Security Across Borders

ISACA VP on the Challenges of Global Information Security
When it comes to security, international leaders must think globally and act globally, says Christos Dimitriadis, head of information security at Greece-based INTRALOT S.A.The threat landscape is much the same across the globe, Dimitriadis says. But regulatory compliance and economic conditions are unique to individual nations, and organizations need to accommodate them.

In an exclusive interview on information security across international borders, Dimitriadis discusses:

  • Top threats of 2011;
  • The challenge of hiring a skilled workforce;
  • Tips for effective cross-border management.

Dimitriadis, CISA, CISM, is a vice president of ISACA. He also is the head of information security at INTRALOT S.A, a multinational supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems based in Greece, managing information security in more than 50 countries in all continents.

Dimitriadis has served ISACA as chairman of the External Relations Committee and member of the Relations Board, Academic Relations Committee, ISACA Journal Editorial Committee and Business Model for Information Security Workgroup.

He has been working in the area of information security for 10 years and has authored 65 publications in the field. He has been providing information security services to the ITU, European Commission Directorate Generals, European Ministries and international organizations, as well as business consulting services to entrepreneurial companies.

Dimitriadis received a diploma of electrical and computer engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and a Ph.D in information security from the University of Piraeus, Greece.

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