Offensive and Defensive Cybersecurity

Dateline: October 27, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. The complexity of being cyber-resiliant can be overwhelming.  Knowing what to do, and how much is enough is difficult to figure out for almost everyone.  Recently author Michael Lewis, the CIO at Copper State published an opinion piece at Information Management about a … [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...]

Boards Are Interested in Cybersecurity Too

Dateline: September 29, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. With all the media attention focused on recent cyber events, it's no wonder our Boards are getting involved.  Certainly a catastrophic event such as Equifax experienced recently shows Board leaders that a large vulnerability might exist in their company.  Making sure these … [Read more...]

Building Your Executive Brand on Your Resume

Dateline: August 18, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Most of our discussions on this blog have to do with activities and actions that lead to better outcomes for your organization.  But today we share an article that can help you personally.  Recently, CIO.com published an article titled IT Resume Makeover: Prove your Path to CIO … [Read more...]

Analytics Can Drive the Wrong Behaviors

Dateline: August 11, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Finding jewels in your data is a blast, but some of the jewels can lead to the wrong behaviors, according to a recent opinion article published at Information Management by journalist Lenny Liebmann titled Four Analytics Errors that can Defeat Data Project Efforts.  The article … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity is Not Just a Technical Problem

Dateline: June 23, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Getting our hands around cybersecurity is a top priority for many executives.  CIOs and CISOs understand cybersecurity is more than a technical problem to solve.  Other C-suite executives are quickly coming up to speed, understanding that being cyber-resiliant is the … [Read more...]

Strategic Cybersecurity Plans

Dateline: June 16, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Building a culture of cybersecurity is one tool available to senior leaders who want to make their organizations more secure.  In a recent article, cybersecurity expert Adam Meyer, Chief Security Strategist at SurfWatch Labs, makes a case for strategic cyber threat intelligence … [Read more...]

The Need for a Culture of Cybersecurity

Dateline: June 9, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack, there have been many expert opinions on what, why and how this happened.  A recent article by security expert Jennifer Blatnik, published at SecurityWeek.com, titled The Impact of WannaCry on the Ransomware Conversation, … [Read more...]

The Widening Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Dateline: May 26, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cybersecurity concerns always increase when there is a widely publicized event such as the WannaCry ransomware attack a week or so ago.  But according to a recent article, published by SecurityIntellignece.com,  the cybersecurity workforce needed to help us protect our … [Read more...]

Raising a CIO

Dateline: March 31, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Becoming a CIO continues to be a noble goal for many technology- and business-minded executives.  "Every company is an IT company today," as the saying goes, and being the leader of this area can be exciting and impactful.  But becoming an effective CIO means having strong … [Read more...]