Executive Mistakes After a Data Breach

Dateline: January 12, 2018 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. We have a long way to go before we can be sure our data and systems are secure.  In the meantime, executives can take some comfort in knowing that many before them have had to made tough decisions to both protect and recover from sever cyber attacks.  Harvard Business Review … [Read more...]

The 10 IT Principles That Have Stood the Test of Time

Dateline: January 5, 2018 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. To start out the new year, we thought it would be interesting to think about how some things never change in the IT world.  A nice blog by CIO Magazine Columnist Bob Lewis reminds us that there are still some key principles that all IT strategic plans must follow.  In his … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Dateline: December 29, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Small businesses have the same needs for cybersecurity as large businesses, but more often neglect doing the very basic actions that are needed, according to a recent article published by Tech News World.  Journalist David Jones published an article titled Small Companies … [Read more...]

Table Stakes for Cybersecurity: Patch and Patch Again

Dateline: December 22, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Keeping with our focus on cybersecurity, this week we look at the very basic issue of keeping our systems secure.  We trust our tech leaders to do what is needed, but more often than not, it’s the basic blocking and tackling that gets skipped and opens our organizations up to … [Read more...]

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...]