Executives deal with risk all of the time, except that is, information technology risk. For many non-IT leaders in government and business, IT risk is outside their comfort zone. Oregon CISO Theresa Masse wants to change that.
"The environment that started by supporting whistleblowers ... is essentially morphing into 'Gee, we as an organization need to be completely transparent, whether we want to or not,'" says Cal Slemp, managing director of Protiviti.
Imagine drafting the top IT security minds into a defense force to protect the nation's critical IT infrastructure. Defense Minister Jaak Aaviksoo and other Estonian leaders mull the possibility of instituting such a draft.
Fraud attempts will escalate, not diminish, as new threats and channels blossom in 2011. Growth in mobile banking and the use of social networks are expected to pose new security challenges, experts say.
Not having an IT security certification doesn't disqualify you from getting that next job or promotion, but it could be a factor. Here are our picks of the five IT security certifications that will be most in demand in the new year.