October 2009 Archives

Rock Your Boss's World

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CSOs and CISOs should target executive-level management with specially tailored messages that prompt strongly motivated buy-in, even using a bit of fear if necessary, said a panel of state security officials and consultants.

nascioLogo.gifWhile programs that encourage Internet safety and awareness have begun to resonate with employees and the general public, the speakers' underlying message was that executive-level officials are almost blissfully unaware of the magnitude of the security risk they are accountable for managing. The panelists made their remarks at a session titled "Securing the Weakest Link: Cybersecurity Education and Awareness"  at the 2009 annual conference of National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) this week in Austin, Texas.

October 2009 Archives