Information is one of the most important assets for business. Without it only a few processes are able to perform as intended. The sharing of information with other organisations, which enables quick and automated processing, increases that importance.
For Information Technology (IT), information is the core of its existence. Anything that threatens information or the processing thereof, will directly endanger the results of the organisation. Whether it concerns the accuracy or timeliness of the information, the availability of processing functions or confidentiality, threats that form risks have to be encountered by security. The aspects mentioned are structural for IT. That means that there are structural risks. Structural risks require structural security.
ITIL provides a foundation for the management of the IT Infrastructure. This book builds on that basis and explains how to organise and maintain the management of security of the IT Infrastructure, from the IT manager's point of view.
Requirements for reprints to meet demand has provided the opportunity for the Security Management guide to be given a new cover, to match those of Service Support, Service Delivery, etc. The contents of the guide have not changed, it is the same book originally published in 1999. There are no plans at the moment to update the contents, but Watch this Space.