Principles of Information Security

  • AUTHORS: Michael E. Whitman; Herbert J. Mattord
  • ISBN-13: 9781111138219 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 656 Pages  Paperback 
  • 4th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2003
  • ©2012     Published
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Overview

About The Product

The fourth edition of Principles of Information Security explores the field of information security and assurance with updated content including new innovations in technology and methodologies. Students will revel in the comprehensive coverage that includes a historical overview of information security, discussions on risk management and security technology, current certification information, and more. The text builds on internationally-recognized standards and bodies of knowledge to provide the knowledge and skills students need for their future roles as business decision-makers. Information security in the modern organization is a management issue which technology alone cannot answer; it is a problem that has important economic consequences for which management will be held accountable. Students can feel confident that they are using a standards-based, content-driven resource to prepare for their work in the field.

Features

  • Conforms fully to CNSS Training Standard 4011, which allows federal recognition of programs based on this book.
  • Uses examples of information security issues, tools and practices implemented in today's businesses, fostering real-world application.
  • Includes Off-Line boxes with sidebar articles for further study, and Technical Details boxes that separate highly technical information from the chapter narrative for easier reading.
  • Includes extensive end-of-chapter pedagogy, including exercises and cases that give students the opportunity to examine the information security arena outside the classroom.
  • Contains updated managerial content to provide general, yet valuable information, without bogging your students down with extraneous, highly specific details.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Michael E. Whitman

    Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, is Professor of Information Security at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Information Security Education, Coles College of Business. In 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015, under his direction the Center for Information Security Education spearheaded KSU’s successful bid for the prestigious National Center of Academic Excellence recognitions (CAE/IAE and CAE IA/CDE), awarded jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. Dr. Whitman is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice, and is Director of the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Dr. Whitman is an active researcher and author in Information Security Policy, Threats, Curriculum Development, and Ethical Computing. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security. Dr. Whitman has several information security textbooks currently in print, including PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY; MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY; READINGS AND CASES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, VOLUMES I AND II; THE HANDS-ON INFORMATION SECURITY LAB MANUAL; PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY; and THE GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY AND THE GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND NETWORK SECURITY. He has published articles in Information Systems Research, the Communications of the ACM, the Journal of International Business Studies, Information and Management, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. Dr. Whitman is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA and the Association for Information Systems. Previously, Dr. Whitman served the U.S. Army as an Automated Data Processing System Security Officer (ADPSSO).

  • Herbert J. Mattord

    Herbert Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, completed 24 years of IT industry experience as an application developer, database administrator, project manager, and information security practitioner before joining the faculty at Kennesaw State University, where he is Assistant Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Associate Professor of Information Security and Assurance program. Dr. Mattord currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Information Security and Assurance as well as Information Systems. He and Michael Whitman have authored PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY, MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, READINGS AND CASES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SECURITY, PRINCIPLES OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY, THE GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY, and THE HANDS-ON INFORMATION SECURITY LAB MANUAL, Dr. Mattord is an active researcher, author, and consultant in Information Security Management and related topics. He has published articles in the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Information Security Education, the Journal of Executive Education, and the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking. Dr. Mattord is a member of the Information Systems Security Association, ISACA, and the Association for Information Systems. During his career as an IT practitioner, Dr. Mattord was an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and Texas State University: San Marcos. He was formerly the Manager of Corporate Information Technology Security at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where he acquired much of the practical knowledge found in this and his other textbooks.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Information Security.
2. The Need for Security.
3. Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Information Security.
4. Risk Management.
5. Planning for Security.
6. Security Technology: Firewalls, VPNs, and Wireless
7. Security Technology: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems and Other Security Tools.
8. Cryptography.
9. Physical Security.
10. Implementing Information Security.
11. Security and Personnel.
12. Information Security Maintenance and eDiscovery.

New to this Edition

  • Enhanced section on Security Models and Standards, including access control models, Bell-LaPadula, Biba, and others, as well as enhanced coverage of NIST and ISO standards.
  • New content on Security Governance adds depth and breadth to the topic.
  • Updates on the newest laws and a host of identity theft bills.
  • Includes a new section on addressing the methods and results of systems certification and accreditation in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Up-to-date examples and references maintain currency and relevance.