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By Peter L. Bernstein

ISBN-10: 0471121045

ISBN-13: 9780471121046

A company Week, big apple occasions enterprise, and united states this day Bestseller"Ambitious and readable . . . an attractive advent to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as real humanists supporting to free up mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The ny Times"An terribly exciting and informative book." -The Wall road Journal"A energetic panoramic e-book . . . opposed to the Gods units up an formidable premise after which supplies on it." -Business Week"Deserves to be, and absolutely might be, largely read." -The Economist"[A] not easy booklet, one who might switch endlessly the way in which humans take into consideration the world." -Worth"No one else can have written a booklet of such crucial value with loads attraction and excitement." -Robert Heilbroner writer, The Worldly Philosophers"With his excellent wisdom of the heritage and present manifestations of chance, Peter Bernstein brings us opposed to the Gods. not anything love it will pop out of the monetary international this yr or ever. I communicate conscientiously: not anyone may still omit it." -John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard UniversityIn this specified exploration of the position of hazard in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the concept of bringing chance lower than regulate is without doubt one of the principal rules that distinguishes glossy instances from the far away earlier. opposed to the Gods chronicles the extraordinary highbrow event that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers through the strong instruments of danger administration which are to be had to us today."An super readable heritage of risk." -Barron's"Fascinating . . . this hard quantity may also help you realize the uncertainties that each investor needs to face." -Money"A singular achievement." -Times Literary Supplement"There's a transforming into marketplace for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein could mingle good of their company." -The Australian

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Now, as other parts of the business take more responsibility for protecting information resources, you may start to wonder whether security as a function will be carved up and absorbed into other business units. Security Team Responsibilities Security teams should really approach an Information Security program as if they are consultants hired to help guide the business. The majority of their time should be spent interpreting security policies and standards, and helping the organization The Death of Information Security to understand how and when to apply them.

Security policy should set the tone for your security program, and the information security function should help the organization to understand how best to apply it. The security team may even have a more explicit charter within the organization that defines the scope and the expectations for that function. Policies should be of high level and relatively stable (that is, they should not change often). From these policies, you will develop more detailed artifacts, such as standards, guidelines, procedures, baselines, and design patterns, which should all be derived from the policy.

It is all too easy to fall into the trap of being constantly at odds with the business, but in the end, this will get you nowhere. Many security professionals want the business to operate in the equivalent of medical clean room. It just isn’t realistic to address every weakness and neutralize every threat. The goal is no longer to be secure, but it is to be secure enough. The tough part is defining what secure enough means for your organization. APPLYING RISK MANAGEMENT TO INFORMATION SECURITY Think of Information Security as a way to maintain the level of risk exposure in the organization within acceptable levels without unduly constraining the growth of the business.

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