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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…

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…

The Evolving Information Security Landscape

– In today’s environment of common nomenclature such as anti-virus, anti-spyware, phishing scams, and identity theft, it would be understandable that a newcomer to the information security profession would believe that the information security profession as it exists today has always been…

Survey Says… What ‘soft skills’ are Security Leaders dealing with?

– The systems security profession has emerged as a discipline to where today’s information security officer must deal with a myriad of issues beyond ensuring that the proper individuals have the access they need to systems. Today’s security officer must interface with executives outside…

Core Program Practices: Assess, Implement and Monitor

– This column will focus on some of the most fundamental components of an effective Security Program, namely the skills and competencies required by the security leader to implement a successful program. These traits, sometimes called the ‘soft skills’ of security management, are…