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A much-needed service for society today. I hope this book reaches information managers in the organization now vulnerable to hacks that are stealing corporate information and even holding it hostage for ransom.
- Ronald W. Hull, author, poet, and former professor and university administrator
A comprehensive entity security program deploys information asset protection through stratified technological and non-technological controls. Controls are necessary for counteracting threats, opportunities, and vulnerabilities risks in a manner that reduces potential adverse effects to defined, acceptable levels. This book presents a methodological approach in the context of normative decision theory constructs and concepts with appropriate reference to standards and the respective guidelines. Normative decision theory attempts to establish a rational framework for choosing between alternative courses of action when the outcomes resulting from the selection are uncertain. Through the methodological application, decision theory techniques can provide objectives determination, interaction assessments, performance estimates, and organizational analysis. A normative model prescribes what should exist according to an assumption or rule.
About the Author
Dr. Robert E. Davis, CISA, CICA unique qualifications encompass over 30 years of internal control practice and scholarship experience. He has provided data security consulting and information systems auditing services to highly regarded government agencies and corporations of various employee sizes. His past teaching experience includes positions with Temple University, Bryant & Stratton College and Cheyney University, as well as presenting various other training sessions and courses. Dr. Davis has authored articles addressing IT issues for ITAudit Magazine, ISACA Journal, TechTarget, and IT Governance, LTD, as well as a chapter discussing continuous auditing for Bloomsbury Information. Dr. Davis has written workbooks and other instructional material for Boson Software and Pleier Corporation.
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