Assessing Information Security Strategies Tactics Logic and by Andrew Vladimirov, Konstantin Gavrilenko, Andriej

By Andrew Vladimirov, Konstantin Gavrilenko, Andriej Michajlowski

This ebook offers with the philosophy, technique and strategies of soliciting, dealing with and engaging in info defense audits of all flavours. it is going to provide readers the founding ideas round details defense exams and why they're very important, when supplying a fluid framework for constructing an astute 'information safety brain' in a position to fast version to evolving applied sciences, markets, rules, and legislation.

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Anyone who does not think of it from the very beginning, or rather, anyone who does not include it within the concept of defence, will never understand the superiority of defence (Clausewitz). Note the key point in the second excerpt: the capability of counterattack must be included within the system of defence for it to be truly superior. The main ways of bludgeoning in-house attackers are disciplinary and, sometimes, legal. Remember, that at least two thirds of serious information security incidents are internal, and are caused by disgruntled employees, and clashes of corporate or organisational politics.

In regard to security assessments, numerous issues the auditors might uncover are likely to require attention and intervention of the top management. Such matters are usually strategic, operational or human, but might be centred at technology if 43 1: Information Security Auditing and Strategy large costs or high risks are involved. At the end of the day, the key decisions concerning security audits and their outcome would be either taken, or at least vetted, at the entity‟s top. „Experience in general also teaches us that notwithstanding the multifarious branches and scientific character of military art in the present day, still the leading outlines of a war are always determined by the cabinet, that is, if we would use technical language, by a political not a military functionary‟ (Clausewitz).

Indeed, „war is never an isolated act‟ (Clausewitz). 8 Information security assessment corporate or organisational ISMS. always targets ISMS is the glue that ties and holds together different components of the entity‟s information security. It doesn‟t matter which particular technical, operational, policy or human elements are assessed, the auditors should always encounter and hit that glue. If at some point they don‟t, it should be counted as a discovered security gap. 9 Information security assessment should aspire to establish the roots of all discovered vulnerabilities, weaknesses and gaps.

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