Information Protection Playbook

Information Protection Playbook

by Greg Kane, Lorna Koppel

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780124172425
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Greg Kane has held a director role for the Security Executive Council since 2006. In this role he is responsible for mitigating risk as it applies to IT systems and the extensive intellectual property assets contained within. He has been responsible for disaster recovery and business continuity for various organizations for over 20 years. His work experience also includes analysis of security-related regulations, standards, and guidelines in order to encourage efficient and value-added compliance management. Greg leverages his strong skills in research and analysis to write a monthly security newsletter published to an audience of over 10,000 security practitioners. Before joining the Security Executive Council, Greg provided services to multiple businesses from retail to high tech manufacturing. This included more than 10 successful years with a leading international business consulting services provider. Greg's educational background includes an MS degree in computer science and an MBA.
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

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