Ransomware Succeeds Due To People-Oriented Mistakes

Dateline: April 28, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Have you been the target of ransomware? Recently a post by Greg Slabodkin, the managing editor of Health Data Management, suggested that the epidemic of ransomware is not showing signs of slowing down in a post at Information Management titled, Ransomware epidemic will continue … [Read more...]

Cyber Resilience Planning

Dateline: April 21, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cybersecurity continues to be top of mind for many as story after story of breaches emerge.  In an earlier Friday Wrap, we shared a thought that it's just a matter of time before your organization has a breach, and that's the new normal.  Today we share another similar thought … [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...]

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...]

Cybersecurity In The Boardroom

Dateline: January 13, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cybersecurity has become a boardroom topic now that executives realize how devastating a breach can be.  Recently, Information Management published an article, Why Cybersecurity Leapt From the Basement to the Boardroom, reporting that spending on cybersecurity is up about 8% … [Read more...]

Efficiency and Effectiveness: Managing to Get More Done

Dateline: January 6, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. To start out the new year, we've taken our one thought for this week from a recent Fast Company post about being more efficient and effective in 2017.  The article, This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like a Charm, describes a simple process for getting the right work … [Read more...]

Little Changes Add Up To Big Change

Dateline: December 30, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Many of us think of ourselves as a change agent--someone who sees things that need to be done, and does them.  But when the change is bigger than what one person can do, perhaps we are not so quick to take on the project.  Why is that? Recently author Ron Donovan published … [Read more...]