The Threat From Within: What CIOs Need To Do To Protect The Company From The IT Department

As CIO the rest of the company is relying on you to keep them safe. They expect you to lead the IT team in defending the corporate castle from hackers and attackers. The importance of information technology requires us to spend time doing this – it’s really part of the CIO job. However, it turns … Read moreThe Threat From Within: What CIOs Need To Do To Protect The Company From The IT Department

CIO’s Need To Learn How To Defend Against The Insider Threat

As a CIO you have to spend a lot of time thinking about how to protect the company’s IT department. You think about hackers, viruses, Trojans, social engineering, and all of the other threats that we find in the modern definition of information technology. You buy firewalls and virus scanners and anything else that is … Read moreCIO’s Need To Learn How To Defend Against The Insider Threat

Why CIOs Can’t Believe All That They Read About Security Breeches

If a CIO picks up the paper, it seems like hackers are everywhere and getting into every IT department. Dare I say these modern day cyber pirates seem almost unstoppable? If it turns out that there is no way to keep hackers from breaking into your company’s IT systems, then should a CIO really spend … Read moreWhy CIOs Can’t Believe All That They Read About Security Breeches

Why CIOs May Be The Company’s Biggest Security Risk

The world is a very dangerous place. Your IT department has lots and lots of data on its computers that bad people would like to get their hands on. Thank goodness your company has taken care to secure every way that there is for outsiders to get into your company’s network. Oh, wait a minute. … Read moreWhy CIOs May Be The Company’s Biggest Security Risk

The Machines May Be Virtual, But The Security Problem Is Real

When you become CIO, you already know that IT security is going to be one of your biggest and least rewarding challenges. If you do a great job at it, then nobody will ever know and you’ll get no credit for it. If you do a poor job, then everyone will know and you’ll get … Read moreThe Machines May Be Virtual, But The Security Problem Is Real

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