• Raising Cyber Security Awareness Among CEOs

    KPMG recently surveyed more than 1,200 CEOs from some of the world's largest companies to get a handle on their biggest concerns. 86% of CEOs said their biggest fears involve the loyalty of their company's customers. 72% of business chiefs say they're struggling to keep up with new technologies, while 66% say they're concerned with the relevance of their company's products and services. These results suggest that "cyber security" hasn't yet received the magnitude of apprehension that it should.

  • Apple vs. FBI Requires Careful Negotiation, Not Bombast

    The public battle between Apple and the FBI is like the tip of an iceberg. The real danger lurks beneath the surface, and nobody knows precisely how to maneuver around it safely. I had a great conversation last week with Israel Martinez on the topic.

  • The Criticality of Cybersecurity Innovation

    In order for enterprises to stay a step ahead of cyber threats, innovative technologies and techniques will be needed. Yesterday's solutions are no longer sufficient for addressing tomorrow's threats. There are a number of ways that CIOs can take advantage of the latest technologies and techniques that are emerging from university innovation labs, industry think tanks, cyber security startups, and inventive problem-solving that's emerging from both the public and private sectors.

  • Cybersecurity Has Evolved Into a Cyber Risk Management Issue

    Cyber security threats have aggressively morphed and evolved in recent years. Advanced malware, intrusion software, and other sophisticated predatory techniques are making it increasingly difficult for CISOs and enterprise security teams to stay ahead of complex threats.

  • Taking a Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity

    One of the most daunting challenges facing CIOs is the need to protect valuable digital assets. This includes sensitive, proprietary company and customer data that's stored and distributed between both premise-based systems and cloud platforms.

  • Cybersecurity: Identifying and Keeping the Bad Guys Out

    Ask any CIO these days what the biggest concerns are from the C-Suite and the answer is nearly unanimous: cybersecurity. And for good reason. According to a recent report from PwC (The Global State of Information Security 2015 Survey), the rate of detected security incidents across global organizations is rising at a 66% CAGR clip.

  • Talking Cybersecurity With the Board

    As cyber attacks against blue chip companies continue to occur with increasing frequency and threaten customer privacy and shareholder value, discussions about cybersecurity have elevated to the executive level. Over the next three years, 66% of CIOs and other security leaders will brief boards directly, compared to 22% today, according to the Ponemon Institute's "Global Megatrends in CyberSecurity" study.

  • Who Should Own Security? The CIO? The COO? Or a CISO?

    Recent high-profile security breaches that have hit companies such as Target, The Home Depot, and J.P. Morgan Chase have intensified the spotlight on cybersecurity along with the CIOs accountability for protecting enterprise assets, with sensitive customer information at the top of the list.

There has never been a more exciting time to be a technology executive.

Today’s technology executive plays a pivotal role in helping his or her organization respond to these forces of change. In essence, they serve as conductors to orchestrate the three pillars of organizational success – people, processes, and technology – and to draw upon their unique view of the enterprise to bring these elements into harmony.


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