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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Here are three security titles for your bookshelf. This month, we highlight security management: How to Cheat at Managing Information Security By Mark Osborne Syngress Publishing, 315 pages, $39.95 Osborne, former head of security at KPMG and Buckingham Palace, covers security management from non-technical and technical perspectives. He provides policy, legal, auditing and hiring insight, as well as advice on infrastructure security, IDS/IPS, penetration testing and application security. Information Security and Employee Behaviour By Angus McIlwraith Gower Publishing, 169 pages, $99.95 McIlwraith proposes a framework for employee awareness programs, teaching employees how to avoid introducing risk to the enterprise via their actions. He writes at a high level about implementing an awareness program, how to deliver the message and measuring a program's success. Enemy at the Water Cooler By Brian T. Contos Syngress Publishing, 261 pages, $49.95 Insiders are considered the biggest threat to customer data and intellectual property, and Contos explores this ... Access >>>

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    • Hacker demonstrates targeted attack

      Hacker Robert Hansen, also known as RSnake, demonstrates the pains cybercriminals take to target specific organizations and individuals through an exercise posted on his blog, which targeted the head of Google's spam team. Hansen's exercise underscores the threat companies face from today's organized and patient cybercriminals.

    • Fight cybercrime by understanding a hacker's mind and attack motive

      Computer crime laws and security policies aren't enough to combat increasingly sophisticated cybercrime. Understanding the criminal mind and a hacker's motive can help an organization determine what assets are most valuable and better distribute security resources.

    • Interview: PayPal CISO Michael Barrett

      PayPal's 133 million online customers are the biggest ocean for phishers to plunder. CISO Michael Barrett wants to make it safe to be in the water, and he's not going at it alone. Backed by PayPal's sophisticated fraud models and help from ISPs, Barrett is succeeding in protecting the most-spoofed brand on the Internet.

    • Bruce Schneier and Marcus Ranum debate whether a 'Big Brother' watches today's information society

      Is today's information society anything like the Big Brother world envisioned by George Orwell in his book 1984? Bruce Schneier and Marcus Ranum debate the topic.

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