Mike has spent 30 years at HP in development, product management and latterly, product marketing.
Mike's team is responsible for marketing cross-IT solutions for HP Software including cloud, application transformation, and converged infrastructure.
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?
I almost never publish an entire press release, but this one about hardware based security vulnerabilities from MIT's Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is a warranted exception. This vulnerability afflicts the cloud, in particular.
MIT researchers claim hackers can know what data is in memory by intercepting fetch patterns between the CPU and others chips with memory. They do not have to see the data to actually know what it is. The researchers have developed a chip that disguises "memory access patterns."
Here's a piece by our former colleague Gary Beach, Bill. It argues for lifting the H1-B visa gap. It's got 152 comments and one argues and it strikes me as a good idea that IT jobs be limited to 20% of the isued H1-B visas. I remember two years ago that two Indian outsourcing firms grabbed the lion's share of the H1-B visa.
There again, I count my blessings that I was born in this country.
Virgil, I agree with your message but for the life of me, I cannot figure why you have tabs on your site for Cruz and Cornyn. That takes the air out of it for me.
There's probably no well-established playbook about how CIOs directly link technology projects and to the bottom line. For sure, it's not always possible.
But in today's business driven world, so-called IT projects tend are or should be driven by business initiatives. As a CIO once said, "there are no IT projects. There's just business projects of which IT is a part."
In other words, the discussion to adopt new technology does not begin with IT's role. Rather a business need must be established first. Technology is subservient to that need.
The number of small/medium businesses in the world is growing. This is, of course, recognized by governments – many Prime Ministers and Presidents are looking to SMB’s to lead their countries out of recession.
I see this trend inside HP marketing. We are increasingly using SMB’s for campaign material generation, newsletter generation, and so on.