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This article is part of the May 2005 issue of Keeping on top of risk management and data integrity essentials
Mass Mutual's Bruce Bonsall In the heavily regulated financial services world, security policy compliance is paramount. Bruce Bonsall, CISO of MassMutual Financial Group, explains how his organization ensures that every IT project properly addresses security and doesn't progress without his office's seal of approval. What do you do as CISO to get security baked into projects? We've instituted a governance process with IT projects similar to a building permit. During the concept and definition phase, the project team gets in touch with my security consultants to identify any security implications. It doesn't matter whether they're writing new code, buying technology or outsourcing a function to a third party; anything that involves the processing, transmission or storage of information goes through this process. We still need to broaden it to more areas in the company. It's growing from a security governance process to more of an IT process, then it will become a corporate governance issue. Where do CISOs invariably slip up with regard to policy compliance? I... Access >>>
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