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Anne Saita Published: 02 Jun 2003

When CSO Jim Wade resigned from the Federal Reserve last year, he left behind a road map for his successor to help keep security initiatives on track. "Even though we weren't truly planning for my departure, the fact that I decided to leave had less impact on the program." Wade's transition as the new senior VP and CSO for Cleveland-based Key Bank, he says politely, "was a little more bumpy." And more typical.   Most organizations now acknowledge the role of infosecurity in enterprise risk management. Still, the long-term success of the security program depends on the unwavering support and sponsorship of executives and IT management. When there's turnover in the upper ranks--particularly the CIO or its equivalent position--it can spell trouble. "It's pretty disruptive to the whole IT structure," says Kate Borten, president of the consultancy Marblehead Group. In addition to serving as CISO of health care provider CareGroup, Borten spent more than 20 years designing, implementing and integrating health care IT systems for several Boston-area hospitals. ... Access >>>

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