This week, I had the privilege of speaking to the fantastic team at South East Community Links (SECL). Now this presentation wasn't your normal IT on-boarding, we didn't touch on what we have planned for the users, creating a mobile workforce or protecting yourself on line - this was a little different.
The role of CIO in most organisations is rapidly changing with an ever advancing technological landscape. It is also harder to define the exact role with many organisations sharing the term CTO and CIO. For the purposes of this article we are adopting the definition that ComputerWeekly explained in a recent article.
Got an email from the CEO requesting urgent payment of an invoice (or something similar)? Don’t rush in to get the job done, because you might just be participating in a clever new social engineering hack that's going to wreak havoc with your IT Security. In other words, that email might not be from the boss at all. Instead, you might have received an order from a hacker, to pay a hacker.
The role of CIO is more than ever akin to trying to juggle while on a tightrope, hurtling towards a wall. It's complicated, it's constantly moving and if you fall off, it's going to take some time to get back on top.