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Securing an IT Organization through Governance, Risk Management, and Audit

Ken E. Sigler James L. Rainey, III



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Productivity Press
22 January 2016
Management of specific areas; Accounting software; Computer security; Network management
Past events have shed light on the vulnerability of mission-critical computer systems at highly sensitive levels. It has been demonstrated that common hackers can use tools and techniques downloaded from the Internet to attack government and commercial information systems. Although threats may come from mischief makers and pranksters, they are more likely to result from hackers working in concert for profit, hackers working under the protection of nation states, or malicious insiders.

Securing an IT Organization through Governance, Risk Management, and Audit introduces two internationally recognized bodies of knowledge: Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT 5) from a cybersecurity perspective and the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (CSF). Emphasizing the processes directly related to governance, risk management, and audit, the book provides details of a cybersecurity framework (CSF), mapping each of the CSF steps and activities to the methods defined in COBIT 5. This method leverages operational risk understanding in a business context, allowing the information and communications technology (ICT) organization to convert high-level enterprise goals into manageable, specific goals rather than unintegrated checklist models.

The real value of this methodology is to reduce the knowledge fog that frequently engulfs senior business management, and results in the false conclusion that overseeing security controls for information systems is not a leadership role or responsibility but a technical management task. By carefully reading, implementing, and practicing the techniques and methodologies outlined in this book, you can successfully implement a plan that increases security and lowers risk for you and your organization.
By:   Ken E. Sigler, James L. Rainey, III
Imprint:   Productivity Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   703g
ISBN:   9781498737319
ISBN 10:   1498737315
Series:   Internal Audit and IT Audit
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   22 January 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Cybersecurity Risk Management Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Risk Management Managing ICT Security Risk through Governance, Control, and Audit Implementing Best Practices Using a Single Cybersecurity Framework Chapter Summary Case Project Introduction to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Overview of the Framework Framework Core Framework Implementation Tiers Framework Profile Framework Is Descriptive and Not Prescriptive Structure of the Book's Presentation of the Framework Chapter Summary Case Project Identify Function Identify Function Overview Asset Management Category Business Environment Category Governance Category Risk Assessment Category Risk Management Category Risk Management Plan Implementing Risk Management Risk Handling Strategies Linking COBIT to the Identify Function Chapter Summary Case Project Protect Function Protect Function Overview Access Control Category Awareness and Training Category Data Security Category Information Protection Processes and Procedures Category Maintenance Protective Technology Linking COBIT to the Protect Function Chapter Summary Case Project Detect Function Detect Function Overview Anomalies and Events Category Security Continuous Monitoring Category Detection Processes Category Chapter Summary Case Project Respond Function Respond Function Overview Response Planning Category Communications Category Analysis Category Mitigation Category Improvement Category Chapter Summary Case Project Recover Function Distinguishing between Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Improvement Category Communications Category Chapter Summary Case Project The COBIT Framework Assumptions IT Governance Framework Model Practical Technical Scenarios (PTSs) What Drives COBIT 5 Framework Principles Other Governance Frameworks and Best Practices Case Project Decomposition of Framework Framework Principles: Creation Definition of Categories and Seven Enablers Control Issue Navigation Issue Case Project Framework Structure's Generic Domains COBIT's Framework Structure Planning and Organization Acquisition and Implementation Delivery and Support Monitoring Case Project Decomposition of COBIT 5 Purpose of COBIT Control Objectives and Principles Principle 1: Installing the Integrated IT Architectural Framework Principle 2: What Do Stakeholders Value? Principle 3: The Business Context Focus Principle 4: Managing Risk Principle 5: Measuring Performance Case Project COBIT Management Guidelines Enterprise Management Risk Management Status of IT Systems Continuous Improvement Case Project COBIT Management Dashboard Performance Measurement IT Control Profiling Awareness Benchmarking Case Project What COBIT Sets Out to Accomplish Adaptability to Existing Frameworks Constituency of Governance for Finance Constituency of Governance for IT Case Project Internal Audits Purpose of Internal Audits Roles That Potentially Use COBIT Approaches to Using COBIT in an Internal Audit Types of Audits Which Can Be Facilitated Using COBIT Advantages of Using COBIT in Internal Audits Case Project Tying It All Together COBIT Works with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx) COBIT Works with GETIT Process Assessment Model (PAM) Case Project References

Ken Sigler is a faculty member of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program at the Auburn Hills Michigan campus of Oakland Community College and the chair of the Campus Senate. His primary research is in the area of software management, software assurance, and cybersecurity. He has authored several books on the topic of cybersecurity ICT management and developed the college's CIS program option Information Technologies for Homeland Security, which has a recognized relationship with the Committee on National Security Systems. Sigler serves as the liaison for the college as one of three founding members of the International Cybersecurity Education Coalition (ICSEC), which is now the Midwest chapter for CISSE. James L. Rainey, III, DMIT, is an IT specialist with the U.S. government where he works on technical project documentation within the SDLC. Dr. Rainey holds an MS degree in computer and information systems and did a tour with the Department of Defense where he earned a citation for his work. Dr. Rainey has also worked as a UNIX system administrator, SAP basis administrator, and enterprise and infrastructure architect. Additionally, he worked at Comerica Bank's Data Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, as a developer and taught at the University of Detroit Mercy's Computer and Information Systems Department for 10 years as an adjunct.

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