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Information Security for Managers

Author(s): Michael Workman, PhD, Florida Institute of Technology, Director, Security Policy Institute
Daniel C. Phelps, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
John N. Gathegi, PhD, JD, School of Information and School of Mass Communications, University of South Florida
  • ISBN-13: 9780763793012
  • Paperback    594 pages      © 2013
Price: $169.95 US List
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Information systems have improved over the years to become more effective in collecting and rendering information for consumers, although these improvements have been accompanied by increases in both frequency and sophistication of attacks against them. The impacts from attacks against companies are significant, and managers are responsible for their organizations' security. Failures can cause significant losses to companies and their suppliers and clients, and may cost managers their jobs, and may even possibly lead to legal liabilities that are adjudicated against them.

This textbook takes a different approach than most texts on the subject, which are organized topically. Pedagogically, Information Security for Managers utilizes an incremental development method called knowledge scaffolding, a proven educational technique for learning subject matter thoroughly by reinforced learning through an elaborative rehearsal process.

This new resource includes coverage on threats to confidentiality, integrity, and availability, as well as countermeasures to preserve these. The textbook also draws extensively from the latest applied research and development, rather than simply rehashing materials and topics that are in nearly all of the extant textbooks and popular reading materials.

Instructor Resources include Answers to the end-of-chapter questions and a PowerPoint Image Bank that contains key images from the text.

Features & Benefits

  • Arms managers with the answers to the most critical questions related to information security, including laws and procedures.
  • Explores how information and systems are monitored, how security incidents are handled, managing security behaviors, and assumes what lay on the security horizon.
  • Discusses new approaches to solving real-world information security problems.
  • Each chapter develops key concepts and presents issues that managers should know in order to effectively oversee their departments.
Section  One  What Should Managers Know About Security Policies and Procedures?
  Chapter  1  Introduction to Information Security
  Chapter  2  Corporations and the Rule of Law
  Chapter  3  Management, Security Law and Security Policies
  Chapter  4  Security Regulations and Governance
  Chapter  5  Security Programs, Risk Assessment and Management
  Chapter  6  Managing Organizational Security
Section  Two  Technology Orientation for Managers
  Chapter  7  Systems, Data, and Information
  Chapter  8  Programming Concepts
  Chapter  9  Applications Development
  Chapter  10  Computer Operating Systems
  Chapter  11  Networks and Addressing
  Chapter  12  Protocols and Routing
Section  Three  Computer and Network Security
  Chapter  13  Information Systems Security
  Chapter  14  Computer Security
  Chapter  15  Network Security
  Chapter  16  Cryptographic Uses and Firewalls
  Chapter  17  Cryptography Concepts
  Chapter  18  Web Applications Security
Section  Four  Managing Organizations Securely
  Chapter  19  Configuration Management
  Chapter  20  Managing Security Operations
  Chapter  21  Managing Security Behavior
  Chapter  22  Modeling and Predicting Security Attacks
  Chapter  23  Adaptive Systems Security
  Chapter  24  Security Horizons: Issues for Managers

Michael Workman, PhD-Florida Institute of Technology, Director, Security Policy Institute

Michael Workman is a professor at the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) and director of the Security Policy Institute. Prior to Florida Tech, Dr. Workman was a professor of information systems at Florida State University. He has published over 60 research manuscripts and three books. Professionally, he has worked as Chief Technology Officer for NETCommerce, Senior Vice President at Bank of America where he was in charge of network applications, Director of network and systems security at France Telecom, and he has held positions in management at Alltel, Openware, Unisys, and Digital Equipment Corporation. He began his professional career as a UNIX operating system software engineer. Dr. Workman earned his Ph.D. from Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Daniel C. Phelps, PhD-Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Dan Phelps is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.  Previously, he was a Member of the Technical Staff and Information Scientist with CMU’s Software Engineering Institute/CERT both in Pittsburgh and in Qatar as well as a faculty member in the College of Information, Florida State University in Panama City, FL.  His graduate work in Information Studies was done at Florida State University, in Computer Science at James Madison University, and in Information Systems at the Naval Postgraduate School.

John N. Gathegi, PhD, JD-School of Information and School of Mass Communications, University of South Florida

John N. Gathegi is professor at the School of Information and a courtesy professor in the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida teaching and researching in the area of information law and policy, media law, and the First Amendment. His interests include intellectual property rights and emerging information technologies, information security, free speech and access to legal information. He earned his Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was articles editor on the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Dr. Gathegi has practiced law in California, was previously Director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida, Dean of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division at Merritt College in California, and has been a Fulbright Senior Specialist to Chile. He began his teaching career at Florida State University.

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ISBN-13: 9780763793012

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