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April 2005

Secure Reads: The Executive Guide to Information Security

The Executive Guide to Information Security: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions By Mark Egan with Tim Mather 268 pages, $34.99 Symantec Press @exb The Executive Guide to Information Security: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions @exe Shelves are overflowing with books that profess to guide CISOs through virtually any security challenge, from building an infosecurity organization from scratch to tightening existing security policies and processes. However, they're often inappropriate for C-level executives, who need concise, nontechnical, business-driven explanations of what information security really is, what's reasonable to expect from it and how their CISO is going to manage it. This is exactly what The Executive Guide to Information Security: Threats, Challenges, and Solutions delivers. Mark Egan and Tim Mather have designed this book to follow a logical progression, starting with the "why" of security management: Why can't the IT department keep systems secure? What does security mean to our customers? How can it detract from...

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Features in this issue

  • Warning Lights

    Evolving risk dashboards will tell how secure you are and when something's wrong.

  • Ready For Takeoff

    Cutting costs was the only way to keep United Airlines flying high. Rich Perez's answer was to rebuild the network.

  • Rights of Passage

    Our tests found that most endpoint security products will enforce policy and network access. Their differences are in the details.

  • Damage Control

    ChoicePoint's Rich Baich faced the perfect storm: a huge security breach, intense media attention and a shareholder revolt. What he needed was an incident response plan to get him out of the hot seat.

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