By CYRIL TUOHY, managing editor of Risk & Insurance®
"They absolutely need to become far more involved and active in this space than they have been traditionally," he says.
In the worst case scenarios entire business systems have been stolen from servers and transferred overseas to competing companies. "So there's a tremendous vulnerability to the corporation itself, not just to the individual client," he says.
Alarmist? Perhaps. Clinton is, after all, a lobbyist with a vested interest in having as many risk managers as possible think about data theft. But Clinton sees himself as more of a realist ... and he also knows a thing or two about being involved.
He sits on the board of the National Partnership for Cyber Security, the Internet Education Foundation, and on the advisory board of the U.S. Congressional Internet Caucus, the IT Sector Coordinating Council.
He's also a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Critical Infrastructure Protection Advisory Council and is chairman of the NCSP Committee on Incentives for Improved Corporate Security.
Before coming to the Internet Security Alliance, Clinton was vice-president at the U.S. Telecom Association where he was responsible for coordinating federal legislative and regulatory issues including broadband development, security, intellectual property and international issues.
He's also a former legislative director for the House of Representatives and has served as a consultant for the banking, media, entertainment and health care industries and the federal government.
January 1, 2009
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