Looking ahead to the new year, Kristin Lovejoy of IBM says information security organizations face a host of global compliance issues - and the complexity of this challenge may be the biggest task of 2011.
"Companies are increasingly looking for individuals who have a business mindset and can make the connections among security, IT risk and business," says John Reed, executive director of Robert Half Technology.
No one knows risk better than the internal auditor, and so no individual has a better opportunity to add risk management value to organizations, says Richard Chambers, president of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
A two-year pay freeze isn't likely to hurt the government in hiring and retaining infosec pros. People often choose to work for the government for a higher cause, to play a vital role in protecting the national interest.