On April 5, 2016, Simon Fraser University hosted a live stream of Edward Snowden: Big Data, Security and Human Rights. The talk had Mr Snowden live streamed from Russia and a panel of experts on the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The host was Laura Lynch from CBC.
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 material… Read More »
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. In… Read More »
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 is… Read More »
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 missing… Read More »
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 Board… Read More »