Managing security and risk requires multifaced procedures, technologies, IT security staff and, of course, a nice budget. For medium-sized businesses, information security managers and CIOs must know how to deal with complex attacks that probe networks and systems and have risk mananagement plans in place.
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This special report is a collection of magazine and online articles, a webcast and a podcast that examine security management practices, risk management policies and staffing issues, as well as budgeting strategies to get buy-in from the business side.
- Under Fire
[James Connolly, Contributor, CIO Decisions]
Despite the same old budgets and resources, midsized companies have to contend with new and more complex security attacks. Here's how a few are rising to the challenge.
- IT rank and file nervous about inadequate security
IT's rank and file are just as concerned about being used as the company scapegoat in the event of a major security breach as CIOs -- maybe more so. Many believe that when under pressure, the stressed-out CIO will point the finger at them.
- Risk management: Think policy first, technology second
Auditor on your tail? Gartner analysts have six hot technologies that'll impress the inspector -- but with one caveat: Have good policies in place before you buy.