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Authors: Douglas J. Landoll
ISBN-13: 9780849329982, ISBN-10: 0849329981
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Date Published: January 2006
Edition: New Edition

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Author Biography: Douglas J. Landoll

Book Synopsis

The Security Risk Assessment Handbook: A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments provides detailed insight into precisely how to conduct an information security risk assessment. Designed for security professionals and their customers who want a more in-depth understanding of the risk assessment process, this volume contains real-world advice that promotes professional development. It also enables security consumers to better negotiate the scope and rigor of a security assessment, effectively interface with a security assessment team, deliver insightful comments on a draft report, and have a greater understanding of final report recommendations.

This book can save time and money by eliminating guesswork as to what assessment steps to perform, and how to perform them. In addition, the book offers charts, checklists, examples, and templates that speed up data gathering, analysis, and document development. By improving the efficiency of the assessment process, security consultants can deliver a higher-quality service with a larger profit margin.

The text allows consumers to intelligently solicit and review proposals, positioning them to request affordable security risk assessments from quality vendors that meet the needs of their organizations.

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Information security risk assessment basics27
3Project definition41
4Security risk assessment preparation77
5Data gathering115
6Administrative data gathering151
7Technical data gathering215
8Physical data gathering285
9Security risk analysis353
10Security risk mitigation367
11Security risk assessment reporting377
12Security risk assessment project management389
13Security risk assessment approaches415

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