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  • Security 7 Award winners sound off on key information security issues

    The 2008 Security 7 Award winners have their say on information sharing, perimeter security, relationships, convergence, strategy and history. Also in this issue, Schneier and Ranum debate risk management. 

  • Tips from the 2007 Security 7 Awards

    The winners of the 2007 Security 7 Awards are strategic thinkers, community advocates and problem solvers. Read what they have to say about information security. Also, learn more about log management essentials and how to get the most out of Snort. 

  • CISO survival guide: 18 of the best security tips

    Put this on your summer reading list to ensure security's a breeze. This issue includes 18 sizzling tips for dealing with office politics, security extranets, protecting your brand and handling emerging technologies. 

  • How to tell if you need the help of security integrators and consultants

    In this month's issue of Information Security magazine, find out the pros and cons of working with a security services company, how third-party consultants can help managers, how much it should cost and how to choose the right firm. Get the inside sc... 

  • Security 7 Award winners: Simply the best

    In this month's issue of Information Security magazine, meet the Security 7 Award winners for this year -- security superstars who go above and beyond. Take a look inside for this year's winners. We review "S*PAM KiNgs: The Real Story Behind The High... 

  • Exclusive: Security salary and careers guide

    Compare your security salary, assess your skills and rate your savvy in our exclusive careers guide, designed to give you the upper hand and the tools you need to make tough career decisions. This issue includes features on whether security certifica... 

  • Security survivor all stars explain their worst data breaches

    Five executives clean up after some of the worst breaches in recent memory. They'll tell you how to outwit, outplay and outlast the bad guys. Plus, read features on risk methodologies and mobile security policies. 

  • Security 7 Award winners unmasked

    These Security 7 Award winners are the pros who are the first to identify DDoS attacks, secure trillions in banking funds, lock down Tier 1 carriers, manage the world's fifth largest network and defend hundreds of thousands of employees and partners.... 

  • What's the best IT security advice you've ever received?

    In this issue of Information Security magazine, get the best IT security advice from security luminaries such as Sara Santarelli, Dan Geer, Eugene Spafford, Scott Charney, Radia Perlman and others. Read reviews on Aventail's EX-1500, Aladdin Knowledg... 

  • 12 security lessons for CISOs they don't teach you in security school

    In month’s Information Security magazine, JPMorgan Chase's Anish Bhimani reveals 12 security lessons he didn't learn until after becoming a CISO. We also review "The Network Security Bible" to help you decide if it's a must-read. Learn about the late... 

  • certified information security manager (CISM)

    Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is a certification offered by ISACA, a nonprofit, independent association that advocates for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance. 

  • CISO (chief information security officer)

    The CISO (chief information security officer) is a senior-level executive responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives, ensuring that information assets and technologies are adequately protected. 

  • network intrusion protection system (NIPS)

    A network intrusion protection system (NIPS) is an umbrella term for a combination of hardware and software systems that protect computer networks from unauthorized access and malicious activity. 

  • security clearance

    A security clearance is an authorization that allows access to information that would otherwise be forbidden. 

  • CSO (Chief Security Officer)

    Assuming a consistent pattern of titles in companies that have a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the person responsible for the security of a company's communications and other bu... 

  • Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)

    A Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) is an IT (Information Technology) professional who has received formal training from Cisco Systems in network-related security hardware, software and management... (Continued) 

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