Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook

Author: Leighton Johnson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128206241

Category: Law

Page: 788

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Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, provides a current and well-developed approach to evaluate and test IT security controls to prove they are functioning correctly. This handbook discusses the world of threats and potential breach actions surrounding all industries and systems. Sections cover how to take FISMA, NIST Guidance, and DOD actions, while also providing a detailed, hands-on guide to performing assessment events for information security professionals in US federal agencies. This handbook uses the DOD Knowledge Service and the NIST Families assessment guides as the basis for needs assessment, requirements and evaluation efforts. Provides direction on how to use SP800-53A, SP800-115, DOD Knowledge Service, and the NIST Families assessment guides to implement thorough evaluation efforts Shows readers how to implement proper evaluation, testing, assessment procedures and methodologies, with step-by-step walkthroughs of all key concepts Presents assessment techniques for each type of control, provides evidence of assessment, and includes proper reporting techniques
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The Security Risk Assessment Handbook

A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments, Second Edition

Author: Douglas Landoll

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439821496

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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The Security Risk Assessment Handbook: A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments provides detailed insight into precisely how to conduct an information security risk assessment. Designed for security professionals and their customers who want a more in-depth understanding of the risk assessment process, this volume contains real-world advice that promotes professional development. It also enables security consumers to better negotiate the scope and rigor of a security assessment, effectively interface with a security assessment team, deliver insightful comments on a draft report, and have a greater understanding of final report recommendations. This book can save time and money by eliminating guesswork as to what assessment steps to perform, and how to perform them. In addition, the book offers charts, checklists, examples, and templates that speed up data gathering, analysis, and document development. By improving the efficiency of the assessment process, security consultants can deliver a higher-quality service with a larger profit margin. The text allows consumers to intelligently solicit and review proposals, positioning them to request affordable security risk assessments from quality vendors that meet the needs of their organizations.
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Information Security Management Handbook

Author: Harold F. Tipton,Micki Krause

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439833036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 3280

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Considered the gold-standard reference on information security, the Information Security Management Handbook provides an authoritative compilation of the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools required of today's IT security professional. Now in its sixth edition, this 3200 page, 4 volume stand-alone reference is organized under the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge domains and has been updated yearly. Each annual update, the latest is Volume 6, reflects the changes to the CBK in response to new laws and evolving technology.
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Information Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition

Author: Harold F. Tipton,Micki Krause Nozaki

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439893136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Updated annually, the Information Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition, Volume 6 is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference available on information security and assurance. Bringing together the knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools required of IT security professionals, it facilitates the up-to-date understanding required to stay one step ahead of evolving threats, standards, and regulations. Reporting on the latest developments in information security and recent changes to the (ISC)2® CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®), this volume features new information on advanced persistent threats, HIPAA requirements, social networks, virtualization, and SOA. Its comprehensive coverage touches on all the key areas IT security professionals need to know, including: Access Control: Technologies and administration including the requirements of current laws Telecommunications and Network Security: Addressing the Internet, intranet, and extranet Information Security and Risk Management: Organizational culture, preparing for a security audit, and the risks of social media Application Security: Ever-present malware threats and building security into the development process Security Architecture and Design: Principles of design including zones of trust Cryptography: Elliptic curve cryptosystems, format-preserving encryption Operations Security: Event analysis Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning: Business continuity in the cloud Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigation: Persistent threats and incident response in the virtual realm Physical Security: Essential aspects of physical security The ubiquitous nature of computers and networks will always provide the opportunity and means to do harm. This edition updates its popular predecessors with the information you need to address the vulnerabilities created by recent innovations such as cloud computing, mobile banking, digital wallets, and near-field communications. This handbook is also available on CD.
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FISMA Compliance Handbook

