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Seven winners. Seven verticals. Countless achievements.
Welcome to our first annual Security 7 awards, where we profile seven security practitioners who have helped shape information security technologies, policies and practices.
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We solicited nominations from the security industry and then had an industry panel select the winners.
They represent seven different vertical industries--education, financial services, telecommunications, government, energy, manufacturing and healthcare--but have the same strong commitment to information security.
From San Francisco to Wolfsburg, Germany, from the researcher who identified DDoS source code to the manager who protects the fifth largest network in the world--our Security 7 recipients are visionaries, pioneers and innovators. Each is a giant in his field with huge responsibilities and little glory. It's time to put these unsung heroes in the spotlight.
Daily, these practitioners safeguard large networks, dodge threats, manage risk, meet regulatory requirements and, as a result, protect billions of dollars in vital information.
Each of our award winners will receive his award Oct. 19 in New York City during Information Security Decisions. The following profiles offer a wealth of perspective and insight into how to be successful in an ever-changing and challenging job.
This was first published in September 2005