As usual, the SC Magazine readership survey has proven to be a most revealing exercise. Now in its fourth year, the end-of-year survey gives an insight into the mood and daily lives of our readers.
IT security has long been the focus of corporate attention, while storage security has been — perhaps unnoticeably — absent from the limelight. So it perhaps comes as a surprise to find that the data held in storage environments is frequently left vulnerable, simply because security in this area is so often overlooked.
At the start of the year, most of the talk centered on how IT security would be affected by new federal legislation, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But as it turned out, it was a California state law that had the most dramatic impact.
Richard Clarke, founder and ceo of Good Harbor Consulting, for continuing to unabashedly criticize anyone who is failing to comprehend the security requirements that go along with using the internet as a business-enabling tool. Even after his service to three presidents, Clarke serves up his cybersecurity knowledge whether your like it or not. Besides frequenting the conference circuit, he recently published a fictional account of terrorism in the U.S., The Scorpion’s Gate, slated to become a motion picture in 2007.
SC Magazine’s U.S. and U.K. editorial teams spotlight some of the noteworthy people, major merger/acquisitions and leading compliance worries of yet another eventful year in IT security.
With the help of our U.S. Editorial Advisory Board, we’ve focused on those eminent IT security professionals who are not only out and about around the globe bringing attention to the various issues surrounding cyberspace, but also tirelessly working to thwart cybercriminals’ attacks on organizations and private citizens. These are the players who continue to influence others in the industry and help to evolve thinking around various IT security issues and threats.