Second Edition

Author: Laura P. Taylor

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124059155

Category: Computers

Page: 350

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This comprehensive book instructs IT managers to adhere to federally mandated compliance requirements. FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition explains what the requirements are for FISMA compliance and why FISMA compliance is mandated by federal law. The evolution of Certification and Accreditation is discussed. This book walks the reader through the entire FISMA compliance process and includes guidance on how to manage a FISMA compliance project from start to finish. The book has chapters for all FISMA compliance deliverables and includes information on how to conduct a FISMA compliant security assessment. Various topics discussed in this book include the NIST Risk Management Framework, how to characterize the sensitivity level of your system, contingency plan, system security plan development, security awareness training, privacy impact assessments, security assessments and more. Readers will learn how to obtain an Authority to Operate for an information system and what actions to take in regards to vulnerabilities and audit findings. FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition, also includes all-new coverage of federal cloud computing compliance from author Laura Taylor, the federal government’s technical lead for FedRAMP, the government program used to assess and authorize cloud products and services. Includes new information on cloud computing compliance from Laura Taylor, the federal government’s technical lead for FedRAMP Includes coverage for both corporate and government IT managers Learn how to prepare for, perform, and document FISMA compliance projects This book is used by various colleges and universities in information security and MBA curriculums
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Information Security Management Handbook on CD-ROM, 2006 Edition

Author: Micki Krause

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849385857

Category: Computers

Page: 2036

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The need for information security management has never been greater. With constantly changing technology, external intrusions, and internal thefts of data, information security officers face threats at every turn. The Information Security Management Handbook on CD-ROM, 2006 Edition is now available. Containing the complete contents of the Information Security Management Handbook, this is a resource that is portable, linked and searchable by keyword. In addition to an electronic version of the most comprehensive resource for information security management, this CD-ROM contains an extra volume's worth of information that is not found anywhere else, including chapters from other security and networking books that have never appeared in the print editions. Exportable text and hard copies are available at the click of a mouse. The Handbook's numerous authors present the ten domains of the Information Security Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) ®. The CD-ROM serves as an everyday reference for information security practitioners and an important tool for any one preparing for the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) ® examination. New content to this Edition: Sensitive/Critical Data Access Controls Role-Based Access Control Smartcards A Guide to Evaluating Tokens Identity Management-Benefits and Challenges An Examination of Firewall Architectures The Five "W's" and Designing a Secure Identity Based Self-Defending Network Maintaining Network Security-Availability via Intelligent Agents PBX Firewalls: Closing the Back Door Voice over WLAN Spam Wars: How to Deal with Junk E-Mail Auditing the Telephony System: Defenses against Communications Security Breaches and Toll Fraud The "Controls" Matrix Information Security Governance
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An Introduction to Computer Security

The Nist Handbook

Author: Barbara Guttman,Edward A. Roback

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788128301

Category: Computers

Page: 276

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Covers: elements of computer security; roles and responsibilities; common threats; computer security policy; computer security program and risk management; security and planning in the computer system life cycle; assurance; personnel/user issues; preparing for contingencies and disasters; computer security incident handling; awareness, training, and education; physical and environmental security; identification and authentication; logical access control; audit trails; cryptography; and assessing and mitigating the risks to a hypothetical computer system.
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Computer Security Handbook, Set

Author: Seymour Bosworth,M. E. Kabay,Eric Whyne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470413743

Category: Computers

Page: 1856

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The classic and authoritative reference in the field of computer security, now completely updated and revised With the continued presence of large-scale computers; the proliferation of desktop, laptop, and handheld computers; and the vast international networks that interconnect them, the nature and extent of threats to computer security have grown enormously. Now in its fifth edition, Computer Security Handbook continues to provide authoritative guidance to identify and to eliminate these threats where possible, as well as to lessen any losses attributable to them. With seventy-seven chapters contributed by a panel of renowned industry professionals, the new edition has increased coverage in both breadth and depth of all ten domains of the Common Body of Knowledge defined by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC). Of the seventy-seven chapters in the fifth edition, twenty-five chapters are completely new, including: 1. Hardware Elements of Security 2. Fundamentals of Cryptography and Steganography 3. Mathematical models of information security 4. Insider threats 5. Social engineering and low-tech attacks 6. Spam, phishing, and Trojans: attacks meant to fool 7. Biometric authentication 8. VPNs and secure remote access 9. Securing Peer2Peer, IM, SMS, and collaboration tools 10. U.S. legal and regulatory security issues, such as GLBA and SOX Whether you are in charge of many computers or just one important one, there are immediate steps you can take to safeguard your computer system and its contents. Computer Security Handbook, Fifth Edition equips you to protect the information and networks that are vital to your organization.
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