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2014 Security 7 winners announced
This article is part of the Information Security issue of December 2014 Volume 16 / No. 10
What makes a Security 7 award winner? In our 10th year of honoring outstanding information security professionals, we looked for security practitioners of good standing in seven markets, and then decided that we needed to move beyond those confines to recognize true stewards of progress in 2014. This year's winners include a former NSA director turned scholar, a community builder, a hardware "hacker," a mobile software engineer, a health information-sharing visionary, and we posthumously recognize a dedicated steward of information security, who will be greatly missed. The seven honorees -- some nominated by their colleagues and peers -- are remarkable not only for their information security achievements, but also for their business innovation and risk management in the dynamic, take-no-prisoners world of cybersecurity, which goes far beyond IT. TERRY RICE TITLE: Chief information security officer, associate vice president, IT risk management COMPANY: Merck & Co. Inc. INDUSTRY: Pharmaceuticals Terry Rice Over the past year, ...
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Features in this issue
This year’s honorees have worked to move InfoSec forward with contributions in secure information sharing, cybersecurity science, community building and incident response.
The virtualization security tools available to enterprise teams have improved, but is anybody using them?
Editorial Director Robert Richardson looks at the year in review and offers his take on the security blunders and breakthroughs and some lessons learned.
Keeping up to speed on new adversaries may require a change in tactics.
Columns in this issue
Check out this year's esteemed group, whom we are pleased to add to a noteworthy mix of past honorees, as we mark the 10th year of the Security 7 awards.
Incident response planning will define a CISO's -- and the company's -- survival after a breach, says legal counsel and CSO Chris Pierson.