You are really going to enjoy my interview with Mark Robnett, CIO Justice Federal Credit Union. Mark is a rising star in the Credit Union industry and I asked him to detail for you in this episode how he put together his presentation to his board regarding his IT security strategy and tactics. I have found that Justice FCU is about 1-2 years ahead of Credit Unions of its size. I would put them on par with firms many times their size. Mark also has the added pressure of having a very smart and technically savvy board. There is no hiding behind jargon and complexity with them because the board is comprised of individuals with backgrounds in FBI and Justice Department. What a challenge!
This interview was a lot of fun.
Enterprises frequently buy security products with the best of intentions, but they end up being abandoned. Sometimes the product never makes it out of the box and into the rack. What factors contribute towards security shelfware and what can be done by both vendors and enterprises to avoid this happening? If it has happened how can you reverse it?What are the top security products that end up on the shelf or marginally used?
In this interview with Thycotic software’s CEO Jonathan Cogley it would be easy to have our discussion based solely on the success of his product and company. Thycotic has been on a tear dominating the password management space. What you will get from this interview is something of deeper value. We discuss Jonathan’s focus on Thycotic’s Unique Culture, Risk based CIO decision making, and key aspects of you network that you want to absolutely be in control of.
My discussion with Jean Gomes, Chairman of the Energy Project is a fascinating one.
Jean works with some of the largest IT companies in the world like Google and Yahoo as well as Sony and other brands. We discuss how he teaches leaders of companies to build their latent capacities in today’s accelerating world. I am a huge believer in tapping our reserves of potentialThis show will change your perception on what you are capable of. This is not an episode about how to push the wheel faster or keep more plates spinning. The role of a leader today demands that we tap all of our reserves and capabilities so that we can pull off the good that we were destined to create.
Our discussion is not about chasing how efficiently you can mow the lawn or plow the field. Today you need to have the mental agility to use the part of the brain that synthesizes and correlates, draws distinctions and unique relationships between things. You can’t do this if you are exhausted or depressed. We review cutting edge research on the topics of health, wellness, and neuroscience as it relates to optimal performance.
In this episode with Davi Ottenheimer you are going to love learning more about Big Data Security and the challenges that CIOs face as well as the planet. The challenges that the IT profession and IT Security face are tough ones.
We dive into many concepts related to why you can’t limit gathering data and at the same time expect to find security correlations between system systems or people. You will learn why De-Identification so important to understand with Big Data Security? And why it doesn’t work!
Data Governance from core to edge. Smart alerting, file permissions, active directory, and other technical areas in IT Security monitoring with Big Data Security Analytics, HIPPA, and PCI. Reducing noise and getting to what matters for core IT security events with tools from Varonis.
Bob Fecteau is a Tier 1 CIO with SAIC. This episode reviews leadership vs management, being a financial expert, examples of owning problems, building CIOs, the skills needed to be a next gen CIO
Chuck Blakeman has built 8 businesses on 4 continents. He is the CEO of Crankset Group which helps businesses move from an Industrial Age to a Participation Age Company. In this episode you will learn how to move from an employee mentality to a stakeholder mindset and many other concepts for leaders and entrepreneurs.
A great podcast with Kelly Dempsey of NIST covering Printers, Printer Security, Risks embedded windows 2000, embedded xp. printer service contracts, network takedown risk, DDOS, patching risk, monitoring risk, printer capability, overwriting, encryption, segmentation, non-volatile storage, port management, non-volatile storage confidentiality, risk management, printer lease agreement
An awesome podcast with Michael Michalko discussing Brainstorming | Michelangelo | Socrates | Einstein | Applied Imagination | Adversity | Addiction to Comfort | Pattern Recognition | Problem-solving | Conceptual Blending | Creative Thinking | Thinking Patterns | Associations | Eureka Moment | Process of Incubation | Journals | Note-taking | Creative Ideas | Positions of Comfort | Revisiting Ideas |Navy seals
In this show I discuss High Performance teams, Accountability, Hybrid Cloud Multipliers, IT Audit & Risk Management Tools, Forced Delegation, Toxic Employee and Team Building, Incentivizing Right Behaviours, Consensus Building, Rapid Acceptance. We touch on products from HP, Microsoft, Briggs, Azure, Abriska, Myers and Varonis.
In this episode I talk with John Milano, SR VP of RCMD. I ask him questions on his cyber security insurance business and what an IT Leader needs to be asking from their insurance carrier. We cover every conceivable topic and situation. In addition he has suggested questions that all CIOs and IT and business leaders need to be asking. We discuss limits of coverage and how to buy the best appropriate policy for your business.
The topics covered include: Security & Privacy Liability, Media Content, Regulatory Acts Coverage, Breach Response Fund, Legal & Forensic Expenses, Cyber Extortion, DDOS and Business Interruption, Business Interruption, Crisis Fund then listen below.
In this RedZone MasterMind Podcast 6x CIOs join me for a lightning round one hour session in which we covered primary topics that they were interested in.
What emerged were 2 major themes that interested the majority and 2 secondary themes.
1. IT Security as it related to Employee training, Cloud Infrastructure security at AWS – Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Office 365
2. Business Intelligence – Business Analytics
3. BCP / DR – Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery
4. Generational issues - employees and their readiness to adopt new technology
Lessons learned cover:
• Office 365 – lessons learned
• AWS deployment and lessons learned
• Business Intelligence (BI)– Lessons learned
• BI Support tools and options Qlikview
• DR/BCP planning approaches –testing suggestions
• Everbridge – mass notification system
• Ideas on handling GenZs and Millenials
I recently caught up with Jason and we discussed several topics related to IT Security, DR, and Infrastructure. You can stream this podcast to your phone using the links below to Soundcloud on your PC or get the app on your phone. Jason is a world class technologist, businessman, and CIO. He also has a seat at the table (Board). I know this because I have sat next to him in the board room and have observed Jason who brings a unique and diverse perspective to business. He works directly with the CFO regarding finance and with Sales and Marketing as well. He is the glue for many parts of the business. In our discussion we covered the following areas: Structural has 4000 employees, 30 locations and 2000 mobile users. Tactics and Strategy related to: File Synch, DR, Pilots vs Free, Data Governance, CEO and Board Level Communication, Data Access vs App Delivery BYOD, Dropbox Replacement, Private Filesynch, workflow, collaboration, high availability, and privacy. ‘Webifying’ his corporate file systems to have 1 instance of data being able to be delivered to any desktop and device in his network. The podcast can be streamed via Soundcloud. You can watch it via your PC or you can stream to your phone by getting the Soundcloud app. I will also be launching this podcast on Stitcher and ITunes as well. Product Discussions: VMware Horizon, Nasuni, DATAnywhere BOOKS: Michael Crichton's Prey, Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child, Business at the Speed of Thought by Bill Gates