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The Business Case for Network Security: Advocacy, Governance, and ROI Paperback – December 23, 2004

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ISBN-13: 978-1587201219 ISBN-10: 1587201216 Edition: 1st

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About the Author

Catherine Paquet is a freelancer in the field of internetworking and return on security investment. Catherine has in-depth knowledge of security systems, remote access, and routing technology. She is a Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP™) and a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®). Her internetworking career started as a LAN manager; she then moved to MAN manager and eventually became the nationwide WAN manager. Catherine was also a certified Cisco Systems instructor with the largest Cisco® training partner, serving as the course director/ master instructor for security and remote access courses. Most recently she held the position of director of technical resources for Canada, where she was responsible for instructor corps and equipment offerings, including Cisco courses. In 2002 and 2003, Catherine volunteered with the UN mission in Kabul, Afghanistan, to train Afghan public servants in the area of networking. Catherine has an MBA with a major in management information systems (MIS).


Catherine coauthored the Cisco Press books Building Scalable Cisco Networks, CCNP Self-Study: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI), and CCNP Self-Study: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI), Second Edition, and she edited Building Cisco Remote Access Networks.


Warren Saxe has an extensive background in profit and loss (P&L) management as general manager for a Fortune 1000 semiconductor distributor. As a top- and bottom-line-focused senior manager, he brings a unique perspective to this business decision maker—oriented book. He applies an overriding business strategy to drive IT decisions by utilizing a value-driven approach. He has extensive background in sales management, marketing management, and demand creation fundamentals. He directed a large multidisciplinary team composed of managers, engineers, sales, and marketing professionals. He was responsible for strategic and tactical planning, and he negotiated directly with CxO-level executives, both internally and with customers across many industries. He is currently focusing in the areas of security governance, risk management, and return on security investment planning. He earned his degree at McGill University.




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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Cisco Press; 1 edition (December 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587201216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587201219
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,995,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christos Partsenidis on August 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
Ever wished you grabbed a network security title off the shelf and found it to be comprehensive enough, covering hot topics such as security policies, risk management, top-level attacks and security threats in a non-technical manner, but without compromising quality and important information?

If so, then this is your book. Catherine Paquet, Warren Saxe and Cisco Press have managed to produce what seems to be more than just `another fine title'.

The Business Case For Network Security is a book aimed at people.

The book is well written using simple English language, allowing people of all levels to clearly understand the topics analysed. The target audience would seem to be people in a managerial position or network professionals who require basic understanding of network threats, security measures, risk assessment tools etc., without getting into the details required by a programmer or security auditor.

So what's covered?

The book has 3 main sections:

1) Vulnerabilities and Technologies

2) Human and Financial Issues

3) Policies and Future

Vulnerabilities and Technologies

The first section is certainly a favourite!

It starts by introducing the reader to the world of security by exposing the damage caused by exploits and hackers in general.

Continuing with a small yet effective analysis of `the hacker', where they come from, how they are categorised, the authors then move into the popular topic `categories of attacks'.
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