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October 2008

Information security professionals have their say

Seven to be Heard The 2008 Security 7 Award winners get their chance to talk to you. Security people want to be heard. They want to talk to the CIO, whisper in the CFO's ear, croon to the board, and it's safe to say, scream at users. Problem is: an appropriate forum isn't always available. We decided to make one available. Granted, we were a bit selective as to who was on our particular access control list. You had to be a security practitioner in good standing with an enterprise in any of seven markets. You had to have made important contributions to your organization and the security community. And you had to pass muster with us. This year's Security 7 Award winners have the floor in this issue. Seven personal essays follow, each one a unique take on the security profession, coming from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds. This year's winners include a former U.S. Navy encryption officer, a CPA, a triathlete and a motorcycle enthusiast. They're stacked with the same issues the rest of the industry faces: compliance, data...

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    Information Security magazine's Security 7 Award winners write personal essays on topics ranging from perimeter security, information sharing, physical and logical security convergence and progress made in the industry.