Securing against operational interruptions and the theft of your data is much too important to leave to chance. By planning for the worst, you can ensure your organization is prepared for the unexpected. Enterprise Architecture and Information Assurance: Developing a Secure Foundation explains how to design complex, highly available, and secure enterprise architectures that integrate the most critical aspects of your organization's business processes. Filled with time-tested guidance, the book describes how to document and map the security policies and procedures needed to ensure cost-effective organizational and system security controls across your entire enterprise. It also demonstrates how to evaluate your network and business model to determine if they fit well together. The book’s comprehensive coverage includes: Infrastructure security model components Systems security categorization Business impact analysis Risk management and mitigation Security configuration management Contingency planning Physical security The certification and accreditation process Facilitating the understanding you need to reduce and even mitigate security liabilities, the book provides sample rules of engagement, lists of NIST and FIPS references, and a sample certification statement. Coverage includes network and application vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection, penetration testing, incident response planning, risk mitigation audits/reviews, and business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Reading this book will give you the reasoning behind why security is foremost. By following the procedures it outlines, you will gain an understanding of your infrastructure and what requires further attention.
About the Author
James A. Scholz is a veteran who served 20 years in the US Army. As a soldier he served as an explosive ordnance disposal technician for 17 years (10 years stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri) and part of his responsibilities were to ensure the security of Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Foreign Dignitaries as they traveled throughout the Nation and abroad. James was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, a Bronze Star, multiple Meritorious Service Medals, and the South West Asia Campaign Medal.
James served as the single responsible person for a 1.8 million dollar budget and as a Class "A" Agent for the US Army, overseas. James served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and a Crime Scene Technician with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department, Texas from 1993 through 1996. James is President and CEO of a small, service disabled veteran -owned small business that provides disaster recovery, business continuity, physical, and logical security services to federal agencies. James has 31 years experience working with the federal government at all levels and has supported many rural towns in Missouri during his career as an explosive ordnance disposal technician.