There's A New Sheriff In Town

 
9780976917311: There's A New Sheriff In Town
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Todays information security leaders are faced with unprecedented challenges: complexities of the broadening scope of regulations, the accelerated pace of new technologies introduced to the market, and rising levels of risks to their organizations. These are only a few of the challenges that are placing increased pressure on leaders to consistently deliver 24x7 on their promise to protect their organization and its customers. Where the lawmen of the mid-1800's, with badges pinned to their vests, were symbols of protection, so today are the executives that contributed to this book. Contributing Authors and their Chapter Titles: Scott Blanchette, Chief Information Officer, Healthways, Inc.- Leadership Balance of Art and Science Larry Brock, Chief Information Security Officer, DuPont Protection of Intellectual Property Paul Connelly, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Hospital Corporation of America Integrating Security in the Business/Organization Jeffrey DiMuro, Vice President of Strategic Development, PGi, Messaging Services Data Protection and the Use of Digital Rights Management Within the Enterprise Kyle Duke, Information Security Officer, HealthSpring Next Generation Skills Needed J. Ashley Ewing, Information Security Officer, The University of Alabama The Changing Face of Security Always Prepare for the Future Lynda Fleury, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Unum Building Vendor Relationships Strategic Partnerships Sanjeev Goel, Vice President IT Delivery, Novelis, Inc. Making Risk Management a Value Adding Function in the Boardroom Jason Gunnoe, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Tennessee An Organization s Ability to Deal with Change Barry Miller, Chief Information Security Officer, The South Financial Group From Management to Executive Leadership Focusing on the Whole Business Mark Reardon, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Georgia, Georgia Technology Authority Information Security Governance Tim Searcy, Chief Information Security Officer, Protective Life Influencing a Culture of Change Aurobindo Robin Sundaram, Vice President Security, Investigations & Incident Response, LexisNexis Group The Future of Information Security Leaders Kathy Taylor, Information Security Program Governance, Siemens Industry, Inc. Becoming a Valued Partner to the Organization Maria Zabetakis, Director of IT/CIO of the Americas, Transitions Optical Formulating Strategies that Impact the Bottom Line

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As CEO of Executive Alliance, Mary Lou Heastings has responsibility for guiding the continued expansion of the company's portfolio of technology related executive summits, roundtables, and custom programs across the U.S. Ms. Heastings has significant experience in management, information technology, finance and operations. Previous to Executive Alliance, Ms. Heastings had over 20 years of software experience in e-business and global reservations systems for the travel industry with responsibility for developing strategies and deploying enabling technologies in the business information environment. She directed a staff of 150+ technical professionals at Worldspan with responsibilities for implementing corporate business applications in the United States and 28 countries around the globe. In addition, Ms. Heastings has previous experience in strategic planning, business development, and software development with companies such as Delta Air Lines and Holiday Inn. Ms. Heastings was co-recipient of the ATHENA Award for women business leaders having an impact on the workplace. She was recognized in Who's Who in Technology in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, in Georgia Trend Magazine as an executive leading change, and featured in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution for her leadership role in developing e-business strategies. An avid boater, Ms. Heastings received her Merchant Marine Captains license in 2004.

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A must read for any CISO or IT security professional. This book contains what we all crave; real world examples and experience in a clear, concise format. Every chapter gives you something to think about and ponder; an amazing collection of experience, knowledge and guidance. --Gregg Davis, Senior Vice President and CIO Webcor Builders

It's like having a who's who of security at your beck and call. Many of these contributors have the knowledge to draft a book of their own, but combined with each contributing from their field of expertise makes this book a must have for any serious Security Executive. --Frank Artes, Vice President, Converged Security (North America) Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.

This compilation is a reminder to security professionals that security is no longer about implementing the latest technologies; the role has evolved to one of adding value to the company. Security leaders must help the business understand operational risks and the business value of risk management. These writers have given some valuable insight that is worth the read. --Cynthia Whitley, CISO Fortune 100 Insurance Company

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