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Enterprise Security Architecture by Nicholas A Sherwood

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Chapter 16

Assurance Management

Not only does an organisation need to plan and execute an appropriate information security programme, but the senior management team also needs to have a means by which it can check that this is so – to provide assurance that all is well in this respect. This chapter examines the various aspects of providing such assurance.

In this chapter you will learn about:

  • The broad meaning of the term ‘assurance’;
  • Setting up and managing an enterprise-wide audit framework for assuring the information security management processes;
  • How to use international standards as the basis for an enterprise-wide audit framework and for certifying auditors;
  • Technical auditing of information systems to provide assurance of their correctness ...

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