Raising the bar on security

J. Adam Fenster

The Center for Internet Security drew a crowd this month in Washington at a briefing on security benchmarks that was combined with the announcement of another kind of benchmark'a deal between the Energy Department and Oracle Corp. that requires software to meet the security standards.

Tim Hoecht of Oracle Corp. answers a question during a session that included, from left, Sallie McDonald of the Homeland Security Department; Clint Kreitner of the Center for Internet Security; Bob Lentz of DOD; and Karen Evans of Energy and, soon, the Office of Management and Budget.

CIS chairman Frank Reader, center, chats with Defense's Vivian Cocca and Bob Lentz.

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