CSO 2010 to be selected

10 best candidates for Chief Security Officer (CSO) awards in 2010 will be selected, said the organizers.

The HCM City Department of Information and Communications, Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT), part of the Ministry of Posts and Telematics, and the International Data Group, the world's leading technology media, events and Research Company, have just launched the second award to honor outstanding individuals involved in drawing up policies to ensure information security.

The CSO title is also used at some companies to describe the leader of the "corporate security" function, which includes the physical security and safety of employees, facilities and assets. More commonly, this person holds a title such as Vice President or Director of Corporate Security. Historically, corporate security and information security have been handled by separate departments.

CSOs (Chief Security Officers) who keep a very essential role and are responsible for defining, planning, implementing and improving information security, network protection, working process in order to ensure business continuity, minimize business risks, maximize investment and business opportunities in their organization

This year candidates will be divided into 2 groups: state – owned company and social organization, enterprise group.

Selection standards are that leadership role, social influence, information security managing effectiveness as well as participation in related areas such as role in building network protection, working process and policies for information security ( for state-run companies and social organizations) and business continuity planning ( for businesses).

Candidates will be nominated by businesses, companies and organizations. Top 10 highest score applicants will be selected for the finals.

Along with the prize, the organizers will be held a seminar themed “From sudden breakdown to actively management” on December 9 and 10 in Ho Chi Minh City to raise role of CSO and display information security  data of public companies.

By B. Tan - Translated by Truong Son

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