Safeguarding Critical E-Documents: Implementing a Program for Securing Confidential Information Assets
Print Issue: November 2013
Safeguarding Critical E-Documents: Implementing a Program for Securing Confidential Information Assets. By Robert F. Smallwood. Wiley. Available from ASIS, item #2057; 263 pages; $75 (ASIS member); $87 (nonmember).
Author Robert Smallwood, executive director of the E-Records Institute at IMERGE Consulting, examines electronic information asset protection measures in Safeguarding Critical E-Documents. The book evaluates significant case studies, explains various risks and vulnerabilities, and covers a spectrum of useful topics, including e-mail communications, instant messaging, social media, mobile devices, and cloud computing.
The book also analyzes the challenges presented by both personnel and technology and offers solutions such as tools, policies, best practices, and other ways to mitigate these inherent challenges. The author combines narrative storytelling to engage readers along with textbook-style lists, chapter summaries, and appendices, which can serve as good reference material.
The content can be very useful to security professionals introducing themselves to these concepts, and it provides program development, methodology, and other guidance for more advanced practitioners. Safeguarding Critical E-Documents is highly recommended to those looking for information governance and security guidance and for those developing or enhancing their existing information security programs.
Reviewer: Lex Holloway, CPP, is director of security for Caris Life Sciences. He is a member of the ASIS Healthcare Security Council.