Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies

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5All 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

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