Security … Involving the Company Without Causing Rejection

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Have you noticed that technology seems to follow a predictable cycle of decentralization, then centralization, then back to decentralization, and on it goes? The data/cyber security function within companies appears to be in, or heading into, a decentralization cycle. Many executives are frustrated with the state of security, partly because the technology that businesses rely upon is engineered in a way that makes things inherently insecure. In the headwinds of this challenge, brilliant people and […]

Fresh Reminders for Executives to Build Adaptable Teams With Common Goals

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Have you ever worked at a company where heroics of individual achievement is often celebrated more than team accomplishment?  Unless you’re the hero, it’s not very fun, and teams like this typically produce anemic outcomes.  Leaders who have learned how to keep individuals on the team focused on the “team’s goals” more than their “own” will attain better outcomes time and time again. Sports teams provide vivid examples of teams that should have won, but […]

Do the World’s Largest Firms Really Have Appalling Security?

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Dr. Prescott Winter, former CIO and CTO of the NSA makes that exact point in a recent keynote address and article. I had the unique pleasure of working with Dr. Winter at HP, where we collaborated to devise new techniques and capabilities that enable companies, large and small, to do a better job of defending themselves and protecting sensitive data. Dr. Winter knows what he’s talking about when he gives the Fortune 100 companies a […]