Data Security ‘Bible’ Is Updated and E-Enabled

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<p><strong>Ely, England &mdash; June 5</strong><br />Since first published in 2002, Alan Calder and Steve Watkins&rsquo; management guide has been acclaimed as the definitive work on best-practice information security management.  </p><p>This month sees the publication of the book&rsquo;s fourth edition, under the revised title <em>IT Governance: A Manager&rsquo;s Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002 </em>and is updated to reflect the latest international regulatory changes and includes a subscription to IT Governance&rsquo;s online knowledge bank to keep readers abreast of fresh developments in this constantly changing area.<br /> <br /><em>IT Governance: A Manager&#39;s Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002</em> addresses the central role of information technology in today&rsquo;s organizations and its vital importance as a board-level responsibility.  Tasked with ensuring IT is properly aligned with business strategy, the board must also guarantee strict governance of the organization&rsquo;s IT practices, assets and resources.  <br /><br />Discharging this responsibility requires that board directors, executives and business owners clearly understand the issues surrounding data security, and it was for this purpose that Calder and Watkins first wrote their classic text.<br /> <br />Written for nontechnical and generalist business leaders, <em>IT Governance: A Manager&#39;s Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002</em> is designed to aid understanding of an organization&rsquo;s IT governance obligations and offer guidance on how managers should comply with best practice in the security, confidentiality and integrity of data stored on IT systems. </p><p>It addresses the role of data security within IT governance and outlines the steps required to achieve certification to ISO 27001, the global best-practice standard for information security management. <br /> <br />Accessible and concise, <em>IT Governance: A Manager&#39;s Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002 </em>walks the reader through the current data security landscape, outlining the need for a farsighted information security policy and examining crucial topics such as certification, risk assessment, asset management, controls and e-commerce.<br /> <br />Key updates to the fourth edition include a full assessment of the latest regulatory developments affecting information security, including the U.K.&#39;s Combined Code and the U.S.&#39;s Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  </p><p>To allow for the constant changes in data security management and regulations, purchasers of <em>IT Governance: A Manager&#39;s Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002 </em>will receive access to a password-protected area of the IT Governance Web site, where they can access regular updates and bulletins on data security.<br /> <br />Discussing the enduring relevance of the book, Alan Calder said, &ldquo;Whether they consider themselves &lsquo;IT-friendly&rsquo; or not, all board directors have a specific obligation to monitor, assess and govern their organization&rsquo;s IT infrastructure program.  </p><p>"Each board director, whatever their background or specialism, needs to have visible, positive oversight of their organization&rsquo;s IT strategy and be able to understand and demonstrate that risks are managed and corporate objectives are supported and achieved. <em>A Manager&#39;s Guide to Data Security and ISO 27001/ISO 27002 </em>gives them the background and insight they need to fulfill their IT governance obligations.&rdquo;<br /></p>

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