A comprehensive preparedness plan for security breaches is essential. No, critical. The average cost of cleaning up a security breach and the fallout has doubled since 2010 to an average of $12.7 million. And a breach can take up to 65.5 days to resolve.
The attached white paper describes in detail how to be ready when it happens if, indeed, a breach, occurs. Are you ready? Are you prepared? Is the right resolution team in place?
What questions should a CIO be prepared to answer in a job interview? Well, I found an article in CIO.com in the U.K that lists 49 questions.
So with that, our #CIOchat this week will ask "what questions should CIO candidates be prepared to answer in a job interview." We chat from 2-3 p.m ET on Thursday. Last week's #CIOchat got 34 participants to generate 307 Tweets.
How involved should corporate boards be with cyber security? How much information should the CIO or CISO provide to the board and how should they frame it? Is the board getting the right information and enough or it?
Crowdsourcing revealed you can get people to engage in almost anything if you make a 'game' out of it, including mundane tasks. Ironically, sometimes the more inconsequential the reward for the desired behavior the more of an inducement it was.
How to Become a Rainmaker is one of my all time favorite books which offers a very useful blueprint for becoming a CIO rainmaker. This post is not a book review of How to Become a Rainmaker. It is about how CIO’s can retool their thinking to that of a CIO Rainmaker in order to raise their value contribution and set themselves apart from their peers.
(Originally posted March 3 on The Higher Ed CIO) IT performance management requires a balanced scorecard approach using both internally and externally oriented metrics that are also a good mix of leading and lagging indicators.
The role of IT was never static. Technology changes alone bring about major changes in the role of IT and influence the future of IT. This really should not be debateable since we see everyday how technology changes redefine various professions or business functions through automation and simplification. Yet, when you describe a future of IT that is less strategic people get upset and accuse you of being a contrarian just for the sake of it.
If more IT departments functioned like human resources or facilities and worried less about being strategic there would be fewer complaints about IT and CIO’s would be happier for it. The support for this belief comes from the consumerization and democratization of technology which is accelerating the shift to commodity services and enabling more decision making by non-IT folks while rendering more and more of the technology stack decisions irrelevant.
Evaluating IT investments for funding is one process where using a simpler approach is not always better. That is because the process of evaluating IT investments should involve an two step process for each project under consideration in order to support an objective IT project ranking of all proposals and ultimately, the IT project selection decision.