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Fundamentals of Information Systems Security by Michael G. Solomon, David Kim

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Chapter 6. Security Operations and Administration

SECURITY PROFESSIONALS MUST UNDERSTAND how security operations and administration create the foundation for a solid security program. Your role as a security professional is similar to that of a coach. You work with staff to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your "players," or assets. Your goal is to win the game. In the world of the security professional, the "game" is to secure your organization's resources. Your "opponents" are unauthorized users trying to steal your data and use it against you.

As a coach, you have a playbook of strategies. You need to keep these strategies out of the hands of your opponents. You also need to make sure your strategies abide by the rules and regulations ...

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