Poisonous Snakes, Sharp Knives, And Angry Natives: How Much Risk Can You Handle?

Ok CIO wannabe, we’re right in the middle of a global financial crisis and your IT budget has gotten slashed so much it looks like Freddie Krueger has come back and had his way with it. What are you going to do about your spending on security programs: cut ’em, hold the line, or spend … Read morePoisonous Snakes, Sharp Knives, And Angry Natives: How Much Risk Can You Handle?

The Insider Threat: What CIOs Need To Know

When you think about someone trying to make off with your company’s private data, what comes to mind? Some wily Russian hacker who sneaks into your company’s network through the backdoor? Perhaps you need to update your thinking. A recent report from Cisco revealed that the real threat is coming from insiders. What’s a CIO … Read moreThe Insider Threat: What CIOs Need To Know

Halt – Who Goes There? CIOs Need Good Identity Management

As though keeping all of those servers up, applications running, and end users happy seems like enough to make being CIO a full-time job, now CIOs also have to take on the role of data cop? The answer to this question is “yes”, in all honesty, they really should already be doing it. Most company’s … Read moreHalt – Who Goes There? CIOs Need Good Identity Management

Application Whitelisting Only Works Sometimes – CIOs Need To Know The Facts

It’s a battle out there: hackers and organized crime groups vs. your company. Whereas you have to worry about keeping the company successful and lowering costs, all they have to worry about is finding ways to break into your network. Doesn’t seem very fair, does it? There is some good news for CIOs: application whitelisting … Read moreApplication Whitelisting Only Works Sometimes – CIOs Need To Know The Facts

Data Protection Secrets: CIOs Know That It Starts At The Endpoint

Just imagine this scenario: you’ve just been made CIO of your firm when all of a sudden one of your competitors suffers a massive data loss because of outside hackers. Your CEO storms into your brand-new office and demands to know what you are doing to secure your firm’s data. What would you say? The … Read moreData Protection Secrets: CIOs Know That It Starts At The Endpoint

Security Policies Are What CIOs Know Make Good Security Solutions

What does it take to do a really good job of securing your company’s systems and data? Is it just a matter of picking and implementing the right software or hardware solution? Is there a consulting firm that you can pay millions to who will come in and take care of this problem once and … Read moreSecurity Policies Are What CIOs Know Make Good Security Solutions

Vulnerability Management: The CIO’s Other Job

The role of a CIO is to find ways to apply IT to enable the rest of the company to grow quicker, move faster, and do more. As part of this task a CIO needs to take steps to ensure that nothing happens that would prevent this from happening. This side of the job is … Read moreVulnerability Management: The CIO’s Other Job

Protecting Company Data Is How CIOs Can Make Friends With CFOs

Data Security. There I said it. It sorta lays there like a big lump of coal and everyone in the company stands around looking at it wondering who’s responsibility it is to do something about it. Nobody, including CIOs really wants to touch it for one very simple reason: it’s a losing proposition. How To … Read moreProtecting Company Data Is How CIOs Can Make Friends With CFOs

Kevin Mitnick Speaks About IT Security

I had an opportunity to attend a very large IT health care show up in Chicago awhile back and I was surprised to discover that Kevin Mitnick, the somewhat infamous computer hacker, was scheduled to give a speech. Now even though I don’t move in computer security circles that much, I know about Kevin Mitnick. … Read moreKevin Mitnick Speaks About IT Security