Balancing Innovation and Cybersecurity

Dateline: January 19, 2018 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Balancing innovation and cybersecurity can be a challenge.  Product design prioritization means that that difficult decisions have to be made about what to include in the design, and often cybersecurity is not above the cut line.  Recently, TechTarget interviewed Alissa … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Cybersecurity: Don’t Leave the Keys Under the Mat

Dateline: September 22, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. With information security in the headlines over the past few weeks, it's also time to remind ourselves that all the technology in the world won't help our organizations be cyber resilient if the people in the organization inadvertaintly create vulnerabilities.  That was the … [Read more...]

Equifax’s Reminder: European GDPR On the Horizon

Dateline: September 15, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. The barrage of articles about Equifax reminds us that our data is not protected, even when we think it is.  As this breach becomes better understood, it raises all types of questions such as how do we protect ourselves? to who would do this? to what is the liability? to will … [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...]