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Technology, Big Data, Security

Big Data: Trust No One

A Big Data Take on the Zero Trust Model

Blog-post by jamal khawaja, Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:32

What do Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Sony, Apple, Ebay, PF Chang’s, and Domino’s Pizza have in common? 

In three words: pwned by hackers.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Three concerns about the cloud

Many C-level execs still have qualms about taking the plunge. Might their worries be enough to derail the broader move to the cloud?

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:41

Even as many of its neighbors and trading partners stumbled through a prolonged financial crisis, Germany’s economy remained surprisingly strong these last few years. So you have to credit  the Germans for forward-looking thinking when the rest of us were seemingly bereft of good ideas about how to navigate past the shoals.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Security

Endpoint and Network Security Are Becoming Intricately Linked

Blog-post by Paul Lipman, Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:20

Just a few months ago a senior executive at one of the world’s largest security companies let it slip in an interview that “anti-virus is dead”. This was a rather embarrassing admission from a company that makes the bulk of its revenue from legacy anti-virus technology! Nevertheless, the point is actually valid: today’s cyber threats have outstripped the capabilities of old-school signature-based anti-virus.

Technology, Security

The End of the Perimeter is the Beginning of Better Security

Blog-post by Dan Ross, Tue, 03/10/2015 - 15:57

I’ve written before that the enterprise-as-fortress metaphor isn’t very useful in the era of connected everything and mobile computing. The moat is gone. The crocodilian defenders have retired to greener waters. Every drawbridge is stuck in the open position, and the ramparts are broadcasting free unsecured Wi-Fi.

Business Issues, IT Performance

IT skills in 2020 and before

Digital artisans? Tinkerers?

Blog-post by John Dodge, Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:52

"Future proof your IT career: 8 tech area that will still be hot in 2020" at is an article containing non-obvious gems that can spur 'ahah!' moments.

CIO Leadership, Technology, Security

Information Security: Quantifying Cyber Threats

Blog-post by Jean-Christophe Gaillard, Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:45

In line with the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF), which took place in Davos, Switzerland in January, the Partnership for Cyber Resilience published its latest report “Towards the Quantification of Cyber Threats” – in collaboration with Deloitte.

The report summarises the activities of the Partnership across 2014, which have been focused on the modelling of “cyber value-at-risk” - in an attempt to build a common cyber security framework amongst stakeholders.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Security

Fraud at United and American Airlines Highlights Security Problems with Loyalty Reward Programs

Blog-post by Thu Pham, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:31

Ten thousand American Airlines, and three dozen United Airlines, accounts were targets of fraud, with criminals reusing credentials to access customer loyalty reward points and use them to book or upgrade flights late last month, according to recent reports.


CIO Leadership, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Security

ECF's top ten blog posts for 2014

IT project management, converged infrastructure and security top the list.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Mon, 12/22/2014 - 18:42

Here's the most popular Enterprise CIO Forum blog posts as measured in page views for 2014. Note that one is from 2013 and another from 2012. However, they made the top ten list in page view popularity for 2014 (Jan. -Dec. 21 when this was being written).

To all our ECF members, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Here's the list:

1) Three mistakes that will get you fired

July 18, Terence Ngai, 82,928 page views

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Technology, Cloud

Why lawyers need the cloud

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:40

Cloud computing is not just a cool technology for early adopters. It is now the digital backbone for individuals and businesses that demand highly secure, scalable, accessible and centrally managed data centers maintained by highly trained IT professionals.

Business Issues, Security

Banks could make retailers pay for poor data and security governance

Federal judge rules in favor of banks.

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Tue, 12/16/2014 - 23:20

A couple months ago, I reached out to a set of CIOs on the importance of good governance and security. All of them agreed that both were incredible important. However, one CIO retorted a very pointed remark by saying that “the IT leadership at these breached companies wasn’t stupid”. He continued by saying that when selling the rest of the C-Suite, the discussion needs to be about business outcomes and business benefits.  For this reason, he said that CIOs have struggled at selling the value of investments in governance and security investment.

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