Conventional wisdom dictates that the high demand for IT security practitioner would cause salaries to rise, perhaps significantly. But a new study by SANS shows only a slight fattening of paychecks for many IT security professionals.
In many if not most enterprises, the chief information security officer reports to the chief information officer. After all, enterprises cannot function without IT, and security is a support function to safeguard data and systems. Or is it?
IT security leaders need to develop a strong, holistic security and risk management strategy as they implement advanced, strategic technical capabilities, IBM's David Jarvis says in analyzing new survey results.
In his four years as a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker, Bruce McConnell learned that to build trust with the public, the federal government must be more transparent in the way it approaches security and privacy.
Though others deemed Bruce McConnell as one of the government's most innovative security thought-leaders, he says his vision of how best to secure IT evolved during his just-ended 4-year tenure at DHS as a senior cybersecurity policymaker.
A judge finds WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy but convicts him on other charges. How will the mixed verdict sway NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's decision on whether to remain on the lam?
Angered over the Edward Snowden revelations, DEF CON says the feds should take a 'time-out' from this year's hackers' conference. But a top DHS cybersecurity policymaker says he's still invited to participate in a conclave panel discussion.
Intel has added privacy to the portfolio of its top information security executive, Malcolm Harkins, who says too many information security professionals are "color blind or tone deaf" to privacy, wrongly thinking strong data protection provides privacy safeguards.
A rapidly evolving threat landscape calls for the next generation of information security professionals to have strong technical and communications skills. Security leaders highlight their top requirements.