Is Blockchain for You?

Dateline: March 24, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin that allows information shared on a network to be coordinated, secure and current, is taking innovative thinkers in industries outside of financial services by storm.  Recently consultants from Oliver Wyman's energy practice published an … [Read more...]

The Importance of Promoting Cyber Resilience

Dateline: March 17, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cyber attacks are inevitable.  As our world becomes increasing connected, the bad guys will continue to find ways to infiltrate our networks and our systems.  Recently, leaders at the World Economic Forum discussed cybersecurity. A brief summary of the discussion, What … [Read more...]

IT Alone Cannot Protect Your Organization from Cyber Risks

Dateline: March 10, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cybersecurity is increasingly an organization-wide concern, and successful cybersecurity plans cover all aspects of the organization, and involve all levels of the staff.  The World Economic Forum recently published an article, How to Prepare for the cyberattack that is coming to … [Read more...]

New EU Data Protection Requirements Might Mean Big Changes

Dateline: March 3, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Have you given any thought to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to start in about 18 months?  It will give regulators the ability to fine companies for non-compliance.  Companies who do not prepare to govern their data appropriately do so at their … [Read more...]

Innovative Ideas From Snapchat

Dateline: February 24, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. A Fast Company article recently dived into some of the innovative thinking at Snapchat.  Of the many revenue-generating ways Snap has innovated, one caught our attention as worthy of bringing here.  Using their IT, they have found ways to provide value to marketers that also … [Read more...]

Cyberthreat Real-Time Visualization Map

Dateline: February 17, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cyber attacks are happening all the time.  Recently we ran across a very interesting visual map of the attacks happening in real time from Kaspersky Labs.  Viewing this map gives an indication of the flow of attacks in the moment, and when a major cyber attack is underway, … [Read more...]

ROI is Not the Major Driver for Cybersecurity Investments

Dateline: February 10, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. With the increased reliance on technology by enterprises of all types comes the increase concern of cyber security.  Ironically, the ROI of security investments are not the key driver of investment in cybersecurity--the risk of a breach is.   Kaspersky Labs published a report … [Read more...]

The Cyber Battleground is Inside, Not at the Perimeter

Dateline: February 3, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Executives still have the wrong focus on how to manage cybersecurity.  Recently Information Management published CEOs Reveal Cyber Naivete as Incidents Rise and Losses Mount where editor David Weldon wrote, While CEOs remain confident that their cyber strategies are well … [Read more...]

Creating a Safety Culture for Cybersecurity

Dateline: January 27, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. A recent Sloan Management Review article interviewing Professor Stuart Madnick, director of MIT’s Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (IC)³, pointed out how far away we are from protecting our organizations from cybersecurity … [Read more...]

Managing Cybersecurity is More Than Just Good Hardware and Software

Dateline: January 20, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Continuing with our focus on cybersecurity, today's thought comes from a recent Sloan Management Review article interviewing Professor Stuart Madnick, director of MIT’s Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (IC)³.  Professor Madnick … [Read more...]