Blog Posts Tagged with "Chief Information Officer"


The Role of the CIO: What’s Really at Stake

August 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The CIO has become as important as the CEO. It’s a pivotal position that often can make or break the success of a corporation. As criminal hackers have launched campaigns against numerous organizations, the CIO has become much more than an information officer. They are the guardian of corporate secrets...

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Infosec

June 13, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

I often hear infosec folks opine that things are futile, we’re not making a lot of progress, we’re not “winning” (whatever that means). I’ve struggled with this for a long time. I’m an optimist and I want badly to believe that we can succeed at beating back what for all appearances seems to be an unending tide...

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CIOs and Securing Data with Analytics

April 19, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

This expanding rate of potential threats call for a new way to approach corporate data security. The latest approach is one that is based on intelligence and BI tools. Security intelligence applies advanced analytics and automation technology to the collection of information from hundreds of sources across an organization...

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Shadow IT - Why Security is Scrambling to Reinvent Itself

April 16, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Shadow IT is the leading cause of many of the "reinventions" that IT organizations across the globe are going through. For many CIOs the ground is moving underneath their feet, and if they're not actively moving to counter it, there are some very serious consequences...

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Security Leaders Give Up

April 12, 2012 Added by:T.H. Enders

Breaking News: In uncanny synchronicity, CISOs, CSOs, auditors, and security consultants up and walked off their jobs today. It's hard to say what the repercussions will be. Pundits, analysts, and DHS are still trying to get a clear picture of the breadth of the problem...

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Penny Wise, Pound Foolish: Avoiding Security Spend Pitfalls

February 07, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Knowing how much money you’re going to spend upfront is a challenge until you have the application inventory, until you know what your risk tolerances are, and until you have a fair idea of what the problems are. You’ll have to start slow and realize the number may grow...

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Spending Your 2012 IT Security Budget - Beware of Cheap

January 28, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

If you can't be good, be cheap - the battle cry of the second-rate vendor. After spending 4 years as part of a world-class sales organization, I can tell you that with no uncertainty that I've seen some of my competitors do some absolutely insane things to compete...

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Notes on the GrrCON Information Security Conference

September 22, 2011 Added by:Jim Palazzolo

The goal of the conference was dissemination of information and giving individuals the ability to network with others in the field. What impressed me was the diverse pool of individuals at the conference. It was not uncommon to see someone sporting a purple mohawk, or pin stripe suit...

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Federal CIO Salaries Lag - Leads to Turnover

September 19, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

It’s more than just a salary cut. Officials working for private companies also get bonuses, stock options and a better benefits package than those working in the public sector. So who in their right mind would tolerate the smaller paycheck in exchange for a bunch of headaches?

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SharePoint DLP: Don't Bring a Gun to a Knife Fight

September 13, 2011 Added by:Thomas Logan

SharePoint's collaborative capabilities mean sensitive information can easily be put at risk. CIOs need to come up with a solution to this content security challenge, while still allowing the positive business benefits of SharePoint's collaboration capabilities in your organization...

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Federal OMB Directs Agencies to Expand CIO Powers

August 29, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

This expansion of the role of the CIO at the federal level is seen as essential by outgoing Federal CIO Kundra in order to drive desired cost savings and ROI through specific programs like the data center consolidation program as well as the migration of applications to the cloud...

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Four Cloud Trends on the CIOs Radar

August 26, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Data Center Transformation: CIOs are feeling the stress of virtualization. The goal is to have more than 100 VMs on each server by 2012. That’s putting stress on the netwok and storage infrastructures which look outdated. The CIO needs to consider the impact of this stress...

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Compensation Increases for CIOs and IT Workers in 2011

August 20, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

According to the first-half 2011 IT salary survey from Janco Associates, IT compensation has increased slightly. While overall employment remains lackluster by most organizations across all industries, there is comfort in the fact that more tech jobs are being added than are being cut...

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White House Hires Former Microsoft Exec as Federal CIO

August 12, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The White House has named a new Chief Information Officer to succeed Vivek Kundra. Former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel, an Obama supporter who attended the inauguration, will become the next Chief Information Officer of the federal government...

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Is Your CIO an Insomniac?

August 09, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

In many cases they lack the proper staff and dedicated resources to properly battle the daily IT disruptions. They are at times responsible for technology budgets, servers, applications, and IT staff that are outside their control - this leads to stress and often sleep deprivation...

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Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Warns of IT Vendor Cartel

July 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In what could best be described as a proclamation reminiscent of Eisenhower's admonition of the powerful "military industrial complex", outgoing Federal CIO Vivek Kundra issued statements warning of security risks compounded by "an IT cartel" of vendors perpetuating big contract boondoggles...

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