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RE: Is there any way to measure IT Security??
From: Alexandre Paradis <netmask () videotron ca>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 19:30:05 -0400

If you want to measure IT security (meaning doing a risk analysis/assessment/mitigation, gap analysis, etc) you could always check out Callio Secura 17799 (http://www.callio.com/bs7799/id,301) which incorporates the ISO 17799 and BS 7799-2 standards in a simple to use web interface.

Regards,

A.

<snip..>
.

Check out the ISO17799 standard or the BS7799
standard, they outline the processes which go into a well developed
security program.  Or look at the Generally Accepted Information
Security Principles (under development -
http://www.issa.org/gaisp/gaisp.html).

The NSA IAM/IEM is a methodology for managing controlled
penetration/vulnerability for a particular system/app.  The OWASP is for
web application testing.  These might give you an idea of security
posture of one server or application, but not overall for your company.
This kind of testing makes up a small amount of managing a secure
organization.

Take a look at the new ISO version, 2005.  This fall, there will be a
different ISO standard, 27001, which will allow a company to be
certified against the standard.
http://www.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/pressreleases/2005/Ref963.html

Hope that helps.
/bpm

-----Original Message-----
From: John Alexander [mailto:aj () adexec com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 4:21 AM
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Subject: Re: Is there any way to measure IT Security??

Basically IT Security covers a gamut of areas, i am just listing some ,
on the fly

* Antivirus Solutions
* Intrusion Prevention
* Intrusion Detection
* Patch Management
* Firewall
* VPN Gateway
* Vulnerability Assessment & Reporting
* Identity Access Management (single-sign-on, SOX/HIPAA/GLB
compliance....)
* Network Security
* Security Policy Compliance Management
* AntiSpam (mail protection software)
* Web Content Filtering

I'm not sure whether we have one-size-fits-all solution which can help
us in measuring your enterprise IT Security posture.

I can list some good tools i have come across personally like NMap,
ScanFi, Nessus, IdentityAccess Manager,GFI ....but the list is endless,
so give them a try in google :-)



----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Everekyan" <karo.onnik () bluetie com>
To: irony () trini org, toto () playon co id
Subject: Re: Is there any way to measure IT Security??
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 14:32:30 -0400

>
> Google Risk reporting and you will get whole list of research links.
> It would also be helpful to look at owasp www.owasp.org
> HTH
> Regards,
>
> Gary Everekyan
> CISSP, CISM, ISSAP, ISSPCS, MCSE, MCT
> garyeve () Microsoft com
> "High achievement always takes place in the framework of high
> expectation" -Jack Kinder
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Larry Marin (Irony Account)" [irony () trini org]
> Date: 08/02/2005 01:09 PM
>
> You should check out NSA IAM/IEM Methodology...it works well for me.
> http://www.iatrp.com/iam.cfm
>
>
> Toto A Atmojo wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > Currently I'm looking for a tool, or a technique to measure IT
security?
> >
> > The baseline for security is CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity and
> > Availability), that is every organization which want to called
> > secure must be guarantee that their system comply this matter.
> >
> > But the problem is, we need a tool/technique to measure how
> > secure are we. Therefore, wee need a tool/technique to measure
> > how close that our system status now to CIA.
> >
> > Please share your experience about this matter.
> >
> > If there any link about this issue, I really appreciate if you
> > share to us (You may contact me privately) .
> >
> > Best Regs,
> >
> > Toto
> >


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