The Challenge Posed By Your Company’s Employee Health Data

Along with health data comes privacy concerns

Let’s face it, if you were the person running your company you would have a lot of big issues that you needed to deal with in addition to worrying about the importance of information technology. One of these issues would be the simple fact that your health-care costs for employees are ballooning. Since we now … Read more The Challenge Posed By Your Company’s Employee Health Data

I See You – CIOs And The Problem Of Exposed Corporate Data

When we put information into the cloud, we don't want the world to see it

Wow – that cloud thing is a powerful tool for the person with the CIO job to use. Think about it, we have access to almost unlimited storage and the ability to spin up new servers anytime that we run into the need. Life sure has gotten better than it used to be. However, it … Read more I See You – CIOs And The Problem Of Exposed Corporate Data

How CIOs Need To Be Preparing For Cyberthreats

The bad guys are out there, as a CIO are you going to be ready for them?

CIOs have known for a long time that their firms are under assault from outside forces. Your company has developed a vast warehouse of valuable information that outsiders would love to be able to get their hands on. As the company’s CIO it is your job to prevent this from happening. However, in order to … Read more How CIOs Need To Be Preparing For Cyberthreats

How CIOs Can Hire People With Cybersecurity Skills

CIOs need to find a way to solve the shortage of skilled security workers

As your company’s CIO you have a responsibility to make sure that the IT department is staffed with the skilled workers that it will need in order to remain both competitive and secure. Among other things, this means that because of the importance of information technology you are going to have to hire the cybersecurity … Read more How CIOs Can Hire People With Cybersecurity Skills

Should CIOs Kill Off Passwords?

Is there a better way to secure applications and websites?

When your IT department creates a new website for users to access, how do they go about securing it? If you are like most IT departments, you require users to make use of a unique username and a password. That password may be a bit complex: it has to be so long, must contain upper … Read more Should CIOs Kill Off Passwords?

CIOs And The Problem Of Social Engineering

Social engineering is how the bad guys get employees to say too much

So let’s pretend for a moment that you’ve switched sides. You are now a hacker that is trying to break into your company’s network because you understand the importance of information technology, want to get money from your company, or do something else that you really should not be doing. How are you going to … Read more CIOs And The Problem Of Social Engineering

How Can A CIO Make His Or Her Company Cybersafe?

Employees know that there is danger bu they still make mistakes

One of the most important jobs that the person with the CIO job is asked to do is to secure the company’s networks because of the importance of information technology. The good news is that the tools that are available to do this are always getting better and better. The bad news is that the … Read more How Can A CIO Make His Or Her Company Cybersafe?

Should Bank CIOs Be Sharing Data To Improve Security?

How much sharing is too much sharing for bank CIOs?

When the bad guys go after a bank, because of the importance of information technology it is the responsibility of the Bank’s CIO to keep the bank’s networks and electronic assets safe. However, this is not something that they can do by themselves. Banks need to know what is happening at other banks so that … Read more Should Bank CIOs Be Sharing Data To Improve Security?

CIOs Want To Know: How Do Phishing Attacks Happen?

To stop a phishing attack, you need to know how they work

Let’s agree on one thing: the people who work at your firm are smart people. Right? There’s no way that they would fall for one of those phishing attacks that we read about in the paper all the time. Or is there? As the person with the CIO job, one of your biggest issues is … Read more CIOs Want To Know: How Do Phishing Attacks Happen?

When It Comes To Cybersecurity, What Should CIOs Be Worried About?

What should be keeping CIOs up at night?

Let’s face it: it is becoming harder and harder to keep the company’s IT assets and its network safe from people who want to do you harm. The threats are relentless and they just keep getting stronger and coming at us from all directions. Additionally, what could happen if the bad guys do get in … Read more When It Comes To Cybersecurity, What Should CIOs Be Worried About?