Gartner's Tom Scholtz doesn't see a shortage of technically skilled IT security practitioners. But he perceives a dearth of infosec pros who truly understand how security links to an enterprise's business goals.
Owners of critical infrastructure might be shamed into providing the necessary security to safeguard their information assets. That's one takeaway of a compromise Senate bill proposed by Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican Jon Kyl.
"When students come out of this program they will be what industry will like them to be and much more than that ," says Dr. Michael Hicks, director for the Cybersecurity Center at the University of Maryland.
LinkedIn contends it had on staff world-class security experts when nearly 6.5 million members' hashed passwords were pilfered, although the social media company has neither a chief information officer nor chief information security officer.
Howard Schmidt takes exception with aspects of our blog that addresses his position in the White House hierarchy and relationship with agencies' chief information security officers. Here's his response.