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When did the CISO become sexy?

JOB LISTING 2002:
HELP WANTED, Chief Information Security Officer

Duties include gathering data on information technology security systems and reporting annually to Congress. Must enjoy anonymity, working alone and sharing office space with cleaning supplies. Extra attention will be given to candidates with good password skills. Interested parties should e-mail resume to appropriate agency.

JOB LISTING 2009:
HELP WANTED, Chief Information Security Officer

Duties include defending the free world's communications systems, monitoring global cyber crime developments and protection of personal data being spread through internet portals, social networks and teenagers' cell phones. Must enjoy thwarting thousands of millions of gazillions of data breach attempts per day. Candidates have mastered a minimum of seven languages and be able to identify the top 10 hackers from code samples. Familiarity with Estonian legal system considered a plus. Interested parties meet by the pool at the Faena in Buenos Aires.

When did the CISO become sexy

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Posted by John Klossner on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:18 PM


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