CIOs Want To Know: Is Tape Making A Comeback?

Is it time for magnetic tape to come back as a storage option?

Securing the company’s data is one of the primary jobs of the person with the CIO job. As the importance of information technology grows and more and more of our data moves into the cloud, keeping that data out of the hands of hackers is becoming a bigger and bigger issue. As CIOs go looking … Read more CIOs Want To Know: Is Tape Making A Comeback?

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 up the antivirus software will … Read more CIOs Need To Know Why Antivirus Software Can Create False Security

Why CIOs Should Care About Two Factor Authentication

Everybody needs two factor authentication, but just exactly what is it?

As everyone in the CIO position knows, keeping the company’s systems and applications secure is a top priority and has a lot to do with the importance of information technology. However, just exactly how to go about doing this has always been a bit of a mystery. One of the most powerful techniques that is … Read more Why CIOs Should Care About Two Factor Authentication

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 will allow the good guys … Read more CIOs Want To Know: What Comes After Passwords?

CIOs Struggle To Deal With The Challenge Of Doxing

As CIO, we are aware of the importance of information technology and all of the threats that our firms are facing on an almost daily basis. We spend a lot of our time (and our budgets) trying very hard to protect our networks and our applications. However, it turns out that perhaps one of the … Read more CIOs Struggle To Deal With The Challenge Of Doxing

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 more How 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 more A 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 more Implementing 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 more It 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 more The Single Greatest Threat To A CIO’s Network Security: Their Children