FISMA Compliance Handbook

Second Edition

Author: Laura P. Taylor

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124059155

Category: Computers

Page: 350

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This comprehensive book instructs IT managers to adhere to federally mandated compliance requirements. FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition explains what the requirements are for FISMA compliance and why FISMA compliance is mandated by federal law. The evolution of Certification and Accreditation is discussed. This book walks the reader through the entire FISMA compliance process and includes guidance on how to manage a FISMA compliance project from start to finish. The book has chapters for all FISMA compliance deliverables and includes information on how to conduct a FISMA compliant security assessment. Various topics discussed in this book include the NIST Risk Management Framework, how to characterize the sensitivity level of your system, contingency plan, system security plan development, security awareness training, privacy impact assessments, security assessments and more. Readers will learn how to obtain an Authority to Operate for an information system and what actions to take in regards to vulnerabilities and audit findings. FISMA Compliance Handbook Second Edition, also includes all-new coverage of federal cloud computing compliance from author Laura Taylor, the federal government’s technical lead for FedRAMP, the government program used to assess and authorize cloud products and services. Includes new information on cloud computing compliance from Laura Taylor, the federal government’s technical lead for FedRAMP Includes coverage for both corporate and government IT managers Learn how to prepare for, perform, and document FISMA compliance projects This book is used by various colleges and universities in information security and MBA curriculums.

FISMA Certification and Accreditation Handbook

Author: Laura P. Taylor,L. Taylor

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080506531

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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The only book that instructs IT Managers to adhere to federally mandated certification and accreditation requirements. This book will explain what is meant by Certification and Accreditation and why the process is mandated by federal law. The different Certification and Accreditation laws will be cited and discussed including the three leading types of C&A: NIST, NIAP, and DITSCAP. Next, the book explains how to prepare for, perform, and document a C&A project. The next section to the book illustrates addressing security awareness, end-user rules of behavior, and incident response requirements. Once this phase of the C&A project is complete, the reader will learn to perform the security tests and evaluations, business impact assessments system risk assessments, business risk assessments, contingency plans, business impact assessments, and system security plans. Finally the reader will learn to audit their entire C&A project and correct any failures. * Focuses on federally mandated certification and accreditation requirements * Author Laura Taylor's research on Certification and Accreditation has been used by the FDIC, the FBI, and the Whitehouse * Full of vital information on compliance for both corporate and government IT Managers

FISMA and the Risk Management Framework

The New Practice of Federal Cyber Security

Author: Stephen D. Gantz,Daniel R. Philpott

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 1597496421

Category: Computers

Page: 584

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FISMA and the Risk Management Framework: The New Practice of Federal Cyber Security deals with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), a law that provides the framework for securing information systems and managing risk associated with information resources in federal government agencies. Comprised of 17 chapters, the book explains the FISMA legislation and its provisions, strengths and limitations, as well as the expectations and obligations of federal agencies subject to FISMA. It also discusses the processes and activities necessary to implement effective information security management following the passage of FISMA, and it describes the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Risk Management Framework. The book looks at how information assurance, risk management, and information systems security is practiced in federal government agencies; the three primary documents that make up the security authorization package: system security plan, security assessment report, and plan of action and milestones; and federal information security-management requirements and initiatives not explicitly covered by FISMA. This book will be helpful to security officers, risk managers, system owners, IT managers, contractors, consultants, service providers, and others involved in securing, managing, or overseeing federal information systems, as well as the mission functions and business processes supported by those systems. Learn how to build a robust, near real-time risk management system and comply with FISMA Discover the changes to FISMA compliance and beyond Gain your systems the authorization they need

Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook

Author: Leighton Johnson

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128025646

Category: Computers

Page: 678

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Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook provides a current and well-developed approach to evaluation and testing of security controls to prove they are functioning correctly in today's IT systems. This handbook shows you how to evaluate, examine, and test installed security controls in the world of threats and potential breach actions surrounding all industries and systems. If a system is subject to external or internal threats and vulnerabilities - which most are - then this book will provide a useful handbook for how to evaluate the effectiveness of the security controls that are in place. Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook shows you what your security controls are doing and how they are standing up to various inside and outside threats. This handbook provides guidance and techniques for evaluating and testing various computer security controls in IT systems. Author Leighton Johnson shows you how to take FISMA, NIST Guidance, and DOD actions and provide a detailed, hands-on guide to performing assessment events for information security professionals who work with US federal agencies. As of March 2014, all agencies are following the same guidelines under the NIST-based Risk Management Framework. This handbook uses the DOD Knowledge Service and the NIST Families assessment guides as the basis for needs assessment, requirements, and evaluation efforts for all of the security controls. Each of the controls can and should be evaluated in its own unique way, through testing, examination, and key personnel interviews. Each of these methods is discussed. Provides direction on how to use SP800-53A, SP800-115, DOD Knowledge Service, and the NIST Families assessment guides to implement thorough evaluation efforts for the security controls in your organization. Learn how to implement proper evaluation, testing, and assessment procedures and methodologies with step-by-step walkthroughs of all key concepts. Shows you how to implement assessment techniques for each type of control, provide evidence of assessment, and proper reporting techniques.

The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance, Second Edition

Author: Rebecca Herold,Kevin Beaver

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439855595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance, Second Edition is a one-stop, up-to-date resource on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security, including details on the HITECH Act, the 2013 Omnibus Rule, and the pending rules. Updated and revised with several new sections, this edition defines what HIPAA is, what it requires, and what you need to do to achieve compliance. The book provides an easy-to-understand overview of HIPAA privacy and security rules and compliance tasks. Supplying authoritative insights into real-world HIPAA privacy and security issues, it summarizes the analysis, training, and technology needed to properly plan and implement privacy and security policies, training, and an overall program to manage information risks. Instead of focusing on technical jargon, the book spells out what your organization must do to achieve and maintain compliance requirements on an ongoing basis.

Risk Management Framework

A Lab-Based Approach to Securing Information Systems

Author: James Broad

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124047238

Category: Computers

Page: 316

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The RMF allows an organization to develop an organization-wide risk framework that reduces the resources required to authorize a systems operation. Use of the RMF will help organizations maintain compliance with not only FISMA and OMB requirements but can also be tailored to meet other compliance requirements such as Payment Card Industry (PCI) or Sarbanes Oxley (SOX). With the publishing of NIST SP 800-37 in 2010 and the move of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense to modified versions of this process, clear implementation guidance is needed to help individuals correctly implement this process. No other publication covers this topic in the detail provided in this book or provides hands-on exercises that will enforce the topics. Examples in the book follow a fictitious organization through the RMF, allowing the reader to follow the development of proper compliance measures. Templates provided in the book allow readers to quickly implement the RMF in their organization. The need for this book continues to expand as government and non-governmental organizations build their security programs around the RMF. The companion website provides access to all of the documents, templates and examples needed to not only understand the RMF but also implement this process in the reader’s own organization. A comprehensive case study from initiation to decommission and disposal Detailed explanations of the complete RMF process and its linkage to the SDLC Hands on exercises to reinforce topics Complete linkage of the RMF to all applicable laws, regulations and publications as never seen before

Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance

Author: Martin Weiss,Michael G. Solomon

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284090701

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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The Second Edition of Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance provides a unique, in-depth look at recent U.S. based Information systems and IT infrastructures compliance laws in both the public and private sector. Written by industry experts, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of how to audit IT infrastructures for compliance based on the laws and the need to protect and secure business and consumer privacy data. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare readers to skillfully complete IT compliance auditing.

