Cloud Computing and Other New Priorities
In an exclusive interview, Richard Jankowski, information security officer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, says his five-member staff now juggles many projects, including "making sure the risks don't outweigh the benefits when putting data in the cloud."
Jankowski also describes why the cancer center is:
- Investing in a data loss prevention system to "aggressively block sensitive information from leaving the organization."
- Making extensive use of encryption and working with clinical software vendors to urge them to expand their use of encryption at the network and storage levels;
- Adding identity management technology; and
- Conducting annual risk assessments to help prioritize its security investments.
Jankowski, who has been on the staff of Memorial Sloan-Kettering for eight years, has served as CISO for about two and a half years. Previously, he was a member of the technical staff at Lucent Technologies, where he worked on the design of secure systems and networks.