Information security has evolved from a tactical IT concern to a boardroom-level dilemma. This transition has challenged many executives who are now obligated to protect their organization’s critical assets. Security Battleground: an Executive Field Manual provides guidance to executives who find themselves shouldering oversight responsibility for information security. The Security Battleground team of authors designed this book to provide practical advice for security-obligated executives, that is, for business executives with or without formal backgrounds in security processes or technologies.

Security Battleground provides ways in which executives can evaluate information security with a mix of examples, exercises, and lessons learned. The case studies and exercises are based on the authors’ extensive hands-on experience with security-obligated executives, chief information security officers (CISOs), and members of security teams.