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Conclusion: Cyber security can be perceived by outsiders as an occult domain. Psychologically, people can respond in many ways to something they do not understand with responses ranging from denial to fear. Consequently, a frequent challenge to better security maturity is inertia, rooted in ignorance. It is imperative that security practitioners break ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Thursday, 05 May 2016 | Hits: 358
Conclusion: To be effective a cyber security program that controls access to hardware, software and data needs to be comprehensive and include all stakeholders. The challenge for IT and line management is to shape the message to the audience in terms they understand so they take their responsibilities seriously. Observations: Today’s print and online ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | Hits: 1558
Conclusion: As cyber security gains awareness among business leaders, many organisations are undertaking new cyber risk management initiatives. However, these initiatives can be misdirected if business leaders are not clear on why they are doing them. On the journey to improving an organisation’s cyber security maturity, the question “why?” is a powerful ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Friday, 01 April 2016 | Hits: 298
Conclusion: Unless an organisation has an already strong cyber security capability, or the budget and appetite to progress its maturity very quickly through expanding its headcount and changing business processes, it is unlikely that any security tool purchases will help. Instead, organisations aspiring to improve their cyber security maturity should ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 | Hits: 313
Conclusion: This month, discussions regarding analytics and data-driven innovation have been prominent. As the role of IT changes from providing technology solutions to driving business outcomes and strategy through the use of technology agile services to support business processes and targets are required. Companies have recognised that data handling ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 02 December 2015 | Hits: 354
Conclusion: The IT industry has hit a breaking point where the artificial grouping of information security and IT has left many organisations vulnerable. Business units have viewed information security as an IT problem, and IT has abdicated responsibility for many aspects of operations that should be viewed as basic hygiene. It is time for organisations ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Monday, 02 November 2015 | Hits: 478
Conclusion: Despite increasing focus on information and data in an as-a-Service age, thought leadership in the data management discipline has waned. Today, few of the frameworks, methods and bodies of knowledge that emerged either from the data modelling fraternity or the records management community in the last decade remain active. This leaves organisations ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 02 August 2017 | Hits: 183
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Section: Tags | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2015 | Hits: 116
Conclusion: Remediating major systems is not a job for the faint-hearted or over-confident IT managers. Poor governance decisions and excessive optimism can easily lead to project failures (and ruin careers). Conversely smart decisions combined with sound project leadership can increase the probability of success and enhance careers. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Hits: 852
Commonwealth Bank of Australia has admitted it is culling the number of technology partners it works with as part of a cost cutting drive that has some industry observers concerned it is stepping back from its previous leadership position on cyber security. CBA has been the subject of ongoing rumours in IT circles that it is taking the knife to its ...
Section: Content | Category: In The News | Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 | Hits: 68