How The Right Language Can Improve Business-IT Relationships & Strategy

June 18th, 2018

Contributed by David Johnson

In recent months, I have had a lot of conversations with my peers in IT companies around the USA.  One of those conversations was around the language used by IT professionals. The question was asked: “How should I be speaking to my business leaders and managers so they will consider me an equal and not just a support resource?”

The BRM Body of Knowledge (BRMBoK) defines five business relationship maturity levels, however, only the two lower levels and the final level are relevant to this language discussion.

How SPOT Monitoring Helps with Top 20 CIS Critical Security Controls

June 18th, 2018

Contributed by David Johnson

The CIS Critical Security Controls are a recommended set of actions for cyber defense that provide specific and actionable ways to stop today's most pervasive and dangerous attacks. A principal benefit of the Controls is that they prioritize and focus a smaller number of actions with high pay-off results.