IDG Connect

CIO Spotlight: Chris Howard, Slingshot

CIO Spotlight: Chris Howard, Slingshot

Discuss the importance of and challenges with training up high-performing staff. “Training up in tech has some special issues… The biggest challenge with filling higher-up roles is that there’s always going to be a people management...

Secret CSO: Tracy Reinhold, Everbridge

Secret CSO: Tracy Reinhold, Everbridge

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? "The worst trend is denial, when people refuse to accept that there is a real threat."

CTO Sessions: Marc Linster, EDB

CTO Sessions: Marc Linster, EDB

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “Agility, curiosity, leadership, and communication skills will become even more important. Technology cycles are accelerating…”

Two things most have missed about Musk’s Twitter takeover

Two things most have missed about Musk’s Twitter takeover

Much of the news surrounding Elon Musk's proposed takeover of Twitter has focused on free speech rather than the security implications of his suggested changes to the platform. Jamie Moles, Senior Technical Manager at ExtraHop, takes...

C-suite career advice: Simen Teigre, Neat

C-suite career advice: Simen Teigre, Neat

What advice would you give to someone starting their career in IT/tech? “Keep an open mind, stay positive. Find ways to help other people and they will pay you back in dividends.”

CIO Spotlight: Adam Landau, Buckle

CIO Spotlight: Adam Landau, Buckle

Does the conventional CIO role include responsibilities it should not hold? “The CIO role is becoming a key player in helping to shape and transform corporate culture while also maintaining a strong focus on information security,...

Secret CSO: Frank Russo, Calendly

Secret CSO: Frank Russo, Calendly

What metrics or KPIs do you use to measure security effectiveness? "The best indication that your security program is doing well is how quickly and effectively you can respond to incidents, both external and internal threats."

Message Queue (MQ) Software: Which solution is best?

Message Queue (MQ) Software: Which solution is best?

Peerspot users review the highest reviewed solutions in the message queue (MQ) market.

CTO Sessions: Paul Kohler, Strategic Security Solutions (S3)

CTO Sessions: Paul Kohler, Strategic Security Solutions (S3)

Do you have any trouble matching product/service strategy with tech strategy? “If you view technology as an enabler and not as the objective, matching the product/service strategy to tech strategy becomes seamless.”

C-suite career advice: Damian Fozard, CoreAVI

C-suite career advice: Damian Fozard, CoreAVI

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates? “I want people around me who have integrity, so a candidate who demonstrates candour will always be of interest.”

CIO Spotlight: Rich Temple, Deborah Heart and Lung Center

CIO Spotlight: Rich Temple, Deborah Heart and Lung Center

What are the CEO's top priorities for you in the coming year? “Rare is the hospital priority these days that doesn’t involve technology at its core...”

Secret CSO: Olivia Rose, Amplitude

Secret CSO: Olivia Rose, Amplitude

Is the security skills shortage affecting your organisation? “…We need to address the industry's current perspective on hiring – we have a massive imbalance.”

Security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR): Which solution is best?

Security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR): Which solution is best?

Peerspot users review the highest reviewed solutions in the security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) market.

CTO Sessions: Narek Verdian, Glovo

CTO Sessions: Narek Verdian, Glovo

What makes an effective tech strategy? “Keeping the company’s impact at the heart of everything you do. The ability to experiment, fail, learn, measure impact, reduce wasteful activities and effectively streamline.”

C-suite career advice: Thor Olof Philogène, Stravito

C-suite career advice: Thor Olof Philogène, Stravito

What are your career ambitions and have you reached them yet? “If I’m honest, I don’t have traditional career ambitions, that's why I’m an entrepreneur. What motivates me is being able to solve hairy problems. Success is the...

CIO Spotlight: Sarah Bennett, Mercator Group

CIO Spotlight: Sarah Bennett, Mercator Group

What advice would you give to aspiring IT leaders? “Don’t be afraid to put forward your ideas to those above you but don’t take it personally if they aren’t used; you may have sewn a seed for later use even if they aren’t put into...

Secret CSO: John Petrie, NTT Security

Secret CSO: John Petrie, NTT Security

What is the worst current trend in cybersecurity? “Complete dependence on a single security product/solution. Cybersecurity needs to be holistic and strategic to be successful and completely depends on top-notch people, process, and...

Secure access service edge (SASE): Which solution is best?

Secure access service edge (SASE): Which solution is best?

Peerspot users review the highest reviewed solutions in the secure access service edge (SASE) market.

CTO Sessions: Tzury Yochay, Reblaze

CTO Sessions: Tzury Yochay, Reblaze

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped? “… I can hardly remember coming across a ‘real-world’ platform that switched to or was built on blockchain.”

C-suite career advice: Rob Steele, iplicit

C-suite career advice: Rob Steele, iplicit

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Work hard, stay honest, respect your team, and make sure your workforce – including yourself – are always accountable.”

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