A Business Guide to Information Security (eBook)

A Business Guide to Information Security (eBook)

Recommended and endorsed by the UK's Institute of Directors.

Alan Calder explains to directors and managers the vital information security issues they face & helps them take control.

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This book is recommended and endorsed by, and published in association with, the UK's Institute of Directors (IOD).

'Unveils the myths, aligns our fears, eliminates doubts and helps us to adopt a risk-orientated approach.'
Gan Subramaniam, Head of Information Security, Homeloan Management Ltd and UK contributing editor for Information Systems Control, ISACA, USA

'Alan Calder has written a compelling book. He asks CEOs and other business leaders to make information security and the protection of valuable digital assets an important priority. After reading this book you will be ready to face the challenge.'
Kofi Dwinfour, President, EIMG LLC

'An invaluable, if somewhat scary, read...It offers support for how to protect oneself and one's business from corruption, pilferage, abuse or malfeasance.'
David Hill, Managing Director, Echelon Learning Ltd, www.learningmatters.com

'An ideal starting point for the non-legal manager who wants a broad picture of current compliance requirements......'
Mark Turner, Partner, Herbert Smith

In the information economy, data has huge value – to individuals, businesses and villains alike. All organizations are threatened and every organization is vulnerable. A Business Guide to Information Security explains to directors and managers the vital issues – from adware, hackers and phishing to spyware, viruses and zombies – facing organizations of every type and size and helps them take control of a subject that is critical to their survival. Full of clear, practical and straightforward advice, the author helps readers ensure their:

  • IT security is business-driven
  • Business data risks are managed
  • Information security is cost-effective
  • Legal and regulatory compliance is assured

""A very enjoyable and informative read.""
Wipul Jayawickrama, Infoshield, Australia

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  • How to use this book (it is web-enabled)
  • Threats and compliance
  • Risk assessment, impact and risk management
  • The SOHO Internet Highway Code
  • Information Security Basics for Business
  • Essentials for Smaller Businesses
  • Essentials for Larger Businesses
  • Essentials for E-Commerce
  • Legal & Regulatory Issues
  • Glossary of terms (an A-Z of Information Security)

Author: Alan Calder
Publisher: Kogan Page
ISBN 10: 0749446757
ISBN 13: 9780749446758
Format: eBook
Pages: 192
Published: 3 October 2005
Availability: Immediate

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