McAfee Experts Launch Book to Help Security Obligated Executives

Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual Gives CxO’s Guidance and Practical Information about Securing Their Organizations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Feb. 29, 2012 – McAfee today announced the launch of Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual, a book based on the authors’ security experience with large global corporations. Michael Fey, Brian Kenyon, Kevin Reardon, Bradon Rogers, and Charles Ross have identified a group of individuals who increasingly find themselves responsible for ensuring that their enterprises are secure. The book was written for the Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other C-level executives because they are all responsible for material threats to their enterprises, and, today, information security qualifies as one of the top material threats. Security Battleground provides the security-obligated executive with guidance about the hard questions to ask when validating a security team’s strategic plan, its budget, and its operations.

“Any top company or institution can suffer irreparable harm at the hands of cyber-attackers. Today it’s estimated that over 1 trillion dollars in damages can be attributed to this battle – and this number is expected to skyrocket to over 5 trillion within the next 5 years alone,” said Michael Fey, senior vice president at McAfee. “This is a battle that has turned into a war and is being fought unlike any other and this was the question that started our journey to write this book.”

Part I – Field Manual for the Battleground – Surveying the Battleground explains the origin of the book as a field manual written for a security-obligated executive who has accepted responsibility for overseeing the security organization. The first section focuses on:

Part II – Preparing for Battle – This section gives advice on methodology for gathering information, analysis, regulations and developing a strategic security plan.

Part III – Winning the War – This section gives practical information about budgets, measurement, crises, cooperation with other businesses and looking towards the future.

Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual was designed to provide a primer to help executives better understand their roles and obligations with respect to information security. The principles outlined in this book will continue to evolve over time, much like the security battleground itself.

Book Availability
Security Battleground: An Executive Field Manual is available on All proceeds from the book will be going to a veteran's charity.

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