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attack – The Accidental Successful CIO

What Do CIOs Need To Know About Cyber Insurance?

The idea is simple but the devil lies in the details

When you are the CIO, you deal with things like servers, networks, firewalls and the like. You are not generally called on to deal with other business related issues such as insurance. However, with the rash of ransomware attacks and denial-of-service attacks that have been happening, CIOs are now being asked to help out when … 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

CIOs Want To Know: How Do Phishing Attacks Happen?

To stop a phishing attack, you need to know how they work

Let’s agree on one thing: the people who work at your firm are smart people. Right? There’s no way that they would fall for one of those phishing attacks that we read about in the paper all the time. Or is there? As the person with the CIO job, one of your biggest issues is … Read more

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 more