Directing the Documentary

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9780415719308

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 535

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Directing the Documentary, Sixth Edition is the definitive book on the form, offering time-tested principles to help you master the craft. Ideal for documentary courses as well as aspiring and established documentary filmmakers, this book has it all, with in-depth lessons and insider perspectives on every aspect of preproduction, production, and postproduction. Focusing on the hands-on work needed to make your concept a reality, this new edition covers it all, from the fundamental to advanced elements of directing and more. It includes dozens of projects, practical exercises, and thought-provoking questions, and provides best practices for researching and honing your documentary idea, developing a crew, guiding your team, maintaining control throughout the shoot, and much more. This new edition features: A two-stage cinematic learning process: camera observation skills, then advanced storytelling Dozens of real-world exercises and case studies to demystify production processes and enhance your skills Easy-to-comprehend guidance in the creative, technical, and artistic aspects of directing Fresh coverage of the latest filmmaking technology Expanded sections on grant writing and fundraising, emphasizing proposal and pitching skills A self-assessment of your interviewing skills and expanded coverage of narration-writing A companion website (www.directingthedocumentary.com) that includes handy production checklists and forms, updated projects, exercises, and video examples In Directing the Documentary, Sixth Edition Michael Rabiger combines expert advice on the storytelling process and technical aspects of documentary filmmaking with sound commentary on the philosophical underpinnings of the art, providing the practical and holistic understanding you need to become a highly-regarded, original, and ethical contributor to the genre.

The Security Risk Assessment Handbook

A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments, Second Edition

Author: Douglas Landoll

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439821496

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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The Security Risk Assessment Handbook: A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments provides detailed insight into precisely how to conduct an information security risk assessment. Designed for security professionals and their customers who want a more in-depth understanding of the risk assessment process, this volume contains real-world advice that promotes professional development. It also enables security consumers to better negotiate the scope and rigor of a security assessment, effectively interface with a security assessment team, deliver insightful comments on a draft report, and have a greater understanding of final report recommendations. This book can save time and money by eliminating guesswork as to what assessment steps to perform, and how to perform them. In addition, the book offers charts, checklists, examples, and templates that speed up data gathering, analysis, and document development. By improving the efficiency of the assessment process, security consultants can deliver a higher-quality service with a larger profit margin. The text allows consumers to intelligently solicit and review proposals, positioning them to request affordable security risk assessments from quality vendors that meet the needs of their organizations.

Information Security Fundamentals, Second Edition

Author: Thomas R. Peltier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439810621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

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Developing an information security program that adheres to the principle of security as a business enabler must be the first step in an enterprise’s effort to build an effective security program. Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, Information Security Fundamentals, Second Edition provides information security professionals with a clear understanding of the fundamentals of security required to address the range of issues they will experience in the field. The book examines the elements of computer security, employee roles and responsibilities, and common threats. It discusses the legal requirements that impact security policies, including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Detailing physical security requirements and controls, this updated edition offers a sample physical security policy and includes a complete list of tasks and objectives that make up an effective information protection program. Includes ten new chapters Broadens its coverage of regulations to include FISMA, PCI compliance, and foreign requirements Expands its coverage of compliance and governance issues Adds discussions of ISO 27001, ITIL, COSO, COBIT, and other frameworks Presents new information on mobile security issues Reorganizes the contents around ISO 27002 The book discusses organization-wide policies, their documentation, and legal and business requirements. It explains policy format with a focus on global, topic-specific, and application-specific policies. Following a review of asset classification, it explores access control, the components of physical security, and the foundations and processes of risk analysis and risk management. The text concludes by describing business continuity planning, preventive controls, recovery strategies, and how to conduct a business impact analysis. Each chapter in the book has been written by a different expert to ensure you gain the comprehensive understanding of what it takes to develop an effective information security program.

Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, Second Edition

Author: Rebecca Herold

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439815465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

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Starting with the inception of an education program and progressing through its development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation, Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, Second Edition provides authoritative coverage of nearly everything needed to create an effective training program that is compliant with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. Written by Rebecca Herold, a well-respected information security and privacy expert named one of the "Best Privacy Advisers in the World" multiple times by Computerworld magazine as well as a "Top 13 Influencer in IT Security" by IT Security Magazine, the text supplies a proven framework for creating an awareness and training program. It also: Lists the laws and associated excerpts of the specific passages that require training and awareness Contains a plethora of forms, examples, and samples in the book’s 22 appendices Highlights common mistakes that many organizations make Directs readers to additional resources for more specialized information Includes 250 awareness activities ideas and 42 helpful tips for trainers Complete with case studies and examples from a range of businesses and industries, this all-in-one resource provides the holistic and practical understanding needed to identify and implement the training and awareness methods best suited to, and most effective for, your organization. Praise for: The first edition was outstanding. The new second edition is even better ... the definitive and indispensable guide for information security and privacy awareness and training professionals, worth every cent. As with the first edition, we recommend it unreservedly.. —NoticeBored.com

Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies

Author: Omar Santos

Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

ISBN: 0134858549

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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All the Knowledge You Need to Build Cybersecurity Programs and Policies That Work Clearly presents best practices, governance frameworks, and key standards Includes focused coverage of healthcare, finance, and PCI DSS compliance An essential and invaluable guide for leaders, managers, and technical professionals Today, cyberattacks can place entire organizations at risk. Cybersecurity can no longer be delegated to specialists: success requires everyone to work together, from leaders on down. Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies offers start-to-finish guidance for establishing effective cybersecurity in any organization. Drawing on more than 20 years of real-world experience, Omar Santos presents realistic best practices for defining policy and governance, ensuring compliance, and collaborating to harden the entire organization. First, Santos shows how to develop workable cybersecurity policies and an effective framework for governing them. Next, he addresses risk management, asset management, and data loss prevention, showing how to align functions from HR to physical security. You’ll discover best practices for securing communications, operations, and access; acquiring, developing, and maintaining technology; and responding to incidents. Santos concludes with detailed coverage of compliance in finance and healthcare, the crucial Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) standard, and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Whatever your current responsibilities, this guide will help you plan, manage, and lead cybersecurity–and safeguard all the assets that matter. Learn How To · Establish cybersecurity policies and governance that serve your organization’s needs · Integrate cybersecurity program components into a coherent framework for action · Assess, prioritize, and manage security risk throughout the organization · Manage assets and prevent data loss · Work with HR to address human factors in cybersecurity · Harden your facilities and physical environment · Design effective policies for securing communications, operations, and access · Strengthen security throughout the information systems lifecycle · Plan for quick, effective incident response and ensure business continuity · Comply with rigorous regulations in finance and healthcare · Plan for PCI compliance to safely process payments · Explore and apply the guidance provided by the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Introduction to Information Security

A Strategic-Based Approach

Author: Timothy Shimeall,Jonathan Spring

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 1597499722

Category: Computers

Page: 382

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Most introductory texts provide a technology-based survey of methods and techniques that leaves the reader without a clear understanding of the interrelationships between methods and techniques. By providing a strategy-based introduction, the reader is given a clear understanding of how to provide overlapping defenses for critical information. This understanding provides a basis for engineering and risk-management decisions in the defense of information. Information security is a rapidly growing field, with a projected need for thousands of professionals within the next decade in the government sector alone. It is also a field that has changed in the last decade from a largely theory-based discipline to an experience-based discipline. This shift in the field has left several of the classic texts with a strongly dated feel. Provides a broad introduction to the methods and techniques in the field of information security Offers a strategy-based view of these tools and techniques, facilitating selection of overlapping methods for in-depth defense of information Provides very current view of the emerging standards of practice in information security

Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CSSLP

Author: Mano Paul

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439826064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

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As the global leader in information security education and certification, (ISC)2® has a proven track record of educating and certifying information security professionals. Its newest certification, the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®) is a testament to the organization’s ongoing commitment to information and software security. The Official (ISC)2® Guide to the CSSLP® provides an all-inclusive analysis of the CSSLP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®). As the first comprehensive guide to the CSSLP CBK, it facilitates the required understanding of the seven CSSLP domains—Secure Software Concepts, Secure Software Requirements, Secure Software Design, Secure Software Implementation/Coding, Secure Software Testing, Software Acceptance, and Software Deployment, Operations, Maintenance and Disposal—to assist candidates for certification and beyond. Serves as the only official guide to the CSSLP professional certification Details the software security activities that need to be incorporated throughout the software development lifecycle Provides comprehensive coverage that includes the people, processes, and technology components of software, networks, and host defenses Supplies a pragmatic approach to implementing software assurances in the real-world The text allows readers to learn about software security from a renowned security practitioner who is the appointed software assurance advisor for (ISC)2. Complete with numerous illustrations, it makes complex security concepts easy to understand and implement. In addition to being a valuable resource for those studying for the CSSLP examination, this book is also an indispensable software security reference for those already part of the certified elite. A robust and comprehensive appendix makes this book a time-saving resource for anyone involved in secure software development.

