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Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook

  • ID: 3025261
  • Book
  • December 2015
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook provides a current and well-developed approach to evaluation and testing of security controls to prove they are functioning correctly in today's IT systems. This handbook shows you how to evaluate, examine, and test installed security controls in the world of threats and potential breach actions surrounding all industries and systems. If a system is subject to external or internal threats and vulnerabilities - which most are - then this book will provide a useful handbook for how to evaluate the effectiveness of the security controls that are in place.

Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook shows you what your security controls are doing and how they are standing up to various inside and outside threats. This handbook provides guidance and techniques for evaluating and testing various computer security controls in IT systems.

Author Leighton Johnson shows you how to take FISMA, NIST Guidance, and DOD actions and provide a detailed, hands-on guide to performing assessment events for information security professionals who work with US federal agencies. As of March 2014, all agencies are following the same guidelines under the NIST-based Risk Management Framework. This handbook uses the DOD Knowledge Service and the NIST Families assessment guides as the basis for needs assessment, requirements, and evaluation efforts for all of the security controls. Each of the controls can and should be evaluated in its own unique way, through testing, examination, and key personnel interviews. Each of these methods is discussed.

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  1. Introduction to Assessments
  2. Risk and Security
  3. Statutory & Regulatory GRC
  4. Federal RMF Requirements
  5. Risk Management Framework
    SP 800-37, rev.1
  6. Roles and Responsibilities
  7. Assessment Process
  8. Assessment Methods
  9. Assessment Techniques for each kind of control
  10. Evidence of Assessment
  11. Reporting
  12. Conclusion

Appendix A: Templates for RMF documents and artifacts commonly required or requested

Appendix B: Templates for RMF Policies and Procedures by Control Family

Appendix C: Assessment & Testing Tools

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Leighton Johnson CTO and Senior Security Engineer for Information Security and Forensics Management Team (ISFMT).

Leighton Johnson, the CTO of ISFMT (Information Security Forensics Management Team), a provider of cybersecurity & forensics consulting and certification training, has presented computer security, cyber security and forensics lectures, conference presentations, training events and seminars all across the United States, Asia and Europe. He has over 40 years' experience in Computer Security, Cyber Security, Software Development and Communications Equipment Operations & Maintenance; Primary focus areas include computer security, information operations & assurance, incident response & forensics investigations, software system development life cycle focused on testing of systems, systems engineering and integration activities, database administration and cyber defense activities.
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