Building an effective security team boils down to two critical factors: the security leader who understands the mission and has the ability to find and manage the right people with the right skills to execute.
With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
When it comes to enterprise security, an organization gets its tone from the top - even when the tone is set accidentally.
How do you set the right tone? That's the topic of the new book from former CISO Jennifer Bayuk: "Enterprise Security for the Executive: Setting the Tone from the Top."
In an interview about...
You've heard of Stephen Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?"
Well, information security leaders also must cultivate healthy habits to proactively manage their careers. Following are the 8 essential habits identified by successful security leaders:
The New Year comes with fresh perspectives on priorities to be addressed by information security leaders.
To get a sense of what's top-of-mind, we went to three information security leaders:
Emil G. D'Angelo, International President of ISACA. He is also the senior Vice President overseeing the corporate data...
What's ahead for information security professionals in 2010?
Barbara Massa, VP of Global Talent Acquisition at McAfee, Inc. speaks to the results of the new Information Security Today Career Trends Survey, discussing:
How the results speak to the maturity of the information security profession;
Marcus Ranum has a unique take on the biggest information security threats to organizations and individuals.
A renowned expert in secure systems and design, Ranum, currently the CSO of Tenable Network Security, offers a new look at topics such as the risks of cloud computing and what he calls the myth of cyber...
Information Security as a profession is amidst an evolution.
From a traditional, technology-oriented role safeguarding critical information assets, the career is progressing toward integration with the strategic thinking of organizations. Led by President Obama, the U.S. has embraced cybersecurity as a national...
No question, the information security professional's role has evolved in recent years. How, then, has the need for ongoing professional education also changed? And what role must risk management play in today's security organization?
In an exclusive interview, Mark Lobel of PricewaterhouseCoopers and ISACA,...
Government and business must think creatively to help safeguard America's digital assets, says Melissa Hathaway, the former White House acting senior director for cybersecurity who led President Obama's 60-day cybersecurity policy review.
Hathaway, an interview with GovInfoSecurity.com, cited the innovative...
Tough times require "softer" leaders.
This is the perspective of careers coach Heidi Kraft, who says that today's senior leaders need to focus more on emotional intelligence and other "soft" qualities to be able to better recruit and retain quality employees.
In an exclusive interview, Kraft discusses: