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The Information Systems Security Officer's Guide: Establishing and Managing a Cyber Security Program, Third Edition, provides users with information on how to combat the ever-changing myriad of threats security professionals face. This entirely updated edition presents practical advice on establishing, managing, and evaluating a successful information protection program in a corporation or government agency, covering everything from effective communication to career guidance for the information security officer. The book outlines how to implement a new plan or evaluate an existing one, and is especially targeted to those who are new to the topic. It is the definitive resource for learning the key characteristics of an effective information systems security officer (ISSO), and paints a comprehensive portrait of an ISSO's duties, their challenges, and working environments, from handling new technologies and threats, to performing information security duties in a national security environment.
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This practical guide presents advice on establishing, managing, and evaluating a successful information protection program in a corporation or government agency, covering everything from effective communication to career guidance for the information security officer working in today's global marketplace

Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE CYBER SECURITY OFFICER Chapter 1: Understanding the Past and Present Cyber-Information World Environment Chapter 2: Understanding the Past and Present Global Business and Management Environment Chapter 3: An Overview of Related World Views of Cyber Security Chapter 4: A Glimpse at the History of Technology Chapter 5: Understanding Today's Threats in the Cyber Vapor - "War Stories" from the Front Lines SECTION II: THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CYBER SECURITY OFFICER Chapter 6: The Cyber Security Officer's Position, Duties and Responsibilities Chapter 7: The Cyber Security Strategic, Tactical, and Annual Plans Chapter 8: Establishing a Cyber Security Program and Cyber Security Organization Chapter 9: Determining and Establishing Cyber Security Functions Chapter 10: Establishing a Metrics Management System Chapter 11: Annual Re-Evaluation and Future Plan Chapter 12: High Technology Fraud and Other Crimes' Investigative Support SECTION III: GLOBAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND PERSONAL CHALLENGES OF A CYBER SECURITY OFFICER Chapter 13: Introduction to Global Information Warfare Chapter 14: The Cyber Security Officer, and Privacy, Ethical, Liability Issues Chapter 15: Cyber Security Officer Career Development: Marketing Yourself, Lecturing, and Consulting Chapter 16: 21st Century Challenges for the Cyber Security Officer

About the Author

Dr. Gerald L. Kovacich has more than 40 years of experience in industrial, business and government security, investigations, information systems security, and information warfare, both in the U.S. Government as a special agent, in international corporations, and subsequently as an international consultant and lecturer. He retired as the Information Warfare Technologist, Northrop Grumman Corporation to pursue a career as an international consultant, lecturer and writer.

Reviews

"...this book is not just for aspiring cyber security officers - it's also a great read for other professionals in management positions as they should know what cyber security officers do and struggle with." --Help Net Security, The Information Systems Security Officer's Guide, Third Edition

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