Security is often described as a 'reactive' profession.
Fair enough; incident response is always going to be a critical part of the job. But it's likewise critical to build a department, an industry, a profession that has its eye on the horizon.
So here's help. CSO interviewed more than 20 experts across a wide variety of subjects—some squarely in the security wheelhouse, others rather outside that box—and asked a specific variation on the question "What happens next?" You'll find some '2009 security predictions' here, but also a much broader look at how the worlds of business and government will shape up in the long view.
We kick off this series with three well-known voices (see below) and will add to this index page as we roll out additional prognostications and predictions throughout November and December. When we're done, we'll close the loop with a look at common themes from the series.
The better you understand the trends of today and next year, the better you'll be able to prepare.
What Happens Next interviews:
- Bruce Schneier: The multidisciplinary approach 1/5/2009
- Chris Wolf: No federal breach law soon 12/11/2008
- Mark Carey: Appetite for risk 12/4
- Nuala O'Connor Kelly: CSO and CPO convergence 12/1
- Chris Voss: Economic kidnapping 11/24
- Dilip Sarangan: Physical security mergers and acquisitions 11/19
- Gary Hinson: ISO27000 updates 11/18
- Gene Spafford: IT security education 11/17
- Rich Mogull: Infosec predictions 11/17
- Amit Yoran and Dwight Williams: Two views of DHS 11/17
- Patrick Lencioni: Leadership in tough times 11/13
- Mobile malware predictions 11/12
- Steve Hunt: Physical security industry transformation 11/12
- Chris Hoff: Virtualization and cloud computing 11/11
- Marcus Ranum: Network security 11/10
- Richard Hollinger: Shoplifting and retail theft 11/10
- Whit Diffie: PKI and encryption 11/10
- Jeff Spivey: Enterprise risk management 11/10