Info Security "from the Ground Up"

With more threats and stricter laws, being reactive isn't enough. Now companies are building safety directly into their systems

As the CEO of information-security outfit Entrust (ENTU ) in Dallas, Bill Conner regularly preaches the virtues of protecting critical pieces of corporate infrastructure by using digital certificates and digital signatures. So about a year ago, he decided to do a security checkup on his own company. After all, it would be a little embarrassing for a leader of the cybersecurity business to have his pocket picked. And, Conner figured, he might learn some lessons that could help his customers.

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