• Dress for Tech Success

    If you were creating a time capsule of business books, I'd vote to include Dress for Success, by John T. Molloy.

  • Reinventing Security Awareness

    The late David Ogilvy - perhaps the greatest advertising genius of our time - included a chapter in his landmark book, Ogilvy on Advertising, on the use of video to influence human behavior.

  • Dashboard Cyber Alignment

    A major challenge for the modern CISO involves trying to communicate cyber security issues upstairs to the C-suite and Board.

  • Lose the Security Wheel

    Know, prevent, detect, respond, recover. This aspirational model of cyber security is as ubiquitous in our industry as the colorful wheels used to depict the concept.

  • Revitalized NAC

    As long as enterprise organizations try to maintain private networks, the challenge of determining which devices are considered safe for entry will remain.

  • Continuous Enterprise War Gaming

    Back in 2013, I thought it would be fun to celebrate the thirty-year anniversary of the movie War Games by asking Matthew Broderick to come speak to a bunch of security geeks at a small conference.

  • Expanding the Threat Surface

    An unexpected casualty of modern perimeter dissolution is that PowerPoint depictions of your threat surface are harder to draw.

  • Even Without Hackers, Systems Go Down Unexpectedly

    Last week, I wrote about resilience from the perspective of cyber security. But resilience is more than just a hedge against cyber attacks; it’s a necessary component of 21st Century IT strategy. For example, flights all over the world were delayed last week when the software used by many major air carriers to manage passenger reservations, tag luggage and issue boarding passes went down.

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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