Pricinples of Information Security, Chapter 5 Review Questions
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1. How can a security framework assist in the design and implementation of a security infrastructure?
Designing a working plan for securing the organization s information assets begins by creating or validating an existing security blueprint for the implementation of needed security controls to protect the information assets. A framework is the outline from which a more detailed blueprint evolves. The blueprint is the basis for the design, selection, and implementation of all subsequent security policies, education and training programs, and technologies. The blueprint provides scaleable, upgradeable, and comprehensive security for the coming years. The blueprint is used to plan the tasks to be accomplished and the order in which…show more content… Call to Action, define the responsibilities and Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA
Who in the organization should plan for it?
In order to effectively implement security governance, the Corporate Governance Task Force (CGTF) recommends that organizations follow an established framework, such as the IDEAL framework from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. This framework, which is described in the document “Information Security Governance: Call to Action,” defines the responsibilities of (1) the board of directors or trustees, (2) the senior organizational executive (i.e., CEO), (3) executive team members, (4) senior managers, and (5) all employees and users. This important document can be found at the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Web site at www.isaca.org/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm?ContentID=34997.
2. Where can a security administrator find information on established security frameworks?
A security administrator can look to the Information Technology- Code of Practice for Information Security Management, ISO 17799/BS 7799 as well as ISO 17799/BS 7799, the NIST Security Models including the SP 800-12, 14, 18, 26, and 30, and the VISA International Security Model are just a few of the established security frameworks available.
3. What is the ISO 27000 series of standards? Which