Best Practices for Chief Information Officer - CIO
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CIO Planning Priorities
CIO Resource Site News Feed
Top CIO Management and Planning Priorities
Janco conducted a survey of 274 IT functions across multiple industries and from mega corporations to companies with as few as 50 IT professionals. In 2023 the top 10 priorities:
- Security and Hacking
- Budget Management
- Access Management
- Privacy / Identity Protection
- Productivity of IT
- Mobile Computing
- Blockchain, ERP, and Cloud
- Work From Home
- AI Implemtations
Top 10 Social Network Security Tips
Top 10 Social Networking Tips
- Educate employees
- Have employees use different passwords for different system
- Mandate strong passwords
- Have employees change passwords regularly
- Do not share accounts
- Implement two factor authentication
- Educate employees to NOT open email attachments or go to links where the originator is not known
- Utilize antivirus and security software
- Don't friend people you do not know
- Validate and verify
Data Scientist Job Description and Salary Data
Data Scientist Job Description
Data Scientist Job Description - Hot New Job Title - In a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, the sexiest job of the 21st Century is that of Data Scientist. The job description created Janco has provides a clear definition of that role the individual plays in an organization.
Ransomware – IT Governance Infrastructure Key to Protection
have US Health sector targeted by Royal and BlackCat Ransomware
Royal was first observed in early 2022.They are believed to have very experienced operators, previously belonging to other infamous cybercriminal groups including Conti Team One
It is a 64-bit executable written in C++ whcih targets Windows systems by encrypting files and appends ".royal or
".royal_w" extensions to filenames and creates "README.TXT ransom note.
BlackCat ransomware, AKA ALPHV, AlphaVM, Noberus, Coreid, FIN7, Carbon Spider was first detected in November 2021; per the FBI, they compromised at least 60 victims in four months. It is written in Rust; highly adaptable; Ransomware-as-a-service and conducts triple extortion (ransomware, threats to leak stolen data and distributed denial of service attacks.
IT Job Descriptions - 2023 Edition Released
324 Job Descriptions included in 324 Edition of theInternet and Information Technology Positions Description HandiGuide
The 324 positions include all of the functions within the IT group. The Job Descriptions have been updated to be compliant with PCI-DSS, GDPR, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, CobiT, and the ITIL standards. The job descriptions are all structured to focus on "Best Practices" as defined by the IT Productivity Center to meet the requirements of World Class Enterprises. They are ready to use and easily modified to meet your enterprise's unique requirements.
Each job description is between two (2) to six (6) pages in length and has been created utilizing CSS style sheets. As such they are "out of the box" ready to use with little or no modification other than organization specific customization.
324 Internet and IT Job Descriptions as individual files in MS WORD and ePub formats. Long file names have been used to make customization easier.
IT Governance Management Team
To support the process the IT Governance HandiGuide includes ten (10) full job descriptions:
- Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
- Chief Information Officer (CIO)
- Chief Information Officer (small enterprise)
- Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
- Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
- Chief Security Officer (CSO)
- Chief Data Officer
- Chief Digital Officer
- Chief Mobility Officer (CMO)
- Digital Brand Manager
Password Managers provide false sense of security
Most password managers are insecure eventhough they are comprehensive, detailed, and customizable
The research examined the security of four products including 1Password, Dashlane, KeePass, and LastPassFree at LastPass. The company was surprised to find that the products didn't always encrypt and then delete password data in the PC's background processes. Even the master password, which can be used to unlock all your stored passwords, can be exposed.
China continues to be a security threat
Security Policies - Procedures - Audit Tools
An employee is alleged to have stolen trade secrets from her two employers 9 (including Coca-Cola and availed these to a Chinese company that her co-conspirator managed. The theft was carried out in a straightforward manner: She uploaded information to Google Drive; for the more sensitive documents she used her smartphone's camera to take screenshots of the documents, avoiding detection from the security team.
This occured after the employee left Coca-Cola. The individual signed a statement that attested they did not retain trade secret information owned by Coca-Cola and in exchange received a check for $39,912 - which appears to have been the last paycheck from the company.