Assessing Information Security Strategies Tactics Logic and by Andrew Vladimirov, Konstantin Gavrilenko, Andriej

By Andrew Vladimirov, Konstantin Gavrilenko, Andriej Michajlowski

This e-book offers with the philosophy, method and strategies of soliciting, coping with and accomplishing details safety audits of all flavours. it's going to supply readers the founding rules round details safety tests and why they're very important, when delivering a fluid framework for constructing an astute 'information protection brain' in a position to swift model to evolving applied sciences, markets, laws, and legislation.

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This is not misfortune: every bank is getting regularly attacked by cybercriminals and other fraudsters, but the outcome is different. This is negligence. Examine another curious observation we have made: if the act is deliberate, tangible and intangible losses tend to be more interconnected and amplify each other to a larger extent. According to Clausewitz, ‘it is chiefly the moral force which is shaken by defeat, and if the number of trophies reaped by the enemy mounts up to an unusual height, then the lost combat becomes a rout’.

Military strategy actively contemplates and uses counter attacking even in the most bluntly defensive standoffs:  The ultimate aim of defensive war can never be an absolute negation, as we have observed before. Even for the weakest there must be some point in which the enemy 61 1: Information Security Auditing and Strategy may be made to feel, and which may be threatened (Clausewitz).  A rapid, powerful transition to the attack – the glinting sword of vengeance – is the most brilliant moment of the defence.

When you know yourself, this means guarding your energy and waiting. This is why knowing defence but not offence means half victory and half defeat (Zhang Yu). „Half victory and half defeat‟ is not what we aspire to. Recall that the „fog of war‟ reflects „the uncertainty regarding your own capability, the potential adversary capability and adversary intent‟. Thus, it has to be removed not only from your own, but also from the opponent‟s capabilities and designs. To do so, the auditors must thoroughly research the means of different attacker species, using all sources of information at their disposal, as well as their own experience and imagination.

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