Stories by CSO staff

Spoke Software appoints new CPO

Christopher Kelly has been named Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel at Spoke Software Inc., which makes business relationship management applications. Kelly most recently worked with clients on intellectual property, privacy and Internet security issues at law firm Baker & McKenzie; prior to that he was CPO at broadband Internet provider Excite@Home. Kelly holds a JD degree from Harvard.

Hedley named to top security post at Nestle

John Hedley has been named Head of Group Security for Nestle SA, based at the company's world headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. Hedley was previously security manager at Tri-Mex International, a London-based company specializing in satellite tracking of high-value cargo.

Get it together

John Pontrelli, VP and CSO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp., answers readers' questions about security governance and the realities of infosec and physical security convergence

Security check

The predicted growth in Internet-enabled devices raises many security concerns. Which worries you most?

Knowledge is power

Dan Lohrmann, CISO of Michigan, answers readers' questions about cybersecurity.

Outsource with caution

FRAMINGHAM (03/15/2004) - Theresa Grant, director of information security for The Dow Chemical Co., answers readers' outsourcing questions.

Hurr joins Treasury Department as CISO

FRAMINGHAM (02/13/2004) - The U.S. Department of the Treasury has named Tim Hurr to the newly created position of Chief Information Security Officer. Hurr previously worked for AT&T Business Services and Labs. He holds degrees in finance and information systems as well as CISSP certification.

DHS directorate adds intelligence official

FRAMINGHAM (02/13/2004) - Lt. General Patrick Hughes has been named assistant secretary for information analysis in the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate (IAIP) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Hughes is a former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and has worked as a consultant in the private sector since 1999.

Sun Microsystems creates CPO position

FRAMINGHAM (02/13/2004) - Michelle Finneran Dennedy is the first Chief Privacy Officer for IT vendor Sun Microsystems Inc. Dennedy joined the company in 2000 and has worked on issues pertaining to privacy, intellectual property, and e-commerce. As CPO, she will lead the development of policies and practices to ensure the protection of customer and employee data.