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June 23, 2017
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's resignation underscores the importance of company culture. Read about how CIOs can help. Also: AI in 2020; job search by Google.
June 21, 2017
Come July 1, FalconStor Software will have a new leader. And that leader will have fewer followers due to plans for a new round of staff reductions. Storage industry veteran Todd Oseth will replace ...
June 16, 2017
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt is stepping down after boldly paving the company's digital path. He stuck to his guns and CIOs should too. Also: Amazon to buy Whole Foods.
May 31, 2017
SearchCIO's Instagram snapshot of the 2017 MIT CIO Symposium explores the major sessions and themes of the event.
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Security leadership abilities are hard to quantify. Certifications and degrees may ease the way into a career in cybersecurity, but hard-won experience is usually the surer path into a role that can influence meaningful change in today's complex environments. Whether they report into the CIO or outside of the IT organization, CISOs handle growing levels of responsibilities as evolving threats and infrastructures mean higher risk and no room for staff shortages. In this Information Security issue on cybersecurity careers, we look at the path to CISO. What are the measures of success or failure in this positon? Is it worth it?
As more Fortune 5000 companies seek CISOs to handle cybersecurity concerns, larger organizations in financial services and defense industries have piqued everyone's interest with their continued investment in the human factor -- the je ne sais quoi that results in successful threat hunting. While many definitions of hunting can be found, threat hunters essentially search for the traces attackers leave behind in an IT environment, usually before any alerts of their activities are generated by security devices.
"I used to think that only the best security operations center people could be threat hunters, but that's not always true," said Anton Chuvakin, a Gartner research vice president. "The best SOC analyst may be good at responding to alerts, but they don't always have the creativity that's needed."
As automation and machine learning gain hold, technology is still no substitute for security leadership abilities and cybersecurity talent. In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at cybersecurity careers and the best ways to build top-notch security organizations.Continue Reading
CEB: To implement Agile at scale, CIOs will need to educate product managers, seek nontraditional sources of funding and become Agile ambassadors. Continue Reading
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As enterprises adopt team chat applications, IT leaders should examine security tools. End-to-end encryption, for example, can provide key access to messaging servers. Continue Reading
Cloud expert James Staten discusses the challenges IT leaders face when implementing cloud initiatives. Continue Reading
Wendy Cofran, CIO at Century Health Systems, explains the factors that help women in IT leadership roles advance their careers and offers tips on how to thrive in the technology space. Continue Reading
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It's important to understand an organization's business objectives when setting up an enterprise cloud strategy. Equinix's James Staten explains why. Continue Reading
A learning curve for IT staff -- especially around automation, scripting and APIs -- is a major hurdle during SDDC deployment. Is your data center team ready to make the move? Continue Reading
Former Apple CEO and marketing guru John Sculley explains why in today's tech-driven business world, adaptive innovation will be the hallmark of successful IT leaders. Continue Reading
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Last week, SearchHealthIT discussed how the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force declared cybersecurity a public health issue. This week, SearchHealthIT takes an in-depth look at the six ... Continue Reading
Eric Patterson, executive director of the SANS Technology Institute, explains why it's time to rethink educational development to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce. Continue Reading
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