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Be an Enabler The hackers are constantly innovating. Why aren't you? If you want to be successful in your position you may need to adjust your way of thinking when it comes to security. You need to be an enabler not a gatekeeper. Security has traditionally been a game of block and tackle defending against outside attacks. Today, however, security needs to protect but also enable a business to thrive and grow. To do this, you need to bolster some skills. You're going to need to be able to communicate (and not rely on acronyms and technology) and you're going to need to be a risk-taker (and I'm not talking about the risk framework kind). You've got to embrace change and technology, and this may smack against everything you're used to or comfortable with. Remember, business innovation is not another threat but rather an exciting opportunity for you. Take technology. Web 2.0, social networking, BlackBerries, iPhones, USB drives--they should be your friends, not the bane of your existence. Why? Because these technologies have the potential to allow organizations ... Access >>>
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