Tackle Information Security from the Ground Up with “The InfoSec Handbook”—Released by Apress Media.

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New open access book from Apress and Intel is a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of the field of information security.

“The InfoSec Handbook” is a practical guide to the field of information security.

The authors of “The InfoSec Handbook” draw from their hands-on industry experience to address both the theory and practice of information security and related technologies.

As the public continues to deal with endless reports of security breaches around the globe, the IT community battles to stay ahead of the hackers. The field of information security is vast and rapidly changing to keep up with technological advancement. Engineers at every skill level are in need of a comprehensive and practical guide to keep abreast of this field amidst a vast pool of disparate security resources. To that end, Apress and Intel have partnered to publish “The InfoSec Handbook,” another title in their successful line of open access books.

“The InfoSec Handbook” is co-written by Umesh Hodeghatta Rao and Umesha Nayak. Professor Rao is on the faculty in the field of Information Systems at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India. He has more than twenty years of experience in IT and is a senior member of the IEEE. Umesha Nayak is a director and principal consultant of Musa Software Engineering Pvt. Ltd. He has thirty two years of experience in providing consultancy in IT and manufacturing for organizations across the globe.

The authors draw from their hands-on industry experience to address both the theory and practice of information security and related technologies. Through recent, real-world examples and revealing case studies of cybersecurity incidents, “The InfoSec Handbook” takes a practical view while still offering technical and detailed information. The book is aimed at engineers of all skill levels and moves through the essentials of information security; the importance of IT security for everyday business; how to establish an information security management system (ISMS); best practices for implementation; and the various domains of information security. Readers come away with a strong foundation with which they can move forward and apply their security knowledge. “The InfoSec Handbook” is primed to assist beginners and experts in the field in practicing proactive—rather than reactive—security.

Thanks to the open access publishing partnership between Apress and Intel, the eBook version of “The InfoSec Handbook” is freely available to download and share under the ApressOpen program. For more information and to download the eBook, please visit http://www.apress.com/9781430263821.

  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-6382-1
  • 392 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: September 6th, 2014
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $0.00

About the Authors

Umesh Hodeghatta Rao is a professor in the Information Systems department at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, and a PhD candidate at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has held technical and senior management positions at Wipro Technologies, McAfee, Cisco Systems and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Umesha Nayak is a director and principal consultant at Musa Software Engineering Pvt. Ltd. He has 32 years of experience in providing consultancy in IT and manufacturing for organizations across the globe.

About Apress Media

With more than 1,500 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit http://www.apress.com.

ApressOpen is the world’s most effective distribution platform for eBooks. Through ApressOpen, thought leaders in technology communities can share unique learning resources with readers around the world through free distribution of digital content. For more information, contact apressopen(at)apress(dot)com.

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