Information security is increasingly vital for businesses of all sorts. The objective for business managers when they purchase or build security solutions for their business is to make choices that make business sense. But the subject is obscured by technical jargon, fear-mongering, and, too often, a desire by practitioners of security technology to impress rather than inform. In the Manager's Guide to Information Security, Eliot Solomon and the Security Forum of The Open Group provide a no-nonsense guide to the use of information security technology in a real business. It explains what is needed – and what isn't – and why. It emphasizes opportunities to use what you have minimizing the cost and maximizing the value of IT security purchases. And most important, it presents security technology as a way to address real business policy.