Karen Evans: A Common Sense Approach to IT Security

Risk Mitigated By Understanding Mission
Karen Evans: A Common Sense Approach to IT Security
Securing information is hard work, but combining accountability, best practices and a bit of common sense while meeting your agency's mission will go a long way to provide proper IT safeguards. This is the message from longtime government CIO and IT leader Karen Evans, who retired this year as the top federal government IT executive, and who writes an exclusive blog entry for GovInfoSecurity.com. Minimizing risk requires agencies to move beyond compliance, which still only represents a starting point in assuring secure data and systems, Evans says, adding that compliance alone, as we have learned through painful experiences, will not guarantee information security. Click here to read Evans' blog.

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Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Retired Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity

Chabrow, who retired at the end of 2017, hosted and produced the semi-weekly podcast ISMG Security Report and oversaw ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday. He's a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business.




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