How Should CIOs Handle More Cybersecurity Regulations?

I think that we can all agree that we are living in an increasingly dangerous world. As our companies understand the importance of information technology and acquire more and more valuable information, the bad guys keep trying to find ways to break in and steal customer credit card and personal information. As the person with … Read moreHow Should CIOs Handle More Cybersecurity Regulations?

A CIO’s Code Of Ethics For Managing Company Data

As the person with the CIO job, it turns out that you have a daily job in which you are the person who is responsible for keeping control over your company’s data. Not only do you have to make good decisions about who can get access to the company’s data, but you also have to … Read moreA CIO’s Code Of Ethics For Managing Company Data

Implementing Your Company’s Cybersecurity, Military Style

Implementing a cyber-defense system for your company sure sounds like a good thing for the person with the CIO job to do. Just exactly what does that mean? I guess you purchase and install tools that will allow you to detect if the bad guys are able to get in, you create policies for what … Read moreImplementing Your Company’s Cybersecurity, Military Style

It Turns Out That Users Are Your Biggest Security Problem

As the person with the CIO job, it’s your job to understand the importance of information technology and keep the company’s networks secure. We invest a great deal time, effort, and cash into buying and configuring devices to accomplish this. We also pay for a great deal of training of our staff on what they … Read moreIt Turns Out That Users Are Your Biggest Security Problem

The Single Greatest Threat To A CIO’s Network Security: Their Children

As CIOs we understand the importance of information technology and so we go to great lengths to secure our corporate networks. Since most of us end up doing a great deal of our work from home, we also do our best to secure our home networks also. However, it turns out that there are forces … Read moreThe Single Greatest Threat To A CIO’s Network Security: Their Children

What A CIO Needs To Know About Encryption

Due to the importance of information technology, the person with the CIO job has been handed the responsibility of keeping the company’s information assets safe. This involves a number of different things including preventing the wrong people from gaining access to the company’s networks, etc. However, there is always the possibility that company information may … Read moreWhat A CIO Needs To Know About Encryption

3 Ways To Get Your Company To Take Digital Security Seriously

As the person with the CIO job, you realize the importance of information technology and just how important it is to keep your company’s network secure from all of the bad people out there in the world who are always trying to get in. You make investments in firewalls, intrusion detection devices, and highly paid … Read more3 Ways To Get Your Company To Take Digital Security Seriously

5 Things That CIOs Need To Be Doing In Order To Protect Their Networks

By now I think that we all realize that we are living in dangerous and challenging times. The bad guys know about the importance of information technology and so they spend their time trying to break into our networks and we keep trying to find ways to keep them out. You’d think that a person … Read more5 Things That CIOs Need To Be Doing In Order To Protect Their Networks

Do We Really Need To Encrypt Our Customer Data?

Guess what: there’s been another hacker break in. This time it happened at the big U.S. healthcare provider Anthem. Nobody’s quite sure how big of a breech it was, but initial guesses are saying that tens of millions of customer records may have been copied by hackers. What makes this break-in even worse is that … Read moreDo We Really Need To Encrypt Our Customer Data?

When It Comes To Cyber Threats, CIOs Don’t Like To Share

By now we all know that our firms are under an almost constant set of attacks from a wide variety of outsiders because of the importance of information technology. Some of these attackers are simply children who are just fooling around with their computes and are trying to see how far they can get. However, … Read moreWhen It Comes To Cyber Threats, CIOs Don’t Like To Share