Thursday, December 15, 2005

Security chiefs stuck in middle

Corporate security experts face a crisis as they are caught between regulators demanding better accountability for data security and the need to keep businesses up and running with the help of many business partners, an American Express security executive told Interop New York attendees.

As more data is housed at least temporarily outside corporate data centers, it becomes more difficult to comply with industry and government regulations, said Steven Suther, director of information security management for American Express. "Tell me where your data is and how it is being secured," regulators want to know, he says. "So we need to define at what point is information outside our domain and how is it being protected." But businesses have very little control over how partners with whom they must share data protect it, he says.

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