Regulatory pressures continue to shape the demand for "more security" in IT operations. Sarbanes-Oxley is being implemented with a fair bit of grumbling, but it has caused many organizations to strengthen their security posture. CIOs who were previously stymied in their efforts to implement security programs can now wave the "Sarbanes-Oxley flag" to justify their IT investments.
As a security professional, I spend time researching the latest issues, threats and hacking techniques. For pleasure, however, I read mostly military history – which, in turn, impacts my view of information security.