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Robert Jacobson, CPP

Chapters Contributed:
   1   Brief History and Mission of Information System Security
   47   Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Robert V. Jacobson, CPP, CISSP is the president of International Security Technology, Inc., a New York City-based risk management consulting firm. Jacobson founded IST in 1978 to develop and apply superior risk management systems. Current and past government and industry clients are located in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Jacobson pioneered many of the basic computer security concepts now in general use. He served as the first Information System Security Officer at Chemical Bank, now known as J P Morgan Chase. He is a frequent lecturer and has written numerous technical articles. Mr. Jacobson holds BS and MS degrees from Yale University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is also a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) of the American Society for Industrial Security. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). In 1991, Mr. Jacobson received the Fitzgerald Memorial Award for Excellence In Security from the New York Chapter of the ISSA.
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