Stories by Derek Slater

Confidence game

Feeling insecure about your organization's information security? In this case, perception may be everything.

NY Racing Association names security leaders

FRAMINGHAM (03/26/2004) - The New York Racing Association has filled several security posts. Kenneth Cook, a retired state police trooper, is the new director of security. Additionally Cook has named Richard Eggleston as chief of investigations and Bruce McAleavey as chief of patrol.

O'Bryan takes privacy post at Metavante

FRAMINGHAM (03/26/2004) - Sharon O'Bryan has been named Chief Privacy Officer at Metavante Corp., a technology provider for the financial services industry. O'Bryan most recently ran a consulting practice after previously serving as CISO at banking company ABN Amro NA.

Asset Protection Group appoints director

FRAMINGHAM (02/27/2004) - Joe Crowley has been promoted to Director of the National Association of Credit Managers (NACM) Asset Protection Group. Formerly in corporate security at Genzyme, Crowley joined NACM as an investigator in early 2003. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and also served as a police officer.

Fighting trim

FRAMINGHAM (10/08/2003) - Bill Boni is vice president and CISO of Motorola Inc. Ira Winkler is chief security strategist for Hewlett-Packard Co. In separate interviews, CSO Executive Editor Derek Slater discussed with them their respective visions of what's needed to get the security practice in shape. Both advocated paying attention to the little things.

Cryptographic epoxy token

When you're this smart, who needs computers? Researchers at MIT's intriguingly named Centre for Bits and Atoms have created a powerful method of encrypting data -- without the help of a single laptop.

Get in touch with your inner CFO

For the CIO, chief financial officers have historically been adversaries at worst, obstacles at best. Again, we leap to the rescue with advice on how to work well with CFOs. But this time the wisdom comes not from one side or the other, but from people who have simultaneously occupied both roles and seen the conflicts and solutions through one pair of eyes. David Goltz and Vincent Laino both fill a dual CIO/CFO role at their respective companies — Bethesda, Maryland-based Destiny Health insurance company (where Goltz was interim CIO through June 2002) and West Chester, Pennsylvania-based environmental consulting service Roy F Weston. Here they offer CIO readers their unique perspective.