As a CIO, you know data is the lifeblood of your organization. But did you ever think of packaging up that data in a different way and creating a whole new product or service?
Stories by Lauren Gibbons Paul
Weatherford, a principal at The Chertoff Group, understands security from both governmental and commercial perspectives
Over the course of his eclectic career, Pettigrew, who's now CSO at HMS, has assembled three security departments from the ground up
Founder of the Canadian Security Partners' Forum, Lecky went after his dream of elevating the security industry while keeping his day job
Few would deny the chief security officer role has evolved quite a bit in recent years. At many large companies, the heads of both physical and information security now report in to the same person, an enterprise CSO. The pace of change for the function is accelerating along with the ever-changing nature of threats.
The eyes of the online world are on Joe Sullivan.
As the CSO of Facebook, Sullivan is without a doubt one of the most visible security chiefs in the business. He must mitigate myriad security and privacy risks not only for Facebook's employees and corporate systems, but also for the social network's 800 million members.
Global healthcare provider Best Doctors employs the most robust technologies and practices available to protect the privacy of its members' personal data—but that's just a part of doing business in this industry. Less obvious but equally important is the degree of vigilance with which the company protects its brand name, which is trademarked in dozens of countries worldwide.
For a security industry leader, Tim Williams is a pretty modest guy. As the former head of ASIS International and now as global security director for the $42.5 billion construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Williams has won his share of recognition, which he doesn't take lightly.
As any CSO knows, it's not enough to mind your own business. You have to look after your business partners as well, across all links that connect to your supply chain - whether that chain is physical or virtual. And that goes double in times of rapid change and high stress.
"The threat environment is constantly changing," says Ryan Brewer, CISO for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the US. "Sometimes it's hard to put your finger on what's most important."