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July 2005

Meet the New Champions

DISPATCHES CIGNA makes business managers responsible for security. As far as faces go, Pam Monahan's is hardly the typical expression of corporate security. And as far as titles go, hers is way off too. Or maybe it isn't. Monahan is a senior project manager in the health care division of CIGNA, a worldwide health care benefits provider. She has no formal security training, and her current endeavor is a reorganization of the company's customer claims and call centers. But she and 75 of her peers from CIGNA's different business units are doing as much to establish a secure culture as any of the security pros. Monahan is a new breed of security professional—someone CIGNA has dubbed an "information protection (IP) champion." She and those like her serve as conduits between the CISO's office and business managers, and symbolize the long-sought-after integration of security into a company's different lines of business. Champions are part of an infrastructure of people that includes more than 50 information protection coordinators, who...

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