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...]

Current Facts about Bitcoin: It Is Having an Impact

Dateline: September 8, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Recently Josh Wardini, the Community Manager at WebMasterJury, shared an interesting Bitcoin Infographic.  Most of you know about Bitcoin by now, but it's one of the first cryptocurrencies, based on blockchain technology, and is celebrating 10 years of existence.  Josh's … [Read more...]

Realizing the Value from AI and Machine Learning Requires People

Dateline: September 1, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. AI and machine learning are all the rage, and the promise of once again transforming the way work is done and decisions are made looms large.  One aspect of this promise is the replacement of people with intelligent, decision-making AI and machine learning systems.  Recently, … [Read more...]

Data Driven Decision Making: Trusting the Outcome of Algorithms

Dateline: August 25, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. We are all technologists of one form or another.  We use, understand and often create technologies that we and others use.  But recently an insightful Sloan Management Review article, titled  When People Don't Trust Algorithms , caught my attention.  The article, University of … [Read more...]

The Business Mindset of Cyber-Criminals

Dateline: July 21, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cyber-criminals are organized, smart and well-funded.  If we think of cyber attacks as the 'service' of a 'well-organized business' then we can come up with strategies to 'compete' against it.  By compete, we mean become more cyber-resilient, not go into the cyber-crime business, … [Read more...]

Threat Hunting Needs Technology and People

Dateline: July 14, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Continuing on our theme of the organizational side of cybersecurity leadership, this week we look at threat hunting.  A blog titled Threat Hunting and the Pyramid of Pain (written by flOx2208, a "common human being wanting to share my knowledge and experience") suggests that … [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...]

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...]