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Roadmap to Information Security: For IT and Infosec Managers

Roadmap to Information Security: For IT and Infosec Managers


Roadmap toInformation Security: For IT and INFOSEC Managers provides a solid overview of information security and its relationship to the information needs of an organization. Content is tailored to the unique needs of information systems professionals who find themselves brought in to the intricacies of information security responsibilities. The book is written for a wide variety of audiences looking to step up to emerging security challenges, ranging from students to experienced professionals. This book is designed to guide the information technology manager in dealing with the challenges associated with the security aspects of their role, providing concise guidance on assessing and improving an organization's security. The content helps IT managers to handle an assignment to an information security role in ways that conform to expectations and requirements, while supporting the goals of the manager in building and maintaining a solid information security program.


  • The Information Security Manager's Journal:  Each chapter opens with an ongoing narrative written in the first person, providing insight into the challenges information systems professionals face when placed into the role of an information security manager.
  • Reflection Points: Journal entries conclude with a set of open-ended questions that complete the scenario and give the reader a chance to further ponder the issues under discussion.
  • Technical and Managerial Details Boxes: Interspersed throughout the book, these sections highlight interesting topics and detailed technical issues, giving the reader the option of delving into selected topics more deeply.
  • Hands-on Assessment Checklists: Program assessment questions offer users the opportunity to compare their programs against national and international information security standards, such as ISO 27001 and NIST SP 800 series.
  • Security Professional Certification Map: A map of the CISSP and CISM certification domains into the chapters and sections of the book will facilitate review and study for those seeking certification.
  • Includes Foreword written by respected industry pioneer Donn B. Parker

Written by Michael E. Whitman and Herbert J. Mattord

400 Pages


  • Model: CT007-RIS12

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