Listen Up CIOs and CISOs: Are You Ready for What's Coming?

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Be the Change Agent

CIOs are in the limelight nowadays, namely thanks to the negative, panic-inducing sentiments around the overall uptick in cybercrime across the world. "Be the change you want to see" is a cliché that rings true here, as more and more IT executives are in the position to proactively prevent malicious attacks and inspire others to do the same. CIOs and CISOs alike will succeed in the age of cloud computing and BYOD by assuming a position of influence and ensuring a security model that enables employees to enjoy a non-disruptive, but protected user experience. You can have the strongest security in the world, but if no one uses it, it's really not secure at all.

In a world without walls, protecting highly sensitive files and data is much harder than it used to be. Ultimately, today's CIOs must operate with the philosophy that leaks will happen, that the perimeter is inherently porous and sensitive user data will travel, whether they like it or not. Not to mention, forcing employees into a restrictive workflow is a losing proposition that runs the risk of pushing users to go rogue. Just look at the industry that has sprung up around protecting against shadow IT.

In the face of this reality, the question becomes, what should be top of mind for CIOs and CISOs everywhere? With 2014 dubbed the year of the data breach, and the severity of attacks already intensifying in 2015, Robin Daniels, chief marketing officer at Veradocs, has outlined five unique strategies for both CIOs and CISOs to innovate, excel and inspire change to protect both the enterprise and individuals from the inevitable — even after the inevitable happens.

Robin Daniels is the chief marketing officer at Veradocs, a data security company that enables businesses and end-users to easily secure, track and share digital information across all platforms and devices. Robin is a prominent advocate and expert on enterprise software, security technologies, and cloud and mobile computing and how it is transforming enterprises and the software industry. Before coming to Veradocs, Robin led enterprise marketing at Box, growing the company over 5x. Having worked in the tech industry for over 15 years for leading companies such as Salesforce, Veritas and Vignette, Robin has extensive knowledge in the areas of cloud computing, enterprise software, collaboration technologies, and business innovation. He can be reached via Twitter at @Robin_Daniels.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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