IT Process Institute
(Co-Author – ISBN: 0975568620)
Visible Ops Security builds upon the methodology presented in the original Visible Ops Handbook. It guides information security professionals in strengthening relationships with IT operations and development groups to advance IT objectives and business goals. It addresses the people side of IT, empowering security to work with operations teams to achieve closely aligned objectives and with development and release teams to integrate security requirements into preproduction work. The Visible Ops Security methodology helps IT organizations move beyond a focus on technology to address the core operational aspects of security. It complements publications that focus on securing the network, access, and data, including COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology), ISO 27001:2005 (International Standards Organization), and ITIL® (IT Infrastructure Library) manuals. It promotes effective teamwork, which helps security professionals ensure that security is built into key development and production processes. This effort positions the IT organization to meet business needs by delivering highly available, cost-effective, and secure services.