CIOs Want To Know: How Secure Is Your Mobile Phone?

Where are the weaknesses of mobile phones and what can CIOs do about it?

As the person with the CIO job, you realize just how important mobile phones are to your company. These devices have become the way that everyone stays in touch and the way that we are able to find each other no matter what time of day or night it is. However, just as mobile phones … Read more

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

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

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 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

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

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