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Information Security an Expanding Field

One of the few areas of technology still expanding is doing so because of the three-headed Hydra of legislation, disaster and paranoia. It’s information security – from disaster planning to hacker-proofing. Chris Vennitti, regional manager of Robert Half Technologies, said that as companies rely more on the Internet and computer networks, the need for security professionals increases. “Network security is a high-growth industry and remains critical within IT departments,” he said. “As firms depend on their internal systems to share information with their organization and increasingly rely on remote or wireless access, there is a growing emphasis on safeguarding corporate systems. They’re seeking networking security professionals with extensive experience in designing and monitoring secure networks that enable remote access to users.” David B. Morrow, managing principal of global security and privacy services at Electronic Data Systems, said Sept. 11 forced companies to consider off-site operations and business continuity. “9-11 was a catalyst, combined with a lot of other things like viruses and worms, that increased the visibility of security issues.” Full Story

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