The CIO as a security strategist

Friday, 12 December 2003, 11:54 AM EST

While some pundits say that security should be the responsibility of a separate individual, a chief security officer (CSO), corporate India still relies on its CIOs to protect information from the barbarians at the gate, says Rahul Neel Mani.

Information and network security is one of the paramount concerns of the information systems department of any corporate. In times when there are constant threats of theft, attack and hacking of information and networks, anything that protects information up to 70 percent of the time is considered remarkable. The ‘SecureSynergy Security Strategist Awards 2003’ (a part of Technology Senate 2003) was an important landmark in recognition of the relentless efforts made by information security professionals to secure their networks and information residing on those networks. Here we look at some insights from the winners on security strategies.

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