5 Ways InfoSec Adds Value

November 28, 2016

Effective information and operations security is essential for all global financial services enterprises.

Even so, in my workplace it seems like we rarely summarize ways that it delivers value in that arena.

Last week Identity Solutions Strategist at Micro Focus, Travis Greene shared his list:

#1 IT security saves money
#2 IT security retains customers
#3 IT security improves productivity
#4 IT security will help you keep your job
#5 IT security is ethical

Take a look at the full article to see why he poses these assertions.
http://www.securityweek.com/five-reasons-be-thankful-it-security

REFERENCES:

Five Reasons to be Thankful for IT Security
http://www.securityweek.com/five-reasons-be-thankful-it-security
By Travis Greene


This Just In: Water is Wet

November 10, 2016

I received a link this morning from a colleague about office space.  it was an entertaining and interesting diversion from the all too often inward-focused grind.

It reminded me that other fields, not only Information Security, seem to suffer from unproductive, unbusiness-like amounts of “hope as a strategy”, unearned & misplaced trust, faith-based belief systems, flimflam, misdirection, puff, raw emotion, as well as lots of hype & hype-sters.

The article linked below is a quick read about alternative ways to frame some of the current blather about how reshaping the office environment necessarily leads to business benefits.  If you find this topic of interest, it appears to be the focus of some adult attention & analysis — see your favorite search engine for more.  If you are really interested, search on “herd behavior” and on “cognitive traps.”  There are many paths to broadly shared beliefs in “solutions” that are both unsupported by and contradicted by what often seem to be easy to grasp facts.  We still face lavish challenges.

REFERENCE:
“The Myths behind Brainstorming, Open Office Plans, and Collaboration.”
By Linda Hayes – November 3, 2016
https://www.techwell.com/techwell-insights/2016/11/myths-behind-brainstorming-open-office-plans-and-collaboration


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