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  • UK Flunks Huawei

    Regarding Chinese tech companies like Huawei, Americans are told the following: Trojans that have been expertly dissolved into the product code allow for remote control of networks by the Chinese Government. From our boardrooms in Midtown, to member offices on Capitol Hill, this narrative is rarely questioned. Even our diplomats repeat the warning: Ambassador Grenell recently told Berlin to steer clear of Huawei for 5G – or else.

  • Building on the Customer Experience

    As companies across industries have become increasingly customer-focused, CIOs themselves have become more active participants in helping shape, even reimagine the customer experience. Forrester Research predicts that CIOs will shift away from tech-of-the-day innovation strategies and move towards methodical innovation approaches that are more customer and revenue-centric.

  • Lead, Innovate, Disrupt and Invent: CIO Summit of America Sets New Standard for Excellence and Raises the Bar for Technology Leadership in the 21st Century

    It’s Monday, and I’m still riding the incredible tidal wave of excitement we created at the 2019 CIO Summit of America in New York last week. In addition to breaking attendance records, we truly set a new standard for professional conferences and I’m delighted by the positive feedback we received from our audience of technology executives and professionals.

  • Tech News Digest March 29

    Trending News on record attendance at HMG Strategy's 2019 CIO Summit of America, Zoom filing for their IPO, Facebook taking action against hate groups, and SoftBank focusing on Latin America.

  • Network Security as a Service

    Many TAG Cyber customers are wasting their money. And yes, I hear you laughing—but no, they are not wasting money on our services. Instead, they are wasting money doing technology tasks others could do better. Sometimes this involves running servers. Other times it involves coding apps. But it almost always involves trying to manage – and secure – data networks with insufficient staff, budget, and resources. We see this every day.

  • How the CIO Can Help Foster a Culture of Customer Centricity

    As the role of the CIO continues to become more strategic in nature, it has also become increasingly customer-focused. CIOs and IT teams are expected to help the business to identify opportunities to remove friction from the customer experience and to help functional areas such as marketing and lines of business to forge deeper customer relationships by gaining a deeper understanding of customer preferences and behaviors.

  • HMG Tech News Digest March 22

    Trending News on EU Regulators Hitting Google with $1.69B Fine, Disney Buying 21st Century Fox for $71.3B and Apple Announcing 2nd Generation AirPods

  • Active and Integrated Email Defense

    I just received a purchase order from Midwest Library Service for a textbook I wrote on intrusion detection many years ago. That old book focused on passive intrusion detection as a prompt for subsequent management action in a SOC. I’d hoped that detection of indicators would result in alarms that could then initiate rapid mitigation. Subsequent evolution of IDS included some things that I expected, but also many that I didn't. (Don’t tell Midwest).

  • Gary Hayslip Weighs in on the CISO’s Role in Helping the Enterprise Reach its Future-State Goals

    In recent years, as enterprise security has captured the interest and attention of the CEO and the Board of Directors, the role of the CISO has continued to evolve and become ever-more strategic. Case in point: More than 9 out of 10 (91%) of enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives include security and/or privacy personnel as stakeholders, according to PwC’s 2018 Digital Trust Insights Report.

  • HMG Tech News Digest March 15

    Trending news on Nvidia making their largest acquisition in history, DARPA aiming to keep U.S. ahead of China tech innovation, Tim Wu pushing for tougher antitrust laws, and Project Maven is back in the headlines.

  • Seeing a Phish

    Let’s start with CNN – and no, not that CNN, but rather convolutional neural networks. This class of deep neural networks is the workhorse for computer vision, and is one of the underlying forces behind recent advances in artificial intelligence. Their design is inspired by the image processing done in the visual cortex of the animal brain. When you see one of those cat recognition demos by an AI system, a CNN is likely doing most of the work.

  • Why Cyber Teams Must Focus on Cybersecurity Basics

    Cyber threats are becoming more widespread and nefarious. 6.4 billion fake emails are being sent each day, according to EY. Meanwhile, 1.9 billion personal and sensitive data records have been compromised between January 2017 and March 2018 at an average cost of $3.62 million per organization.