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...]

The Kill Chain for Information Security

Dateline: September 4, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Let's talk IT security. It's probably one of the least favorite topics for IT leaders, but of course one of the most crucial since protecting assets is critical for business success.  Recently I ran across a well-written white paper published by Dell's SecureWorks titled, "The … [Read more...]

The Problem with SDN

Dateline: November 28, 2014 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Software defined future.  As our environments increase in complexity and demand faster response time, manually managing allocation of resources in the IT infrastructure becomes impossible.  A software defined network, one that senses and reacts instantly, is the current … [Read more...]

Security and the Internet of Things

Dateline: October 31, 2014 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Tonight is Halloween, our 'holiday' to explore the scary and creepy.  In keeping with this theme, this week’s idea combines two very 'scary' topics for many IT leaders: security and the Internet of Things.  Recently, Kevin Beaver, an information security consultant and … [Read more...]

Learning from Target’s Big Hack

Dateline: April 18, 2014 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In late 2013, the biggest retail hack in US history took place at, unfortunately for them, Target.  Forty million credit card numbers and 70 million addresses, phone numbers and other pieces of personal information were stolen from their data base. BusinessWeek recently published … [Read more...]

Data Security and the Twentysomethings

Dateline: February 28, 2014 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. This week’s idea looks at data security across age groups.  In a recent blog at HBR.org, titled, Do Millennials Believe in Data Security?, Editor Sarah Green shared some recent statistics about data security.  The SoftChoice survey found that, 28.5% of twenty-somethings keep … [Read more...]