In the book of thankless jobs, information-security professionals would be listed alongside such occupations as ´manager of making sure no salmonella contaminates the beef´ and ´executive in charge of avoiding hours-long flight delays.´ In other words, people only realize the singular importance of your task when you´ve failed.
Worse, because security threats mutate so rapidly, a security manager must be utterly paranoid about this thankless job. The good news? New tools are making life easier for security teams. Three security technologies have hit their stride in 2006: Security information management software, which gathers reams of information to paint a picture of an enterprise´s overall security health and exposure.Read Full Story