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This article is part of the January 2009 issue of How to be successful with your security steering committee
Today's economic climate may mean belt tightening for many security officers, but Anthony Meholic already learned how to do more with less when he joined Republic First Bank after working at global powerhouse JPMorgan Chase. The senior vice president and information security officer at the bank, which serves the greater Philadelphia area, knows what it takes to protect corporate assets in a tough economy. How do you think the economic downturn will affect security budgets? It's always been a real chore to justify an information security budget because you can't put a monetary figure on the return on the investment. Information security is there to make sure nothing [bad] happens, so if you're doing your job, nothing [bad] is happening. Given that you're already starting behind the eight ball, the economic upheaval in the banking industry is just going to put more of a burden on security professionals to get more funding. They'll have to learn how to live with less. Take good stock of your resources, the skill sets of your team, your networking infrastructure... Access >>>
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