Risk Management

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The art of maximizing work not done

How should your technology organization decrease wasteful work? Following lean and agile principles will guide the way. Increase flow and decrease variability using Donald Reinertsen's techniques.

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8 reasons why your security awareness program sucks

I have come to the conclusion that most awareness programs are just very bad, and that like all security countermeasures, there will be an inevitable failing.

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Privacy policy or privacy notice: what's the difference?

Is there a difference between a privacy policy and a privacy notice? Some of the confusion comes from a company’s description of their privacy practices on their website being called a privacy policy. Some people ask, “Isn’t the...

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How to perform a risk assessment

A risk assessment gives you the information protection equivalent of the opposing team’s playbook, telling where and how attackers are most likely to strike and what the damage will be.

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CIOs: Match security plans to your company's 'risk appetite'

CIOs discuss their risk-management strategies for dealing with cybersecurity threats and the aftermath of a data breach.

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Report says criminals are better communicators than IT staffers

Humans remain the largest security risk, a new Verizon report says.

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No lawyer? This online tool uses AI to review your contracts

Business documents written in foreign languages are no longer the problem they once were thanks to technologies like Google Translate, but what about contracts written in legalese?

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What companies need to know when considering automation

Successful lessons for organizations considering automation 'to infinity and beyond'.

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Triple Threat to IT Success™

There are 3 key reasons that cause an IT organization to fail. Learn about this "Triple Threat to IT Success™" to prevent each threat in your company and achieve more success.

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Corporate file systems have 'staggering level of exposure'

A year of anonymous data from risk assessments of corporate file systems reveals that many companies are failing to use permissions to limit access to sensitive data.

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9 biggest information security threats through 2018

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security...

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Mizuho Bank speeds international securities transactions using blockchain

Japan's Mizuho Bank is considering using blockchain technology to speed the cross-border transfer of financial instruments.

Be a hero during your next IT crisis

How to turn your IT crisis into an opportunity

Application and technology failures are bound to happen. Instead of applying Band-Aids to get through the crisis, turn this failure into an opportunity and get the funding and support you need for the right solution.

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CIOs: It’s OK to always believe you're right, just don’t believe you're ALWAYS right

Five ways to improve your odds of being right and mitigating the risk of being wrong.

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3 ways to improve success with 'Big Bet' initiatives

Big Bet projects are inherently risky. But decision makers are often prone toward tunnel vision on optimistic outcomes. This produces very high failure rates, costing companies millions, even billions of dollars. But there are three...

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UpGuard offers a rating score of risk preparedness

UpGuard analyzes data about the state of corporate networks to devise a single numerical score that gives a quick sense of security risk that could be used by insurance companies to set appropriate premiums for cyber insurance.

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Under pressure everything becomes fluid

There is a misunderstanding that under pressure people perform better. Pressure to a certain degree is fine and can have a positive impact on performance, because people become aware of the fact that things have to get done. But too...

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What do digital, automation and outsourcing have in common?

As we come back from holidays, we tend to reflect on what 2016 will bring, trends and upcoming changes on how buyers and service providers engage. Recently a lot has been said and written about two prominent trends: digital and...

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