Access your Pro+ Content below.
How to be an Information Security Know-it-all
This article is part of the July/August 2008 issue of Information Security magazine
What Makes a know-it-all? Chief information security officers certainly cannot complain of professional tedium. There may not be a job in corporate America that requires a more diverse skill set than that of a CISO. Not only are most of you required to possess proficient technical chops, but you're being asked to become adept at business as well. You need to be a real know-it-all. So if you're a little lacking on the stuff that's nice to know, or require some brushing up on what you absolutely need to know, we're here to help. Our annual special summer issue will help you reach know-it-all status by breaking down your must-have skills, and those you need to keep in your back pocket as your position matures and the market makes new demands of you. In the five sections that follow, we serve up a keeper issue for you, one that covers the gamut from PCI compliance to server and desktop security to securing the data lifecycle and finally, how to best align security and business. Our experts run the table with practical advice, best ...