People receiving IT security graduate degrees are highly educated, but as the Center for Internet Security's William Pelgrin says, "We have a deficit of those individuals who can pick up the ball and run with it very quickly." He's doing something about that.
"Without combining relevant data sets impacting the network, security professionals will fail in characterizing threats and targeted intruder activity," says Ed Stoner, a senior Carnegie Mellon researcher.
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.
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.
For years, David Matthews, Deputy CISO of the City of Seattle, has been immersed in securing electronically stored information. Now he's written the book on the topic. What are the key themes addressed?
A new IBM study identifies three distinct types of information security leaders: Influencers, Protectors and Responders. Which type are you? IBM's Marc van Zadelhoff offers tips for more effective leadership.