Security can not only Be Managed by Numbers – You Need More

March 21, 2012 (at 11:30 a.m.) in Defense & Management

From “the management’s perspective” IT security is usually reduced to key performance indicators. Those indicators tend to leave some room for interpretation, especially for top management people. This room for interpretation can lead to decisions which do not only not improve the security level, but might actually harm it. The presentation will give an overview how IT security should be “managed by numbers”, to provide transparency and to gain the trust of the top management.

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Carsten Amann

After his business information systems studies Carsten Amann started his career with a very large consulting company. He was assigned in managerial positions to software implementation projects for different clients. In 2007 he continued his career with a global supplier for technology and services. There he was initially responsible for the global IT security operations (virus protection, encryption, anti-spam etc.). After this assignment he took over the responsibility for the IT-Client topic (operating system, software distribution). Thereafter he took over the responsibility for services within a product area.