Top five books for IT professionals in 2014

At this time of the year, we usually look back at which of our titles did best during the year, and we also look ahead at what’s coming up next.

Information security, IT governance and IT service management are the dominating topics for our audience in 2014. Brought to the market by our publishing imprint, IT Governance Publishing, the following five books were the best sellers in 2014 across all of the regions we currently serve. We are happy to share this success with you, our blog followers.

If you are looking for a useful (and pleasant) read during the festive period, why not take advantage of the following?

177Nine Steps to Success – An ISO27001:2013 Implementation Overview

With increasing compliance pressure, the importance of information security management standard ISO27001 is growing. This book is ideal for anyone tackling ISO27001 for the first time. It outlines nine essential steps for effective information security management system (ISMS) implementation.

Who is it for? IT managers, ISMS managers, CISOs, CIOs and anyone else looking to implement ISO27001 for the first time.

4386Governance of Enterprise IT based on COBIT®5: A Management Guide

Published in 2014 and authored by COBIT authority Geoff Harmer, this book discusses all the key concepts of COBIT® 5, and explains how to direct the governance of enterprise IT (GEIT) using the COBIT 5 framework.

Who is it for? IT service managers, consultants and other practitioners in IT governance, risk management and compliance.

3941The Quantum Age of IT

The IT industry is changing beyond recognition and IT professionals need to adapt their skills in order to thrive. This book gives a broad perspective on the fundamental changes affecting the industry and practical guidance for IT professionals on how to keep ahead of the curve.

Who is it for? IT executives, IT managers, IT administrators.

4170Ten Steps to ITSM Success

Part of a series of Thought Leadership titles, published jointly by itSMF USA and IT Governance Publishing, this book provides guidance on implementing ITSM best practices in an organisation based on the authors’ real-world experiences. Advice is delivered through a ten-step approach, with each step building upon the successes of its predecessors.

Who is it for? ITSM practitioners and consultants, but will also be of interest to IT directors and C-suite executives looking to transform the role of IT into a value-creating business partner.

3270ITIL® Foundation Essentials

ITIL® is a best practice framework for IT service management, developed by the UK Government and globally adopted in both the public and private sectors. With thousands of ITIL Foundation certificates issued worldwide, ITIL remains a desirable qualification for many IT practitioners.

An official ITIL-licensed product, this pocket guide is a distillation of critical information that will help candidates pass the ITIL Foundation exam.

Who is it for? Self-study candidates, ITIL community training delegates, itSMF/BCS members and V2 Foundation Certificate holders who have yet to take an upgraded exam.

Coming up in 2015

Fundamentals Series

Infosec Buzz SeriesIT Governance has partnered with Information Security Buzz to bring new, innovative titles to the market, written for business professionals and business owners new to various subjects under the IT GRC umbrella.

The first three books in the series are expected to be published in early 2015, with more to follow throughout the year, and will be available to purchase from IT Governance’s webshop.

Build a Security Culture by Kai Roer addresses the human and cultural factors in organisational security and explores how to build a security culture.

Web Application Security is a Stack by Lori MacVittie offers an overview of the main threats from web application attacks, helping readers to improve their cyber defences.

Reviewing IT in Due Diligence by Bryan Altimas provides an introduction to information risk management (IRM) in due diligence, and outlines some of the key IT issues to consider as part of the due diligence process.

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