IT Security Controls: A Guide to Corporate Standards and Frameworks, 1st Edition

  • 4h 25m
  • Oben Kuyucu, Virgilio Viegas
  • Apress
  • 2022

Use this reference for IT security practitioners to get an overview of the major standards and frameworks, and a proposed architecture to meet them. The book identifies and describes the necessary controls and processes that must be implemented in order to secure your organization's infrastructure.

The book proposes a comprehensive approach to the implementation of IT security controls with an easily understandable graphic implementation proposal to comply with the most relevant market standards (ISO 27001, NIST, PCI-DSS, and COBIT) and a significant number of regulatory frameworks from central banks across the World (European Union, Switzerland, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, etc.).

To connect the book with the real world, a number of well-known case studies are featured to explain what went wrong with the biggest hacks of the decade, and which controls should have been in place to prevent them. The book also describes a set of well-known security tools available to support you.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand corporate IT security controls, including governance, policies, procedures, and security awareness
  • Know cybersecurity and risk assessment techniques such as penetration testing, red teaming, compliance scans, firewall assurance, and vulnerability scans
  • Understand technical IT security controls for unmanaged and managed devices, and perimeter controls
  • Implement security testing tools such as steganography, vulnerability scanners, session hijacking, intrusion detection, and more

About the Author

Virgilio Viegas, CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CEH, has more than 25 years of experience in the banking sector, having worked in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Currently he is the Group Head of International IT Security in one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East and Africa with a strong presence across Europe, Africa and Asia.

Virgilio previously worked for more than 20 years for a major Portuguese financial institution, where he participated in the design and implementation of a Internet services reference platform and later developed an information security reference architecture.

While working in Asia, Virgilio developed projects related to information security, compliance, and retail such as Internet banking, ATM and POS network implementation, issuing and acquiring international card schemes, anti-money laundering, customer fingerprint authentication, amongst others. He also supported projects with significant impact in the Timor-Leste financial sector such as the definition of the country International Bank Account Number (IBAN) standard, the implementation of the Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS), and the national ATM and POS switch.

Oben Kuyucu, CISSP, CISA, has 15 years of experience in IT security, cybersecurity, governance, risk, compliance, and PCI DSS, as well as other international standards and regulations. Currently, he is an IT Security Governance and Oversight Senior Analyst at one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East and Africa.

Oben previously worked as Senior Information Security Expert and PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) at a leading information security company in Turkey. He was the first PCI 3DSecure Assessor and one of the first PCI QSAs in Turkey, and he carried out more than 150 IT security-related engagements, mainly related to PCI DSS and ISO 27001 internal audits.

Throughout his career Oben has performed PCI DSS auditing, system administration, design, penetration testing, security analysis, consulting, pre-sales activities and post-sales support for companies in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He also has made a significant contribution to many information security projects, including providing support to a PCI SSC Approved Scanning Vendor portal and transforming it into a governance, risk, and compliance vulnerability management tool.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Cybersecurity Challenge
  • International Security Standards
  • Information Security Frameworks
  • IT Security Technical Controls
  • Corporate Information Security Processes and Services
  • People
  • Security Metrics
  • Case Studies
  • Security Testing and Attack Simulation Tools


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