Cybersecurity is now a board-level issue, but many organizations still struggle to get security risk management right
"Corporate leaders now rank cybersecurity as a top-level priority, seeing it as a strategic risk that must be managed," notes Mary K. Pratt in
"Yet surveys of executives and board members suggest that they're still falling short on that task.
The 2019 Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey from Marsh and Microsoft found that 79% of respondents put cyber risk as a top five concern for their organization, with 22% saying it is their top concern. Yet only 11% report a high degree of confidence in their organization's cyber resiliency..."
Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders
Carla Rudder writes in
The Enterprisers Project
"Each month, through our partnership with Harvard Business Review, we refresh our business library for CIOs with five new HBR articles we believe CIOs and IT leaders will value highly. The curated pieces below are available now through the end of May.
- Emotional intelligence: How to beat the stress and distraction cycle
- The transformer CLO
- Happiness traps: How we sabotage ourselves at work
- What to do if you think your job is at risk
- How to form stronger bonds with people at work
Read on for details.
There's no playbook for hiring and onboarding during a pandemic. LogMeIn CIO Ian Pitt shares how his IT team's zero-touch onboarding model and related processes are working
"When our offices closed six weeks ago, LogMeIn was in the midst of hiring about 150 people,"
recalls Ian Pitt in The Enterprisers Project
"Some of them had already accepted positions and were waiting to start their new job, while others completed the interview process virtually.
For many companies, the disruption of a global pandemic might delay the hiring process while new logistics and processes were put into place. Fortunately, our IT organization was prepared to quickly set up these new employees thanks to a zero-touch onboarding model and other processes we quickly stood up..."
As NASCIO Midyear goes virtual, state technology chiefs from Tennessee, Massachusetts and Washington share their COVID-19 pivots, what weaknesses were exposed and the foundations being laid for a new normal
"NASCIO President and New Hampshire CIO Denis Goulet welcomed attendees to a very different gathering of state chief information officers on Monday," notes Noelle Knell in
"For the first time ever, it's a virtual event, with panelists assembling from their home offices across the country in light of travel restrictions and shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19. While organizations across the globe have stepped up their virtual meeting capabilities in recent weeks, there is perhaps no group better suited to making a successful transition to an online event..."
CIOs such as Jim Fowler are preparing for employees to return to the office post-COVID-19, a process that will result in more digital services for employees and customers alike
"More than a month after the coronavirus crisis forced employees worldwide to work from home, many U.S. companies are now planning the next move: what work life will be like when they return to the office.
This scenario is something for which Nationwide CIO Jim Fowler is actively planning. Since Nationwide ordered its 28,000 employees to work from home in March, Fowler has digitized much of the organization's software development and other activities. Now he's envisioning what the office will look like when staff are asked to return to work, ideally sometime this year. Fowler expects the 'usage of digital tools is going to skyrocket' as employees who have become accustomed to the new way of working expect the same environment when they return to the office. He isn't alone in that sentiment..."
Forget rogue traders, Barings is still going strong, and the investment bank's CIO is leading the way with data science and other enabling technologies
"Mention Barings to anyone working in business for the past couple of decades, and they will talk about rogue trader Nick Leeson and the infamous 1995 collapse of a company established in 1762, as a result of his fraudulent trading," notes Sooraj Shah in
"Today, however, Barings is a $338bn international investment management firm, owned since 2005 by US mutual life insurance company MassMutual. It is Britain's oldest investment bank, and once listed Queen Elizabeth II among its clients..."
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