Increasing Cybersecurity Requires Organizations to Collaborate

Dateline: April 13, 2018 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. It's becoming increasingly clear that one 'feature' of our business environment is making it possible for the cyber-criminals to be successful:  Our public and private organizations are hesitant to collaborate and work together.  Our competitive business ecosystem, regulations, … [Read more...]

GDPR as a Forcing Function for Things That Should Have Happened Already

Dateline: April 6, 2018 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. This week we saw new announcements of data breaches affecting millions of individuals.  Delta, Sears, and Under Armor all reported hacks that impact information privacy, highlighting the fact that for just about every company, the question is not "if" but "when" they are hacked.  … [Read more...]

No Silver Bullet to Cyber Security: It’s a Shared Responsibility

Dateline: March 30, 2018 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Recently we have focused on cybersecurity governance in this blog and this week, we share a thought about the broader executive responsibility for keeping our companies cybersafe.  Cybersecurity doesn't have a 'silver bullet' answer: keeping our organization secure requires a … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity Governance a Priority for CISOs in 2018

Dateline: March 16, 2018 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. We have been focusing on cybersecurity management and leadership lately.  With increasing focus on breaches, attacks, and ransoms, it's clear that cybersecurity leaders are being stretched very thin.  Figuring out how to get ahead of these issues is paramount.  And it's more than … [Read more...]

The Count and Cybersecurity

Dateline: January 26, 2018 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. This week I'm teaching a short course at MIT on the managing and leading cybersecurity.  One key theme of this program is the importance of managing the people in the ecosystem since it's been observed over and over that the human risk is significant (and possibly much larger … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]