IT - CxO

Social engineering attacks aren't anything new, but they continue to evolve and be a big problem for many organizations. Here are the various phishing attacks CIOs should expect, from tabnabbing to whale phishing.

"When ISACA recently released part 2 of its State of Cybersecurity 2020 report, it was noted that the largest reported attack type was social engineering. While social engineering is not new to the threat landscape, it is an attack type that has had staying power, and attackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their approach. Let's explore several different types of social engineering, so that you don't take the bait -- hook, line and sinker..."

Driving Digital Transformation Success
CIODIVE, July 20th, 2020
Digital transformation remains a top concern for business leaders - and with good reason

"On top of the financial investment required, 78% of digital transformation efforts fail to meet business objectives and 73% fail to provide business value.

With 70% of companies following a digital transformation agenda or in the process of developing one, what separates success from failure?

In the case of one company, a unified vision and agile approach was the answer. Let's take a look at how this Fortune 500 financial services firm successfully implemented cutting-edge automation technology to meet their goals and drive business value..."

Healthcare Technology Goals And CIO Challenges
HelpNet Security, July 20th, 2020
LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced the results of its annual focus group, comprised of over 20 healthcare IT executives that are members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

"The focus group participants accepted more accountability than in previous years to provide the safe and reliable technology tools necessary to deliver high-quality, connected, and cost-effective care.

The survey results also highlighted the importance of a team approach with support across the organization in helping CIOs achieve the vision of connected healthcare..."

Every state and local government CIO quickly comes to appreciate, once they accept the job, that the opportunity to make an impact on government services is huge; but the time they have to execute can be maddingly short

"Inevitably, that calls for making some tough decisions on how best to balance the immediate priorities of their current administrations with the longer term needs of the public - while also meeting the internal demands of the organizations CIOs must also support.

Perhaps the best way I've seen CIOs try to navigate those competing priorities is to stake out higher ground: as the champions for a digital government strategy for their organizations - and ideally, as the architects of a digital strategy that can be sustained across multiple budget cycles and political administrations..."

Leadership Profiles: New CIOs Take The Reins In 12 States
Government Technology, July 22nd, 2020
Get to know the country's newest state chief information officers. Our profiles detail their adaptability in the face of the pandemic and the other most pressing technology issues on their agendas

"While the first few months of 2020 were notable to be sure, they were perhaps especially daunting for the new permanent state chief information officers who stepped up to their posts amid the turmoil of the novel coronavirus. But the business of government IT pressed on, and while these CIOs were tasked with challenges like quickly transitioning to telework, shoring up cybersecurity and tracking COVID-19 data, the nuts and bolts of gov tech remained: modernizing legacy systems, expanding broadband and coordinating with state leadership on long-term priorities..."

This 'new normal' brings with it many challenges, not least for cybersecurity teams

"According to current government guidelines, everyone who cannot do their job from home should now go to work, provided their workplace is open. As people start to trickle back into the workplace over the next few months, we're going to see the emergence of a very different workplace. More people are going to continue to work remotely, whether full-time or part-time, and businesses are going to have to deal with the impact of the predicted recession.

This 'new normal' brings with it many challenges, not least for cybersecurity teams who will have to develop new short- and long-term plans to ensure resiliency..."

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