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This article is part of the January 2009 issue of How to be successful with your security steering committee
A PICTURESQUE TABLE SETTING may gleam a mix of polished silver and crystal, but it's nowhere near perfect without the right guest list. People make a party, and this particular table is adorned with ornate place cards pointing your invitees to their spots: internal audit to the right, HR and finance across the table, IT to the left. No, this isn't your boss' board meeting; it's the regular gathering of the information security steering committee, and it's the CISO who is writing out the invitations and setting the table. Information security steering committees aren't a new concept, but they are popping up in more corporate settings and allowing security management to better facilitate the integration of security into business processes. If you're a CISO with internal, industry or federal compliance mandates, it's becoming increasingly difficult to do business without establishing such a body. But be forewarned: these aren't foolproof exercises. Before your security steering committee has muscle, before it formulates policies, debates liability and risk, and... Access >>>
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