INTERVIEW: How to Structure Cyber Incident Response. At a recent cyber war game simulation, executives across various corporate functions worked through a major cyber security breach at a fictitious company. The simulation underscored the need to continually review cyber incident response plans and command structures to ensure organizations can handle cyber incidents and return to normal operations as quickly as possible, say war game participants Deborah Golden, a Deloitte & Touche LLP principal and Deloitte Advisory’s Federal Cyber leader, and retired U.S. Navy Captain John Gelinne, a Deloitte Advisory director with Deloitte & Touche LLP. In a post-simulation interview, Golden and Gelinne discuss how federal agencies can look to military readiness planning to structure cyber incident responses to mitigate risk and protect mission-critical assets. Read more

STRATEGY: If You Haven’t Begun Cybersecurity Incident Response Planning, is it Already Too Late? The question is no longer whether we will be breached but when we will be breached. Cybersecurity is a C-suite and board-level issue requiring a comprehensive risk management strategy, intelligent investment and integration across the organization. Read more

PRIVATE SECTOR: Cyber Security Demands Early Detection and Rapid Response. Attackers are more sophisticated and striking a broader set of companies. Like the construction company that suddenly discovered more than $4 million in payroll for its 1,000 employees had been covertly transferred to who knows where. Or the CEO of a big tech firm who awoke one day to discover that all the company’s computer hard drives had been solidly encrypted and an anonymous hacker was offering to sell him the key to unfreeze them for thousands of dollars. And the biotech conglomerate that learned – via a call from the FBI – that a criminal cyber sleuth had accessed its network for more than six months looking for regulatory documents that could tip off Wall Street traders about the status of its developing drugs. Read more

SECURITY: When APIs and DevOps Meet Cybersecurity. Center of gravity will flow to middleware and cybersecurity process expertise as software integration proliferates in the enterprise cybersecurity market. Read more


PLATFORMS: Business Intelligence Has Evolved Into Simplified and Accessible Platforms. The focus of next-generation business intelligence tools is therefore in reducing the complexity needed for businesses to make more sense out of the mountains of data they are likely to be sitting on. Consider two business intelligence platforms that simplify data science, such that businesses of all scales from startup to enterprise can leverage the power of BI in making better data-driven decisions. Read more

TRENDS: 10 Business Intelligence Trends for 2016. This past year saw a big shift toward businesses leveraging self-service analytics data. Rita Sallam, a Research Vice President at Gartner who focuses on BI and analytics, said self-service data preparation will become an increasingly important component of a pervasive modern
BI platform deployment, be it through embedded tools or geared toward improving data governance. Read more

CRM: 5 Risks of a Dated Business Intelligence Solution. When it comes to business intelligence (BI), the struggle is classic: Centralized IT is concerned with data governance, whereas users want freedom to access data quickly. While keeping up with the breakneck pace of the modern business landscape requires on-demand intelligence, IT departments are hesitant to let go of the strong governance structures that legacy BI platforms boast. Given these changes, today’s CIOs stand at a crossroads. Should they keep investing in legacy BI solutions that have strong governance but slow businesses down, or should they embrace a next-generation BI platform that helps them stay ahead of the curve? Read more

FREE TRIALS: 7 Great Business Intelligence Software With Free Trials. The most effective way to improve your business over time is by analyzing the past, working out your problems and changing for the future. A powerful way of doing this is by implementing web-based business intelligence software into your everyday workflow.
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