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How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?

CIOs know that training employees is the key to keeping their network secure

I think that we can all agree that keeping the company’s network secure is one of the person with the CIO position’s most important tasks because of the importance of information technology. However, no matter how many firewalls we put in place or how effectively we implement two-factor authentication we […]

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The Accidental Successful CIO Podcast Now Available!

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Good news! The Accidental Successful CIO blog is now being supported by a brand new podcast called (what else) “The Accidental Successful CIO”. This new podcast is available on the Anchor podcasting service (just purchased by Spotify!). If you don’t have time to read the latest The Accidental Successful CIO […]

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CIOs Need To Know Why Antivirus Software Can Create False Security

Antivirus software can help but it's not invincible

Almost every person with the CIO job currently has some form of antivirus software deployed within their company. The thinking behind this software is that if the bad guys attach some malicious software to a document, image, or spreadsheet that comes into the company, then before anyone can open it […]

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CIOs Want To Know: What Comes After Passwords?

There surely has to be something better than passwords out there…

As the person with the CIO job, because you understand the importance of information technology it’s part of your job to ensure that both your company’s customers and its employees are kept secure when they are using the company’s IT infrastructure. This means that you need to implement systems that […]

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How To Avoid Having Unengaged Employees On Your Team

What you really want is for the members of your IT department to be engaged

When you have new people join your department, they generally do so with a great deal of excitement – they understand the importance of information technology. There are a lot of things that they want to accomplish and they are looking forward to learning many new things. However, over time […]

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