Ohio is relatively new to enterprise information security, and according to David Shaw, the state's chief information security officer, there is still much to do to ensure that all the agencies' critical infrastructure is protected.
Careers in IT security remain hot, says David Foote, noted researcher and analyst of IT workforce trends. But there's a disconnect between current job opportunities and the talent pool looking to fill them.
Yahoo's Justin Somaini believes his fellow CISOs in business and government do a good job keeping their bosses informed of proper information security practices, but could do better in educating the rank and file about them.
When economists dissected July's 0.1 point drop in overall unemployment, to 9.1 percent, they attributed the decline mostly to fewer people seeking work. But that's not the case for IT security professionals. There are few discouraged workers in the information technology occupation categories these days.
The cyber threat landscape is more widespread than ever before, and cybersecurity professionals are needed in all sectors, from government to private industry, says Dickie George of the National Security Agency.
Dickie George of the National Security Agency has one word to describe the state of information security education today: "Spotty." And this state must improve if we hope to fill all the growing demand for security pros.
The use of social media raises risk management issues, and education is the key to overcoming the common misperception that "you can say anything you want on social media and not have any consequences," says compliance specialist Roy Snell.
The same approach governments and businesses employ to protect individuals from the dangers of secondhand smoke could be applied to safeguard cyberspace, says Scott Charney, Microsoft's vice president of trustworthy computing, engineering excellence and environmental sustainability.
In the wake of the RSA, Epsilon and Sony PlayStation data breaches, we spoke to two global information security leaders and asked for their three biggest leadership lessons learned. Here is what they shared.