Dividing Cybersecurity Between Your Platform and Your People

Dateline: December 15, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. It’s becoming increasingly clear that technology alone will not provide the level of cyber resilience needed by our organizations (and by each of us individually).  Instead, leaders in our organizations increasingly need solutions that combine technology with human behavior.  … [Read more...]

More Training Is Not The Answer for Cybersecurity

Dateline: December 8, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Making our companies more cyber secure is a critical goal these days.  Since we know that employees are often the weakest link to a cybersecurity plan (in fact IBM estimates that 60% of all attacks are from the inside), managers often believe that more training is the answer. … [Read more...]

Inner Work to Bring Out Our Best Leadership

Dateline: December 1, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Do you ever feel that the more you do the further behind you fall? Lately, work on my plate has piled up so fast that it feels almost impossible to successfully do all that needs to be done.  But a short article in Fast Company, that flashed across my email recently, reminded … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity Moonshot

Dateline: November 24, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Recently the CEO of Palo Alto Networks made a bold call to action for cybersecurity.  Channeling President John F. Kennedy's vision for reaching the Moon in the 1960's, CEO Mark McLaughlin called for for a cybersecurity moonshot in his keynote address to the US Federal Ignite … [Read more...]

CFO Perspective: Undervaluing Cybersecurity

Dateline: November 17, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. For the past couple of blogs, we have been focused on the CFO's role in cybersecurity.   In this week's Friday WRAP, we share an article from CFO.com which published an opinion piece about viewing cybersecurity as a valuation issue.  The article, Why Cybersecurity is … [Read more...]

The CFO’s Role in Cybersecurity- Part 2

Dateline: November 10, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. As mentioned last week,  I'll be moderating a session on cybersecurity at the MIT CFO Summit and this prompted me to dig deeper into the CFO's role in cybersecurity.  In an interview with Steffan Tomlinson, CFO of Palo Alto Networks, titled Why Cybersecurity Should Be the … [Read more...]

CFO’s Role in Cybersecurity- Part 1

Dateline: November 3, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In a few weeks, I'll be moderating a session on cybersecurity at the MIT CFO Summit.  This prompted me to dig deeper into the CFO angle of cybersecurity.  What does a CFO need to know and Is there a specific CFO role in cybersecurity (other than that of every employee--to be a … [Read more...]

Expensive Myths About Big Data

Dateline: October 20, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In a world of increasing dependence on data and the data-driven decisions that result, there are still many misconceptions that can send managers off in the wrong direction and cost an organization big bucks.  Mark Wilczek, a digital strategist blogger, recently wrote a blog … [Read more...]

Treating Colleagues with Kindness Generates Huge Returns

Dateline: October 13, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In a society where daily we are confronted with statements of criticism that increase our stress and uncertainty, a recent Harvard Business Review article caught my attention because of it's focus on civility.  These researchers found that treating colleagues with kindness and … [Read more...]

Machine Learning Meets Star Trek

Dateline: October 6, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. There is a lot of hype about the brave new world possible with machine learning, and it's getting harder to separate the hype from reality.  Machine learning is a lot of things, and it's been around (in various other forms) for a very long time.  Today we see a convergence of … [Read more...]