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Who's hacking your refrigerator?

Now that everything's networked and process control systems are easy to hack, here's a quick-reference guide to figuring out who's behind each type of security incident.

Written by Derek Slater12 Nov. 11 05:50

Enterprise risk management: Get started in six steps

Let's say your organization doesn't have a formal enterprise risk management program. If you're at a big company, ERM might seem daunting because of silos, inertia and so on.

Written by Derek Slater09 Sept. 10 13:12

Enterprise risk management: Get started in six steps

Let's say your organization doesn't have a formal enterprise risk management program. If you're at a big company, ERM might seem daunting because of silos, inertia and so on.

Written by Derek Slater08 Sept. 10 01:15

State of the CSO 2010: Progress and peril

Security is very old in most respects, yet very young in others. As a corporate discipline, security unfortunately languished for years in the basement.

Written by Derek Slater29 June 10 07:11

Employee Safety in Global Hotspots

What risks do employees face in a sour global economy? What countries pose a growing threat of kidnapping for ransom? Is Columbia safer than Mexico? Insights from a former FBI hostage negotiator.

Written by Derek Slater27 Nov. 08 11:53

Dilip Sarangan on Physical Security M&A

Dilip Sarangan tracks physical security companies for Frost & Sullivan. He expects the industry's "need to have" products to weather the economic storm well, with the big players (now including IBM and Cisco) looking for value-priced acquisitions.

Written by Derek Slater20 Nov. 08 11:18

Strategic Planning don'ts (and do's)

If the best-laid plans oft go astray, can we expect any better of plans that try to predict a company's growth, competitive landscape, work processes and technology requirements three to five years from now? Those are the ambitious goals of IT strategic plans - plans that are frequently threatened with obsolescence by technology changes and economic upheaval before the ink even dries.

Written by Derek Slater08 July 02 10:45

UPS launches CampusShip shipping tool

Enterprise application integration tools can cost half a million dollars, but the payback is there - for big companies and big projects.

Written by Derek Slater08 March 02 10:36

Costly, Painful and Worth It

Enterprise application integration tools can cost half a million dollars, but the payback is there - for big companies and big projects.

Written by Derek Slater08 March 02 10:36

How to Keep Up With Emerging Technologies

The hardest part of the CIO job is keeping up with the never-ending avalanche of technology developments - that's what our readers tell us anyway.

Written by Derek Slater05 Feb. 02 13:00

Let's Not Forget the Good Times

Not every industry is going down the tubes. Here are four strategies for CIOs fortunate enough to be coping with rapid corporate growth.

Written by Derek Slater10 Aug. 01 09:00

Fast, Cheap and Under Control

Here's how one CIO and his team pulled off a massive global migration six months ahead of schedule.

Written by Derek Slater11 Aug. 00 10:06

Interview: Looking Sharp: Kathryn Grant

Consumers won't drop big bucks on pricey gadgets that they can't see first, so at The Sharper Image, even online shoppers get to "experience" the merchandise.

Written by Derek Slater19 June 00 10:14

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