Boardroom Metrics Blog

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Analyzing the Ashley Madison Data Breach

Analyzing a Data Breach: Ashley Madison – the Good, the Bad, and of course the Ugly Recently, the Ashley Madison network was compromised, allegedly by a group known as the Impact Team. The hackers have asked the owners of this site and another site called ‘Established Men’, to take down both sites, or they will … read more

Governments are also Targets for Hackers

Most of us are aware that Canadian, USA and other governments are under constant attack from other sovereign nations, usually for the purposes of obtaining military or economic information. Many of us also know that our own governments have similar programs in place. However, there are many others out there who also try to hack … read more

Information Security – Separate or Integrate?

You’ve decided you need to set up an Information Security group in your IT department, or perhaps you already have one but it is not performing to your expectations. One of the decisions you have to make is whether to integrate IT security within your current structure or to keep some of it separate from … read more

Information Security is really Risk Management. Change your Perspective

Information Security in some organizations is considered to be a roadblock to doing business. In some cases, unfortunately, this has been true, and it’s because the business do not view information security as risk management, and because IT do not present it as such. Most organizations have a risk management function, and business units deal … read more

Do You Have a Strong Information Security Awareness Program?

You’ve analyzed the risks and decided to implement an Information Security Awareness Program for your employees. What should you include in such a program? The following provides some examples of what you should be telling your staff about in any Information Security Awareness Program. Personal Information Security: Many employees do not believe information security in … read more

IT Security Alert!!! Are Your Employees Endangering You?

Your employees could be the greatest danger when it comes to IT security and protecting your organization’s information. You have ensured that some of the best technology available has been deployed to protect your organization: firewalls, anti-virus, web filtering and more, but what have you done to educate and empower your staff on information security … read more

What’s in a Word? Maybe a Job!

~~ When I am Career Coaching, many of my Clients tell me that their skills are transferable to every industry.  I then ask the question, ‘but is your Lingo-transferable’. Every industry has their own set of, acronyms, buzz-words, slangs, insider-terminology, nomenclature. In the Watch business, I had to know my Bezel from a Crown and … read more

Income Options for Post Corporate Executives

To help you be successful, post-corporate means to look long and hard and answer the following 3 questions: What is your unique expertise? Where is your expertise valued as a paid-for-service? How can you get your message known to that potential market? It may be difficult to answer these questions initially, and we hope this … read more

The CEO as an Organization’s Chief Communications Officer

The role of the Chief Executive Officer has never been more complex and all encompassing. While outcomes and performance will always be the CEO’s primary focus, accountability for today’s leader goes well beyond this, and stretches into new and expanded core competencies. For many – some are natural leadership traits, many others are learned skills. … read more

Are you under Pressure to Win Proposals and RFP’s?

Are you under Pressure to Win Proposals and RFP’s? Is it your responsibility to respond to RFPs and Proposals within your organization? Last week we received this thank you letter from one of our clients:                   What strikes us about this thank you note, is how the … read more

Is your Brand meaningful to your target audience?

As the needs and wants of the consumer change and alter – your Brand needs to evolve too. What to do if your Brand isn’t working? As a key to Brand success, evolution must be included in your Brand Strategy. Remaining on target can be challenging – it means you must always understand your current … read more

Driverless Truck?

The Driverless Truck? It’s a TRAIN! There has been a lot of hype and excitement surrounding the new phenomenon that is the “driverless truck” and the endless possibilities it presents to the future of the Logistics industry. The idea of the “driverless truck” must be hugely appealing to transport companies already facing significant pay increases … read more