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May 15, 2017  2:07 PM

UK government, NHS and Windows XP support – what really happened

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, GDS, Government IT, Information security, IT security, Microsoft, NHS, Ransomware, Windows XP

In all the debate about the NHS ransomware attack, much has been made of a...

September 23, 2016  10:18 AM

Breach, rinse, repeat – when will companies get the IT security basics right?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, Cybercrime, Data breach, data breach notification, Hacker, Information security, IT security, SQL injection, TalkTalk, Yahoo

The news that Yahoo suffered a security breach affecting half a billion users has heads shaking and critics justifiably slamming corporate security practices once more. We...


May 23, 2014  1:28 PM

The new CIO reality – reputational risk from IT problems will be a big factor in the changing role

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BBC, CIO, Cyber security, DMI, Ebay, Hackers, Information security, security breach, Target

It's not been a great week for public perceptions of technology.

First, yet another major sporting event had problems selling tickets. The Glasgow Commonwealth Games...

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March 28, 2013  11:52 AM

The predictability of what you’re going through

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, BlackBerry, CIO, Dell, Google, Hackers, HP, Information security, innovation, nokia, Recession, Strategy

While we marvel and despair at the pace of changes being wrought by the technology industry, there's a body of opinion that everything we are seeing now was entirely predictable.

I enjoy the work of Carlota Perez and


November 9, 2012  12:11 PM

We need more visionary IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Barclays, CIO, Information security, innovation, Leadership

When IT leaders explain their reasons for not moving to a new technology, it is almost always due to immediate or short-term perceived problems.

Should you move to the cloud? Security is a concern. Should you overhaul your information security? Ooh, too risky, what if we get hit by...


May 6, 2011  10:58 AM

Prepare now – mandatory data breach disclosure is on its way

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, Data breach, Data protection, Hackers, Information security, IT security, Security, Sony

We have Sony to thank for raising the bar of the world's biggest data breaches - with some 100 million people potentially affected by the hack on its Playstation...

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