[Python-modules-team] Question about Information Security Management covered at www.linuxsecrets.com

Gerard Blokdijk gerard.blokdijk at theartofservice.com
Wed Nov 15 22:53:53 UTC 2017

Hi there,

I was searching for Information Security Management information and I came across www.linuxsecrets.com, and had to reach out to you.

My name is Gerard Blokdijk, I've been in many enterprise data center management and CxO roles over the past 25 years, and spoken to thousands of people at public events and at companies in 23 countries.

And I'm an author.

I have just published my new book called 'Information Security Management: All-Inclusive Self-Assessment - More than 800 Success Criteria, Instant Visual Insights, Comprehensive Spreadsheet Dashboard, Auto-Prioritized for Quick Results'. Because I feel this is of interest to you, and to find mutual ground, I want to give you the book and Self-Assessment ($249 on our site), for free. 

Something straightforward as 'Information Security Management: All-Inclusive Self-Assessment - More than 800 Success Criteria, Instant Visual Insights, Comprehensive Spreadsheet Dashboard, Auto-Prioritized for Quick Results' is the Information Security Management guide I wish I had when I needed it; a tool to help develop a detailed vision of all areas impacted by a Information Security Management implementation, and a useful tool for scoring readiness and implementation quality.

It highlights what's important now and in the future for the reader and delivers a Information Security Management roadmap to instantly understand and move forward in the right direction, based on verifiable data. 

5 of the critical criteria from the book: 

1. Does the organization have an effective process in place to report the security status of the information system and its environment of operation to the authorizing officials and other designated senior leaders within the organization on an ongoing basis?

2. Are authorizing officials conducting ongoing security authorizations by employing effective continuous monitoring activities and communicating updated risk determination and acceptance decisions to information system owners and common control providers?

3. Did the organization take the necessary remediation actions to address the most important weaknesses and deficiencies in the information system and its environment of operation based on the findings and recommendations in the security assessment report?

4. Has the organization tailored and supplemented the baseline security controls to ensure that the controls, if implemented, adequately mitigate risks to organizational operations and assets, individuals, other organizations, and the nation?

5. Has the organization supplemented the common controls with system-specific or hybrid controls when the security control baselines of the common controls are less than those of the information system inheriting the controls?

The book will be available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all major retailers later this month, the full info can be found at https://store.theartofservice.com/information-security-management-all-inclusive-self-assessment-more-than-800-success-criteria-instant-visual-insights-comprehensive-spreadsheet-dashboard-auto-prioritized-for-quick-results/ right now.

You can download the PDF version of the book instantly here https://189d03-theartofservice-self-assessment-temporary-access-link.s3.amazonaws.com/Information_Security_Management.pdf

Of course, let me know if you'd like to receive the dashboard as well and I'll be sure to send you the complete Information Security Management Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to try. 

My end goal is to extend the reach of awareness of the Information Security Management self assessment, and I would be happy to see a continuously growing number of users and their organizations benefiting from it.

I welcome any ideas you have to achieve this.

If possible, I would appreciate it if you would consider linking to https://store.theartofservice.com/information-security-management-all-inclusive-self-assessment-more-than-800-success-criteria-instant-visual-insights-comprehensive-spreadsheet-dashboard-auto-prioritized-for-quick-results/ . 

To make it easy you can use the critical criteria above as input and the following text (or use any text you like): The Art of Service's Self-Assessment Information Security Management Excel Dashboard and accompanying eBook is for managers, advisors, consultants, specialists, professionals and anyone interested in Information Security Management assessment. https://store.theartofservice.com/information-security-management-all-inclusive-self-assessment-more-than-800-success-criteria-instant-visual-insights-comprehensive-spreadsheet-dashboard-auto-prioritized-for-quick-results/

If I can assist you with anything else, or return the favor, please let me know.

Gerard Blokdijk
Connect with me here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerardblokdijk
The Art of Service
gerard.blokdijk at theartofservice.com

P.S: The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just included our Cyber Security Self Assessment on their Framework Industry Resources list since our Self Assessment is deemed qualified, accurate and comprehensive as a Guidance that Incorporates the Framework:  https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework/industry-resources

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