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ClarkeTouts Broad Approach To IT Security

The former federal counterterrorism czar offered 10 steps to help secure IT installations. Richard Clarke, best known as the former counterterrorism czar for presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, ended his government career as the White House adviser to the President on Cyberspace Security. He’s now bringing that expertise to the IT world. In an Internet presentation sponsored by RSA Security Inc., Clarke on Thursday sounded the alarm on some possible threats, but also unveiled a list of 10 steps, or checkpoints, to help secure IT installations. Clarke, now chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, advocates a broad approach to IT security, employing what he terms “a holistic view of risk.” Clarke noted that the broad area of IT security is growing has traditionally been slighted by top management in large corporations. He said management–including CEOs, board directors, CIOs, CFOs, HR heads, and internal auditors–should meet regularly to discuss security issues. “This whole group needs to get together once a month,” he suggested. Full Story

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