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Asset Protection through Security Awareness [Kindle Edition]

Speed , Tyler Justin
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  • Print ISBN-10: 1439809828
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-1439809822
  • Edition: 1
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Supplying a high-level overview of how to protect your company’s physical and intangible assets, Asset Protection through Security Awareness explains the best ways to enlist the assistance of your employees as the first line of defense in safeguarding company assets and mitigating security risks. The author reviews key topics surrounding computer security—including privacy, access controls, and risk management—that fill the gaps that might exist between management and the technicians securing your network systems. In an accessible style that requires no previous networking or programming experience, the book delivers a practical approach to asset protection. It specifies the roles of managers and employees in creating a company-wide culture of security awareness and provides step-by-step instruction on how to build an effective security awareness team. Each chapter examines a separate security issue and provides a brief overview of how to address that issue. It includes tools and checklists to help you address: Visual, digital, and auditory data security Credit card compliance (PCI), password management, and social engineering User authentication methods Computer and network forensics Physical security and continuity planning Privacy concerns and privacy-related regulation This concise security management primer facilitates the up-to-date understanding required to protect your digital and physical assets, including customer data, networking equipment, and employee information. Providing you with powerful tools of diplomacy, this text will help you win the support of your employees and empower them to be effective gatekeepers of your company’s most valued assets and trade secrets.

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Tyler Speed is the Executive Vice President of Electronics International in Bend, Oregon and has a Masters Degree in Information Assurance from the NSA-certified Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. As a corporate leader in aviation, not only does Tyler deal with governmental regulations and compliance issues from the FAA, but he must also temper customer service and sales needs with a solid foundation in security and training in order to protect sales records, customer information, trade secrets and proprietary information. Tyler has been tinkering with computers and networks since the days of Bulletin Board Services, and understands the need for a common sense approach to corporate security awareness and training. At the time of this publication, Tyler is studying to obtain his Certified Information Systems Seucrity Professional (CISSP) certification.


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  • File Size: 1190 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Auerbach Publication; 1 edition (February 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077RQXCS
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read but limited coverage and variable depth March 8, 2012
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Provided you are not expecting detailed guidance on how to raise security awareness, this book gives reasonable introductory-level coverage of network/ICT security including a few aspects that are barely mentioned in some similar texts.

While the cover blurb refers to providing "a high-level overview of how to protect your company's physical and intangible assets ... [that] explains the best ways to enlist the assistance of your employees as the first line of defense in safeguarding company assets and mitigating security risks", the book is primarily concerned with network/ICT security: human factors and security awareness are covered but not in much depth.

The level of detail varies between and within chapters. "Diplomacy", "Interdepartmental security", "Physical security" and "Computer and network forensics" are not universally covered by network/ICT security books, making these chapters welcome additions. Emphasizing the human aspects of information security balances out the more IT/technical security content, although arguably leaving the technical side a bit light in places (e.g. there is not much about firewalls, and almost nothing about application security). This is not a detailed, highly technical book. The information security guidance is a little naive at times, and occasionally off-base. The style is not unlike a summary-level revision manual for CISSP or a similar information security qualification, laying out what ought to happen without much regard to the practicalities.

As an introductory or intermediate level text, the book is readable and a worthwhile introduction to the topic, if a bit patchy in its coverage and variable in depth. I would definitely recommend additional reading for information security professionals.
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