The primary goal of the Information Protection Playbook is to serve as a comprehensive resource for information protection (IP) professionals who must provide adequate information security at a reasonable cost. It emphasizes a holistic view of IP: one that protects the applications, systems, and networks that deliver business information from failures of confidentiality, integrity, availability, trust and accountability, and privacy.
Using the guidelines provided in the Information Protection Playbook, security and information technology (IT) managers will learn how to implement the five functions of an IP framework: governance, program planning, risk management, incident response management, and program administration. These functions are based on a model promoted by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and validated by thousands of Certified Information Security Managers. The five functions are further broken down into a series of objectives or milestones to be achieved in order to implement an IP framework.
The extensive appendices included at the end of the book make for an excellent resource for the security or IT manager building an IP program from the ground up. They include, for example, a board of directors presentation complete with sample slides; an IP policy document checklist; a risk prioritization procedure matrix, which illustrates how to classify a threat based on a scale of high, medium, and low; a facility management self-assessment questionnaire; and a list of representative job descriptions for roles in IP.
The Information Protection Playbook is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.
- Emphasizes information protection guidelines that are driven by business objectives, laws, regulations, and industry standards
- Draws from successful practices in global organizations, benchmarking, advice from a variety of subject-matter experts, and feedback from the organizations involved with the Security Executive Council
- Includes 11 appendices full of the sample checklists, matrices, and forms that are discussed in the book
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About the Author
Lorna Koppel has been the VP, chief information security officer (CISO) for Iron Mountain since January 2013. Her role is designed to bring focus to growing information security (IS) needs and to deliver an effective global IS program to protect Iron Mountain’s proprietary and confidential information, customer information, and the technology infrastructure.
Her key responsibilities at Iron Mountain include overseeing IS governance, including global policies, standards, and the technology architecture strategy; assessing and managing IS compliance and assurance needs for Iron Mountain’s customers; and overseeing the Computer Incident Response Center, technology risk assessments, and risk management processes.
Lorna has an extensive background in IS with over 20 years of experience in security and systems administration, risk analysis, and the implementation of high-profile global strategic initiatives. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with senior leaders and cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategic and tactical security programs, as well as develop strategies to address regulatory compliance mandates and other security-related requirements.
Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Lorna was the CISO for global consumer goods manufacturer Kohler, and director of global security at network service provider BT/Infonet Services Corp. She began her career as a meteorologist with the US Air Force and has degrees from Bowling Green State University, Penn State, and the State University of New York at Albany.
In November 2010 Lorna was recognized as one of the industry’s “Most Influential People in Security in the information technology/cyber security practitioners category by Security magazine.
Table of Contents
Information Protection Function 1: Governance
Information Protection Function 2: Program Planning
Information Protection Function 3: Risk Management
Information Protection Function 4: Incident Response Management
Information Protection Function 5: Program Administration
Appendix A: Playbook Summary
Appendix B: Board of Directors Presentation
Appendix C: Information Protection Policies Checklist
Appendix D: An Example Roles and Responsibilities RACI Matrix
Appendix E: Risk Prioritization Procedure Matrix
Appendix F: Security Awareness and Training Menu
Appendix G: Risk Assessment and Compliance Checklist
Appendix H: Incident Response
Appendix I: Facility Management Self-Assessment
Appendix J: Roles in Information Protection
Appendix K: Measurement in Information Protection