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Tag Archives: CISO

Security, Safety and the “Wall of Constricted Thinking”

– There is an interesting article by Jack Hitt in “The Idea” column in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times of August 18, 2013. It is about how a newly-minted astrobiologist, Meredith Perry, came up with an idea for charging devices wirelessly by combing through concepts from a…

The CIA Triad: Theory and Practice

– Recently Bloginfosec.com published an article by Warren Axelrod entitled, It’s About Availability and Integrity (not so much Confidentiality). It appears that the article generated a bit of controversy with a response by Jim Bird entitled, It’s About Confidentiality and Integrity (not so much…

We Are Secure and Compliant – You Can Go Now! A Story of a Disturbing Trend

– In the past 2 months several members of my CSO Breakfast Club have been let go from their positions as senior level information security bosses.  One was let go from a top 20 law firm, another from an international Fortune 1000 company, and the other from a spinoff of a large, international…

Top 5 Things CISOs Should Do During This Bad Economy?

– Whenever my personal budget is down and I am concerned about tightening my belt I seem to always turn to fixing things in my home. While my wife would prefer that our household budget always be up rather than down, she seems happy when I suddenly begin completing half-done projects around the…

Distributed Security for Fun and Profit…

– Global organizations often have challenges creating a comprehensive security program.  Too much central control and the regions either feel ignored, so chafe at security cost allocations and pay only nominal attention to the program, causing great risk to the overall organization.  Or they fill…