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Top 5 Things CISOs Should Do During This Bad Economy?

– Whenever my personal budget is down and I am concerned about tightening my belt I seem to always turn to fixing things in my home. While my wife would prefer that our household budget always be up rather than down, she seems happy when I suddenly begin completing half-done projects around the…

Business Drivers For Information Security: Who Needs Them Anyway?

– Security needs to be done to protect the information assets from all the hackers, thieves, criminals and people waiting to steal laptops and data as well as those disgruntled employees that are trying to sabotage the networks, right? Everyone knows that, we need to invest much more money to solve…

E-Discovery: Stick ‘em Up

– This column is not strictly about information security, although IS has a role to play. Rather, it is covers a topic that should be of significant interest to the people normally concerned with IS – information technology, compliance, and especially the CFO and the CFO. First, a disclaimer. The…

IT and Infosec Insourcing: Could You Do It If You Wanted To?

– There was an article by Timothy Aeppel on the front page of the June 13, 2008 issue of The Wall Street Journal with the title “Stung by Soaring Transport Cost, Factories Bring Jobs Home Again” (subscription required). The article is about manufacturers bringing back some of their…

Security IS a Business Function

– If there is only one key attribute for the success of your information security program, it has to be that security is treated as a business function.  In Chapter 5 of the recently published  “CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success”,  the authors break down the components of a…