Global Information Security Law Guide Launched

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<p><strong>Ely, England &mdash; Sept. 26</strong><br />IT Governance is delighted to announce the publication of a landmark best-practice information security compliance guide by a leading expert in the developing field of information law and electronic business. </p><p>Thomas J. Smedinghoff&rsquo;s <em>Information Security Law: The Emerging Standard for Corporate Compliance</em> is the first book to identify the &ldquo;amazing consistency in approach&rdquo; among the laws that govern corporate information security obligations. It provides an overview of those laws and identifies the emerging worldwide standard for corporate compliance.<br /> <br />Smedinghoff &mdash; a US-based information security lawyer with a reputation second to none in this field &mdash; has crafted <em>Information Security Law: The Emerging Standard for Corporate Compliance</em> to summarize the global legal framework for information security and to describe the emergence of ISO/IEC 27001, the international best-practice standard for information security management. <br /><br />This book will help senior security managers, compliance specialists and legal professionals understand the overall framework of legal security requirements; evaluate how local security laws fit into that framework; and determine the steps an organization should take to comply with multiple laws in many jurisdictions. <br /> <br />Information security law is an increasingly important compliance and boardroom topic, driven by three factors: data protection and privacy concerns are causing a proliferation of legislation and regulation; computer and cybercrime are intensifying the need for organizations to take appropriate steps to protect themselves and their valuable information assets; and financial regulators are ever more interested in the robustness of corporate financial records. Once the present turbulence in financial markets has passed, regulators will be closely scrutinizing the stability and reliability of corporate financial records.<br /> <br />Information security is a topic with global significance, as virtually all a company&rsquo;s daily transactions, and all of its key records, depend on an interconnected information infrastructure and are subject to possible scrutiny by one or more national lawmakers. As a consequence, this is an area of the law undergoing rapid change and development.<br /> <br />Written for specialist and general readers alike, Smedinghoff&#39;s work offers a concise and accessible perspective on the security laws and regulations that most concern today&#39;s IT managers, lawyers and compliance professionals. <br /> <br />&ldquo;This is a real first,&rdquo; said Alan Calder, chief executive of IT Governance. &ldquo;It is the first concrete attempt to summarize the global legal framework for information security. Given the interconnectedness of global markets, this is naturally where compliance professionals and lawyers need to be focusing their efforts.<br /> <br />&ldquo;It is very clear that the law is this area is in a state of rapid flux. People need to read Smedinghoff to get to grips with what&rsquo;s currently going on and to build their own compliance strategies. For lawyers, the book is a powerful aid for tackling current and upcoming legal cases. <br /></p>

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