By Sudhanshu Kairab
This e-book is a close method of appearing a safety evaluation. The booklet emphasizes the technique of first realizing the company after which the expertise that helps it. It makes a speciality of primary approach parts of protection and gives a strategy for defense practitioners to discover safeguard weaknesses in different current company tactics. With the emphasis at the company using protection, this publication provides a customary method for appearing a safety evaluation in addition to the explanations for doing it that manner. It additionally presents checklists for process-oriented components of knowledge defense to supply particular advice that may be utilized in acting a safety review.
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The exam content is mostly nontechnical and deals with security organization and process issues such as change management, organizational practices, law, and business continuity/disaster recovery. The ten domains of the CBK are discussed briefly below: • Security Management Practices — The security management practices domain focuses on the overall information security program. The focus is on what the best information security program for a given environment is and how to keep it up to date. fm Page 31 Tuesday, August 17, 2004 11:02 AM Evolution of Information Security • • • • • • • Security Architecture and Models — This domain of knowledge covers security architecture concepts from the network infrastructure to the application level.
Ownership, accountability, and having dedicated resources for security immediately diminish some of the security risk related to the lack of ownership of security. Although the CSO will not perform every security task, this individual does have the ability to instill a culture where information security becomes pervasive and to establish an information security program complete with policies and procedures, security technology, and a mechanism for monitoring and compliance. The CSO also has the opportunity to be a part of the executive team and make security a consideration as new business initiatives are developed.
By the nature of their jobs, internal auditors learn about a company and its processes. They learn the best and worst ways to do something. Some companies have their auditors act like watchdogs, looking for internal control weaknesses, providing recommendations, and following up to make sure they have been implemented. , effectively serving as internal business consultants. The internal audit process is very much like the security assessment process, which is part of the bigger picture of information security.