Tag Archives: risk management

Information Security Breaches Visualized

By | September 30, 2015

Tweet Regardless of news stories and articles, companies and governments continue to suffer from major information breaches. I teach a course on Information Security Risk Management and Legal Issues to Masters students at the New York Institute of Technology, Vancouver Campus. We explore the fundamentals of information security risk management and have no shortage of… Read More »

More on IT Reporting Structure

By | August 29, 2015

Tweet I posted earlier on “Where should IT sit in the reporting structure?”  I did more research and found this very interesting paper:  CIO Reporting Structure, Strategic Positioning, and Firm Performance: To Whom Should the CIO Report? The authors state that the reporting structure for a CIO depends on the strategic positioning of the firm.… Read More »

Take Every Opportunity to Document

By | February 26, 2013

Tweet I am always surprised (and I really shouldn’t be) that we do a great job of responding to critical incidents but almost always fail to document what we did so it can be referenced in the future. As IT leaders we need to proactively document the impacts of planned and unplanned changes.  Whethere it… Read More »

An Approach To Project Assessments

By | December 2, 2012

Tweet Every IT leader at one point or another will be asked to conduct project assessments.  Sometimes it is a project that was initiated by your department and others it is a project that was started in a different part of your organization.  Rarely are successful projects reviewed (even though we should, as we are… Read More »

Evolving IT Change Management into an Enterprise Service

By | December 15, 2011

Tweet In 2004, we began down the road of adopting the IT Infrastructure Library framework. We began implementing our ITIL processes with Incident Management and Service Desk. We quickly followed with creating a Service Catalogue. The next major process was Change Management. A group of  key people were assigned to become our IT Change Advisory… Read More »