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.
Oregon state agencies are coming together to develop a centralized plan, ending a previously siloed approach, to simplify compliance with Internal Revenue Service rules to safeguard taxpayer data, says state CISO Theresa Masse.
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.
Eddie Schwartz didn't shy away from the offer to become RSA's first chief security officer after the security firm experienced a sophisticated advanced-persistent-threat breach. Instead, Schwartz embraced the hack as the reason to take the job. (See RSA to Get Its First Chief Security Officer.)
"It's not enough to know the architecture of the breach system," says Michael Aisenberg of MITRE Corp. "Leaders have to understand the different jurisdiction of where they do business, where their customers are and which breach law applies."
NRC CISO Patrick Howard is among three information security leaders who share their experiences, approaches and challenges from battling data breach incidents that had an impact on their organizations and their careers.
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.
"We took our understanding of the tools, tradecraft and techniques used by these malicious actors, and converted it into actionable information that ... would lower their risk to the type of attack we saw at RSA," DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano says.
Altra Federal Credit Union developed a calculated strategy before moving to the cloud -- advice all financial institutions should follow, says Brian Boettcher, VP of IT, who shares his lessons learned.