This practical guide presents advice on establishing, managing, and evaluating a successful information protection program in a corporation or government agency, covering everything from effective communication to career guidance for the information security officer working in today's global marketplace
SECTION I: THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE CYBER SECURITY OFFICER 1. Understanding the Past and Present Cyber-Information World Environment 2. Understanding the Past and Present Global Business and Management Environment 3. An Overview of Related World Views of Cyber Security 4. A Glimpse at the History of Technology 5. Understanding Today's Threats in the Cyber Vapor - "War Stories" from the Front Lines SECTION II: THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CYBER SECURITY OFFICER 6. The Cyber Security Officer's Position, Duties and Responsibilities 7. The Cyber Security Strategic, Tactical, and Annual Plans 8. Establishing a Cyber Security Program and Cyber Security Organization 9. Determining and Establishing Cyber Security Functions 10. Establishing a Metrics Management System 11. Annual Re-Evaluation and Future Plan 12. High Technology Fraud and Other Crimes' Investigative Support SECTION III: GLOBAL, PROFESSIONAL, AND PERSONAL CHALLENGES OF A CYBER SECURITY OFFICER 13. Introduction to Global Information Warfare 14. The Cyber Security Officer, and Privacy, Ethical, Liability Issues 15. Cyber Security Officer Career Development: Marketing Yourself, Lecturing, and Consulting 16. 21st Century Challenges for the Cyber Security Officer
Dr. Gerald L. Kovacich has more than 40 years of experience in industrial, business and government security, investigations, information systems security, and information warfare, both in the U.S. Government as a special agent, in international corporations, and subsequently as an international consultant and lecturer. He retired as the Information Warfare Technologist, Northrop Grumman Corporation to pursue a career as an international consultant, lecturer and writer.
"...this book is not just for aspiring cyber security officers - it's also a great read for other professionals in management positions as they should know what cyber security officers do and struggle with." --Help Net Security