Network pros 'make security happen,' CISO says

Friday, 7 November 2003, 1:26 PM EST

Kenneth Tyminski is in an unenviable position. As chief information security officer for Prudential Insurance Company of America, he's the first one likely to receive blame when a network security snafu affects his company's bottom line.

But Tyminski told attendees at TechTarget's Networking Decisions conference that he rarely loses sleep over security, because, in reality, the burden for keeping the network safe isn't his alone.

The 30-year Prudential veteran said that a successful enterprise network security strategy must not only be based on a rigid, company-wide policy that keeps sensitive data in and viruses out, but must also allow the security burden to be shared equally among senior executives, junior network managers and everyone in between.

Most companies, Tyminski said, don't even know who is in charge of security, never mind have an established policy. By having a security officer in every major business unit, and then ensuring that those officers hold lower-level admins responsible when security problems occur, he said, his company encourages everyone to keep network defense in mind when performing day-to-day tasks.

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