"It shouldn't matter from where the enterprise security services are deployed. We need to just make sure as a team we are consistently closing the vulnerabilities and risk gaps." - Greg Thompson, Scotia Bank.
Executives deal with risk all of the time, except that is, information technology risk. For many non-IT leaders in government and business, IT risk is outside their comfort zone. Oregon CISO Theresa Masse wants to change that.
Imagine drafting the top IT security minds into a defense force to protect the nation's critical IT infrastructure. Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo and other Estonian leaders mull the possibility of instituting such a draft.
Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
Looking ahead to the new year, Kristin Lovejoy of IBM says information security organizations face a host of global compliance issues - and the complexity of this challenge may be the biggest task of 2011.
"Companies are increasingly looking for individuals who have a business mindset and can make the connections among security, IT risk and business," says John Reed, executive director of Robert Half Technology.
Innovations emerging from the partnership will extend beyond financial services to other critical infrastructures, federal Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt (pictured) and CTO Aneesh Chopra write in a blog.