Publisher: Addison-Wesley, 2003, 471 pages
Keywords: Information Security, Risk Management
Information security requires far more than the latest tool or technology. Organizations must understand exactly what they are trying to protect — and why — before selecting specific solutions. Security issues are complex and often are rooted in organizational and business concerns. A careful evaluation of security needs and risks in this broader context must precede any security implementation to insure that all the relevant, underlying problems are first uncovered.
The OCTAVE approach for self-directed security evaluations was developed at the influential CERT® Coordination Center. This approach is designed to help you:
OCTAVESM enables any organization to develop security priorities based on the organization's particular business concerns. The approach provides a coherent framework for aligning security actions with overall objectives.
Managing Information Security Risks, written by the developers of OCTAVE, is the complete and authoritative guide to its principles and implementations. The book:
Special features of the book include:
This is a book that has taken a lot of unnecessary flack from people that don't really understand that there is a audience for books that address the professional audience and therefore doesn't really need a lot of handholding.
This is an excellent book about a method for analysis of security requirements. You may or may not agree on all details, but it is definetely worth reading if you're in the business. Be forewarned, this is no beginners book! Oh, and the term OCTAVE stands for: Operationally Critical Threat, Asset, and Vulnerability Evaluation, just so you know…
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