While the traditional IT groups are getting gutted by the cloud, which the board and execs see as a cost panacea, security is in a position to get a windfall. The number one concern about cloud remains security.
Simply because an IT employee leaves your organization doesn’t mean you’ve seen the last of him. As the famous Shionogi incident showed us, ex-employees – including contractors – can wreak significant havoc on their former employers’ networks using the same privileged logins they had while employed.
For our purposes, we want to look at the article’s number one identified 2013 information security challenge – state-sponsored espionage – as well as two other common, though growing, security concerns: password management and insider threats.
Based on my decades of experience in the information security industry I’ve outlined some of the personal and professional characteristics that I feel can make a CSO successful in managing organizational security.