information security-management requirements and initiatives not explicitly covered by FISMA. This book will be helpful to security officers, risk managers, system owners, IT managers, contractors, consultants, service providers, and others involved in securing, managing, or overseeing federal information systems, as well as the mission functions and business processes supported by those systems. Learn how to build a robust, near real-time risk management system and comply with FISMA Discover the changes to FISMA compliance and beyond Gain your systems the authorization they need

Security in a Web 2.0+ World

A Standards-Based Approach

Author: Carlos Curtis Solari

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470971088

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 6375


Discover how technology is affecting your business, and why typical security mechanisms are failing to address the issue of risk and trust. Security for a Web 2.0+ World looks at the perplexing issues of cyber security, and will be of interest to those who need to know how to make effective security policy decisions to engineers who design ICT systems – a guide to information security and standards in the Web 2.0+ era. It provides an understanding of IT security in the converged world of communications technology based on the Internet Protocol. Many companies are currently applying security models following legacy policies or ad-hoc solutions. A series of new security standards (ISO/ITU) allow security professionals to talk a common language. By applying a common standard, security vendors are able to create products and services that meet the challenging security demands of technology further diffused from the central control of the local area network. Companies are able to prove and show the level of maturity of their security solutions based on their proven compliance of the recommendations defined by the standard. Carlos Solari and his team present much needed information and a broader view on why and how to use and deploy standards. They set the stage for a standards-based approach to design in security, driven by various factors that include securing complex information-communications systems, the need to drive security in product development, the need to better apply security funds to get a better return on investment. Security applied after complex systems are deployed is at best a patchwork fix. Concerned with what can be done now using the technologies and methods at our disposal, the authors set in place the idea that security can be designed in to the complex networks that exist now and for those in the near future. Web 2.0 is the next great promise of ICT – we still have the chance to design in a more secure path. Time is of the essence – prevent-detect-respond!

Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion

Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, Regulation, ChinaTech, Mobile Security, and Distributed Ledger

Author: David LEE Kuo Chuen,Robert H. Deng

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128123001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

View: 4867


Handbook of Digital Finance and Financial Inclusion: Cryptocurrency, FinTech, InsurTech, Regulation, ChinaTech, Mobile Security, and Distributed Ledger explores recent advances in digital banking and cryptocurrency, emphasizing mobile technology and evolving uses of cryptocurrencies as financial assets. Contributors go beyond summaries of standard models to describe new banking business models that will be sustainable and likely to dictate the future of finance. The book not only emphasizes the financial opportunities made possible by digital banking, such as financial inclusion and impact investing, but also looks at engineering theories and developments that encourage innovation. Its ability to illuminate present potential and future possibilities make it a unique contribution to the literature. A companion Volume Two of The Handbook of Digital Banking and Financial Inclusion: ChinaTech, Mobile Security, Distributed Ledger, and Blockchain emphasizes technological developments that introduce the future of finance. Descriptions of recent innovations lay the foundations for explorations of feasible solutions for banks and startups to grow. The combination of studies on blockchain technologies and applications, regional financial inclusion movements, advances in Chinese finance, and security issues delivers a grand perspective on both changing industries and lifestyles. Written for students and practitioners, it helps lead the way to future possibilities. Explains the practical consequences of both technologies and economics to readers who want to learn about subjects related to their specialties Encompasses alternative finance, financial inclusion, impact investing, decentralized consensus ledger and applied cryptography Provides the only advanced methodical summary of these subjects available today

Understanding and Managing Risk in Security Systems for the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex

(Abbreviated Version)

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board,Committee on Risk-Based Approaches for Securing the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208874

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 30

View: 2993


A nuclear weapon or a significant quantity of special nuclear material (SNM) would be of great value to a terrorist or other adversary. It might have particular value if acquired from a U.S. facility--in addition to acquiring a highly destructive tool, the adversary would demonstrate an inability of the United States to protect its nuclear assets. The United States expends considerable resources toward maintaining effective security at facilities that house its nuclear assets. However, particularly in a budget-constrained environment, it is essential that these assets are also secured efficiently, meaning at reasonable cost and imposing minimal burdens on the primary missions of the organizations that operate U.S. nuclear facilities. It is in this context that the U.S. Congress directed the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)--a semi-autonomous agency in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) responsible for securing nuclear weapons and significant quantities of SNM--asked the National Academies for advice on augmenting its security approach, particularly on the applicability of quantitative and other risk-based approaches for securing its facilities. In carrying out its charge, the committee has focused on what actions NNSA could take to make its security approach more effective and efficient. The committee concluded that the solution to balancing cost, security, and operations at facilities in the nuclear weapons complex is not to assess security risks more quantitatively or more precisely. This is primarily because there is no comprehensive analytical basis for defining the attack strategies that a malicious, creative, and deliberate adversary might employ or the probabilities associated with them. However, using structured thinking processes and techniques to characterize security risk could improve NNSA's understanding of security vulnerabilities and guide more effective resource allocation.

