Tag "data breach"
What do Ashley Madison and Medicare have in common? They’ve sacrificed good data security for customer centricity. Today’s reputational risk of data breaches demands both… here’s why. High profile data breaches like Medicare and Ashley Madison are raising the conversation about the risk of security and data breaches to board level. Directors are becoming more... more
Digital transformation – tech world’s latest buzzword is getting used by everyone and executed by few. We’re great at making up terms that sound exciting- but aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. I prefer talking about data disruption. We’re not transforming the way we use data, we’re creating new opportunities for business areas for... more
Now that the European Union has passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) many Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are taking steps to ensure they are ready for the regulations and protected from the risk of a data breach. In general the telecoms industry has been focused on security for a long time but the focus... more
Data proliferation has traditionally been measured based on the number of copies data reside on different media. For example, if data residing on an enterprise storage device was backed up to tape, the proliferation was measured by the number of tapes the same piece of data would reside. Now that backups are no longer restricted... more
This week, another reputable organization, Anthem Inc, reported it was ‘the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack’. But rather than be upset at Anthem, I respect their responsible data breach reporting. In this post from Joseph R. Swedish, President and CEO, Anthem, Inc., does something that I believe all CEO’s should do in... more
A few years ago the former eBay’s CISO, Dave Cullinane, led a sobering coaching discussion on how to articulate and communicate the value of a security solution and its economics to a CISO’s CxO peers. Why would I blog about such old news? Because it was a great and timeless idea. And in this age of... more
There is no shortage of buzzwords that speak to the upside and downside of data. Big Data, Data as an Asset, the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, One Version of the Truth, Data Breach, Black Hat Hacking, and so on. Clearly we are in the Information Age as described by Alvin Toffler in The Third Wave. But... more