Security Planning

An Applied Approach

Author: Susan Lincke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319160273

Category: Computers

Page: 287

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This book guides readers through building an IT security plan. Offering a template, it helps readers to prioritize risks, conform to regulation, plan their defense and secure proprietary/confidential information. The process is documented in the supplemental online security workbook. Security Planning is designed for the busy IT practitioner, who does not have time to become a security expert, but needs a security plan now. It also serves to educate the reader of a broader set of concepts related to the security environment through the Introductory Concepts and Advanced sections. The book serves entry level cyber-security courses through those in advanced security planning. Exercises range from easier questions to the challenging case study. This is the first text with an optional semester-long case study: Students plan security for a doctor’s office, which must adhere to HIPAA regulation. For software engineering-oriented students, a chapter on secure software development introduces security extensions to UML and use cases (with case study). The text also adopts the NSA’s Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) revamped 2014 plan, addressing five mandatory and 15 Optional Knowledge Units, as well as many ACM Information Assurance and Security core and elective requirements for Computer Science.

Implementing Cybersecurity

A Guide to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework

Author: Anne Kohnke,Ken Sigler,Dan Shoemaker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351859714

Category: Computers

Page: 337

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The book provides the complete strategic understanding requisite to allow a person to create and use the RMF process recommendations for risk management. This will be the case both for applications of the RMF in corporate training situations, as well as for any individual who wants to obtain specialized knowledge in organizational risk management. It is an all-purpose roadmap of sorts aimed at the practical understanding and implementation of the risk management process as a standard entity. It will enable an "application" of the risk management process as well as the fundamental elements of control formulation within an applied context.

Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook for Oracle Applications

Author: Nigel King,Adil R. Khan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849681716

Category: Computers

Page: 488

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The book is not organized by product, rather by the governance and risk assurance processes. A given product may be represented in multiple places within the book and a given process may contain multiple product references. To ensure that we keep ourselves grounded in real problems, the book is written as a journal of a fictional company establishing its governance processes. It will introduce managers and directors responsible for various aspects of the governance, risk and compliance problem and where that problem is exposed and how it is addressed in the technology and business applications. The audience for this book is the people that advise the board, the internal audit department and CIO office on controls, security and risk assurance. Consultants that are implementing Financials or GRC Applications who wish to gain an understanding of the Governance Risk and Compliance processes, and how they are represented in Oracle, should find it a useful primer. Risk Assurance professionals will find it a reliable companion.

Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards

A Practitioner's Reference

Author: Douglas J. Landoll

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482245914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards: A Practitioner's Reference gives you a blueprint on how to develop effective information security policies and procedures. It uses standards such as NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, and COBIT, and regulations such as HIPAA and PCI DSS as the foundation for the content. Highlighting key terminology, policy development concepts and methods, and suggested document structures, it includes examples, checklists, sample policies and procedures, guidelines, and a synopsis of the applicable standards. The author explains how and why procedures are developed and implemented rather than simply provide information and examples. This is an important distinction because no two organizations are exactly alike; therefore, no two sets of policies and procedures are going to be exactly alike. This approach provides the foundation and understanding you need to write effective policies, procedures, and standards clearly and concisely. Developing policies and procedures may seem to be an overwhelming task. However, by relying on the material presented in this book, adopting the policy development techniques, and examining the examples, the task will not seem so daunting. You can use the discussion material to help sell the concepts, which may be the most difficult aspect of the process. Once you have completed a policy or two, you will have the courage to take on even more tasks. Additionally, the skills you acquire will assist you in other areas of your professional and private life, such as expressing an idea clearly and concisely or creating a project plan.

The Basics of Information Security

Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

Author: Jason Andress

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128008121

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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As part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Author Jason Andress gives you the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security. The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these principles whether you're in the IT field or want to understand how it affects your career and business. The new Second Edition has been updated for the latest trends and threats, including new material on many infosec subjects. Learn about information security without wading through a huge textbook Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of information security Provides a broad view of the information security field in a concise manner All-new Second Edition updated for the latest information security trends and threats, including material on incident response, social engineering, security awareness, risk management, and legal/regulatory issues