Federal Cloud Computing

The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers

Author: Matthew Metheny

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 012809687X

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 8845


Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers, Second Edition offers an in-depth look at topics surrounding federal cloud computing within the federal government, including the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Computing Standards, Security and Privacy, and Security Automation. You will learn the basics of the NIST risk management framework (RMF) with a specific focus on cloud computing environments, all aspects of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, and steps for cost-effectively implementing the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, as well as strategies for implementing Continuous Monitoring, enabling the Cloud Service Provider to address the FedRAMP requirement on an ongoing basis. This updated edition will cover the latest changes to FedRAMP program, including clarifying guidance on the paths for Cloud Service Providers to achieve FedRAMP compliance, an expanded discussion of the new FedRAMP Security Control, which is based on the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4, and maintaining FedRAMP compliance through Continuous Monitoring. Further, a new chapter has been added on the FedRAMP requirements for Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing. Provides a common understanding of the federal requirements as they apply to cloud computing Offers a targeted and cost-effective approach for applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Features both technical and non-technical perspectives of the Federal Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process that speaks across the organization

An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Fiscal Year 2018

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Laboratory Assessments Board,Committee on NIST Technical Programs,Panel on Review of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309485584

Category: Computers

Page: 54

View: 6580


An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018 assesses the scientific and technical work performed by four divisions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory. This publication reviews technical reports and technical program descriptions prepared by NIST staff and summarizes the findings of the authoring panel.

Security Management, Integrity, and Internal Control in Information Systems

IFIP TC-11 WG 11.1 & WG 11.5 Joint Working Conference

Author: Steve Furnell,Bhavani Thuraisingham,X. Sean Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387298266

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 3847


This is the first joint working conference between the IFIP Working Groups 11. 1 and 11. 5. We hope this joint conference will promote collaboration among researchers who focus on the security management issues and those who are interested in integrity and control of information systems. Indeed, as management at any level may be increasingly held answerable for the reliable and secure operation of the information systems and services in their respective organizations in the same manner as they are for financial aspects of the enterprise, there is an increasing need for ensuring proper standards of integrity and control in information systems in order to ensure that data, software and, ultimately, the business processes are complete, adequate and valid for intended functionality and expectations of the owner (i. e. the user organization). As organizers, we would like to thank the members of the international program committee for their review work during the paper selection process. We would also like to thank the authors of the invited papers, who added valuable contribution to this first joint working conference. Paul Dowland X. Sean Wang December 2005 Contents Preface vii Session 1 - Security Standards Information Security Standards: Adoption Drivers (Invited Paper) 1 JEAN-NOEL EZINGEARD AND DAVID BIRCHALL Data Quality Dimensions for Information Systems Security: A Theorectical Exposition (Invited Paper) 21 GURVIRENDER TEJAY, GURPREET DHILLON, AND AMITA GOYAL CHIN From XML to RDF: Syntax, Semantics, Security, and Integrity (Invited Paper) 41 C. FARKAS, V. GowADiA, A. JAIN, AND D.

Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition

Author: Wm. Arthur Conklin,Greg White,Chuck Cothren,Roger Davis,Dwayne Williams

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071836012

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 1287


Written by leading information security educators, this fully revised, full-color computer security textbook covers CompTIA’s fastest-growing credential, CompTIA Security+. Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition is a student-tested, introductory computer security textbook that provides comprehensive coverage of computer and network security fundamentals in an engaging and dynamic full-color design. In addition to teaching key computer security concepts, the textbook also fully prepares you for CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-401 with 100% coverage of all exam objectives. Each chapter begins with a list of topics to be covered and features sidebar exam and tech tips, a chapter summary, and an end-of-chapter assessment section that includes key term, multiple choice, and essay quizzes as well as lab projects. Electronic content includes CompTIA Security+ practice exam questions and a PDF copy of the book. Key features: CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) Electronic content features two simulated practice exams in the Total Tester exam engine and a PDF eBook Supplemented by Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Fourth Edition, available separately White and Conklin are two of the most well-respected computer security educators in higher education Instructor resource materials for adopting instructors include: Instructor Manual, PowerPoint slides featuring artwork from the book, and a test bank of questions for use as quizzes or exams Answers to the end of chapter sections are not included in the book and are only available to adopting instructors Learn how to: Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs) Secure remote access, wireless networks, and virtual private networks (VPNs) Authenticate users and lock down mobile devices Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications Prevent network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and rootkits Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security Explore secure software development requirements Implement disaster recovery and business continuity measures Handle computer forensics and incident response Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues