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18 May 2017
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The CIO Role Is Changing [63520]
Datamation, May 18th 2017

"Nowadays, chief information officers (CIOs) are charged with more than keeping their organization's IT operations up and running, according to a new study from IT staffing specialist Robert Half Technology.

In a survey of 2,500 CIOs in the U.S., the firm discovered that 35 percent of CIOs now consider their roles as chiefly functional, down from 44 percent five years ago. More than a third (34 percent) of the technology executives said their role was mostly strategic, up from 32 percent five years ago. Twenty-one percent view their role as transformational, up from 19 percent, and nine percent said their roles were a combination of all three..."
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18 May 2017
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3 In 5 Companies Expect To Be Breached In 2017 [63465]
HelpNet Security, May 18th 2017

"New research found that of the 50 percent who reported being breached in 2016, the average material impact to the business was $4 million.

Vanson Bourne interviewed 600 senior IT decision-makers at organisations with at least 1,000 employees across Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The survey found that 35 percent of companies suffered two or more breaches in the last twelve months. Unfortunately, 3 in 5 expect to be breached in 2017, with 29 percent believing they won't even know they were breached when it happens. As a result, survey respondents are focused on mitigating their exposure points as an organisation - with 65 percent seeing identity management as a foundation of their security strategy..."
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18 May 2017
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Companies Grow More Vulnerable To Insider Threats (Slideshow) [63484]
CIO Insight, May 18th 2017

"An increasing majority of managers feel their company is more vulnerable to insider threats compared to last year, according to a new survey. Seventy-four percent of respondents to Haystax Technology's "Insider Attacks Industry Survey" feel exposed to threats from employees, a dramatic seven-point increase since the 2015 survey. Haystax, a security and analytics firm, and Crowd Research Partners conducted the crowd-based survey on 300,000 members of LinkedIn's Information Security Community..."
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17 May 2017
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6 Technology Trends That Will Change The Way Business Leaders Think About Risk [63472]
TechRepublic, May 17th 2017

"As cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) gain prominence in the enterprise, tech and business leaders alike must reconsider risk management plans and how they impact business objectives, according to French Caldwell, a former White House cybersecurity advisor, former Gartner fellow and vice president, and current chief evangelist for MetricStream.

In the past, risk management meetings occurred quarterly or even annually, and ongoing monitoring was rare. This is not wise to do with emerging technologies and digital transformation efforts underway at many companies, Caldwell said..."
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16 May 2017
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Majority Of CISOs Begin Prioritising GDPR Compliance [63507]
Information Age, May 16th 2017

"Over half (52%) of financial services CISOs are focusing on GDPR compliance as an investment priority for the upcoming year, data from the Network Group Events' 2017 Financial Services Information Security Network event shows.

The survey found that nearly three quarters (74%) of CISOs in the sector were prioritising security governance and compliance management in their cyber-security strategies, up from 64% at the 2016 event. This data highlights the areas of compliance CISOs will be focussing on ahead of the GDPR regulation coming into effect in May 2018..."
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16 May 2017
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C-Level Business Executives Are Playing A Bigger Role In Tech Spending, But CIOs Still Remain Dominant [63483]
Forrester, May 16th 2017

"Artificial Intelligence (AI) may seem like a vision for a distant future, but in truth, AI is all around us as machines are increasingly learning to sense, learn, reason, act and adapt in the real world. This is transforming industries and changing our lives in amazing new ways, by amplifying human capabilities, automating tedious or dangerous tasks, and solving some of our most challenging societal problems. In this article, we'll discuss the path to AI with Intel technologies. Let's take a closer look at AI's primary enabler machine learning as well as its younger sibling deep learning..."
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