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Security 7 Award: Seven security standouts
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of October 2011
This year has been a tough one for security, to say the least. From the RSA security breach and the subsequent attacks on defense contractors Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and L-3 Communications, to the ongoing attacks by Anonymous and the certificate authority breaches, it’s been one downer after another for the industry. But more negative news isn’t the focus here. Our focus is on the positive: An industry filled with a lot of dedicated, super-smart and creative people. Each fall, we choose outstanding information security professionals in seven vertical markets to receive our Security 7 Awards. After seven years, the honor roll of winners is filled with industry leaders and luminaries, including Gene Spafford, Dorothy Denning, Dave Dittrich, Mark Weatherford, Melissa Hathaway, and Chris Hoff. This year’s winners represent a diverse mix of talent, including an educator, a congressman, and a trio of security pros who created a new venue for industry collaboration. The winners have individual focuses, whether it’s securing ...
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Features in this issue
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The breaches of certificate authorities fuel renewed debate for Internet security alternatives.
Columns in this issue
This year’s Security 7 Award winners represent a bright spot in an industry beset by bad news.
An InfoSec Leaders survey examines the impact of different certs on the security profession.
Networked medical devices introduce new risks but does a new standard go far enough in addressing the problem?