February 10, 2005: Mapping Security Webcast online
Mapping Security author Tom Patterson and Linda McCarthy, publisher of Symantec Press discuss key global security issues. See the video at Symantec's web site
Press Release, February 1 2005:
Tom Patterson to provide keynote speech
(ISC)2 and Infosecurity: The Leadership Conference Series
May 9-10, 2005
Washington DC Convention Center
SYMANTEC PRESS PUBLISHES “MAPPING SECURITY”
Second Book From Symantec Press Offers International Perspective and Firsthand Accounts On Information Security Challenges and Best Practices For Global Enterprises
CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2004 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the global leader in information security, today announced the first book published by an external author for Symantec Press – “Mapping Security: The Corporate Security Sourcebook For Today’s Global Economy,” (Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-321-30452-7, $34.99). Written by global security expert and business advisor Tom Patterson with Scott Gleeson Blue, Mapping Security examines how technology has allowed businesses to grow internationally almost overnight, and the information security risks and challenges that accompany such rapid, multinational growth.
Divided into three sections, the book lays out an approach business executives can take to develop the necessary precautions to secure their cyber infrastructure on an international basis. Section I, "Charting a Course," dispenses six key security principles to global business executives in business terms to ensure their cyber infrastructure is armored on an international basis. Section II, "Mapping Security," provides localized details on best practices, regulations, security trends, and customs that are broken down by region, highlighting key countries and including comment from local experts from Europe to Africa. It offers American readers the “Mapping Security Index” that helps them decide which countries on each continent will prove to be strong multinational partners for information security in the current business environment. The final section, "Whose Law Do I Break?" is a summation that ties the material together and helps companies develop custom security strategies and balance a risk profile against the myriad laws and regulations that different countries attach to corporate data. The book closes with a fact filled 70 page appendix of security and privacy resources specific to over 50 countries around the world, making it a true source book for all professionals looking to do business abroad.
“I wrote this book based on the actual business experience of companies struggling to manage the risks of supply chains in Asia, customers in Europe, outsourcing in India, and extended workforces around the globe,” said Patterson. “To succeed in business today, every part of the company must understand what rules, regulations, best practices and customs are in each country where the company operates. Mapping Security demystifies this global mosaic and presents the facts as clear and compelling business read designed for business people that need to understand the risks and rewards of working around the globe.”
Patterson is an executive business advisor in the areas of security, commerce, and governance, and most recently led the security services group in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for Deloitte. He has been a successful international security and e-commerce partner at both KPMG and Deloitte, a strategy executive with IBM’s Internet Division, and a director of security at MCC, America’s leading R&D consortium. He has advised all three branches of the U.S. Government on Internet and security policy, and is a trusted advisor to company executives around the world. More information about Patterson is available on his web site, www.TPatterson.NET. Scott Gleeson Blue is a Philadelphia-based writer and strategic communications consultant who teaches at Neumann College.
“Mapping Security” is the first externally authored and the second book published by Symantec Press, the publishing arm developed by Symantec in collaboration with Addison-Wesley Professional that features books focused on critical and valuable information security topics. It is now available at most major book retailers around the world. Information on Mr. Patterson’s availability to speak at events is available at www.MappingSecurity.com, and bulk purchasing contacts and additional information on other books scheduled to be published by Symantec Press can be found at www.ses.symantec.com/symantecpress.
About Addison-Wesley Professional
Addison-Wesley Professional is the leading publisher of high-quality and timely information for programmers, developers, and system administrators. The company’s mission is to provide educational materials concerning new technologies and new approaches to current technologies written by leading authorities. Addison-Wesley Professional is a division of Pearson Education, the global leader in integrated education publishing. Pearson Education is part of Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Visit us at www.awprofessional.com.
Symantec is the global leader in information security providing a broad range of software, appliances and services designed to help individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Symantec's Norton brand of products is the worldwide leader in consumer security and problem-solving solutions. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 35 countries. More information is available at http://www.symantec.com.
Here's what two early reviewers had to say about Mapping Security:
“Tom Patterson captures a compelling and practical view of security in a multinational environment. Your CSO needs to read this book!”
- Dr. Vint Cerf SVP Technology Strategy, MCI
Tom’s decades at the forefront of helping corporations and governments with strategic security decisions, makes him the perfect voice of experience to filter out the hyperbole and focus on the real requirements of security as differ markedly around the world. As companies of all sizes go global in their search for profit and growth, they will need to understand how to use security as a tool for success in different markets, and Mapping Security shows them how. -- Dr. Craig Fields, Feb 2004
Craig Fields, Ph.D., is the former Director of the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Fields is also a past chairman of MCC and the Defense Science Board, and serves on the U.S.- Israel Science and Technology Commission.