The Future of Information Security: Interview with John Rossi, National Defense University

To this point, information security professionals have been generalists. Going forward, they'll have to be specialists. At least this is the opinion of John Rossi, professor of systems management/information assurance.

In an exclusive interview on the future of the information security profession, Rossi discusses:

Why information security is headed toward specialization;
The new capacities security professionals must develop;
How academic institutions and industry groups must change how they educate security pros.

Rossi is a Professor of Systems Management/Information Assurance in the Information Operations and Assurance Department at the National Defense University (NDU) Information Resources Management College (IRMC). Prior to joining the NDU/IRMC faculty, he was a computer scientist for information security, research, and training with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters. He was Security Division Manager of the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Weapons Production Security Assessments Program and National Program Manager for Computer Security Certification and Accreditation (C&A) with the U.S. Department of Defense during Desert Storm.

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