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Business management strategy: Two CEOs, better than one?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: ‘If you have two CEOs, you have no CEOs’, is the old phrase. Earlier this year, several major tech companies moved away from co-CEO experiments, including Salesforce and Oracle. Academics argue that the co-CEO model is doomed to fail due to the human inclination to indulge in competition, the lack of clear chain of command, potential internal strife and lack of consistent, external brand image. But, bucking the...

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2FA & smart display? Zoom’s new approach to meetings

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Strengthening security with 2FA As millions of employees began to work from home due to social distancing rules, the Zoom platform saw a thirty-fold increase in usage. The Zoom platform now hosts over 300 million meeting participants per day. After a spate of ‘Zoom-bombings’, Zoom thoroughly reassessed and reinvented its cyber security measures. From a revamped bug bounty program to encryption to resolving a...

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Shock, challenges & rebounding from the coronavirus pandemic

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The coronavirus crisis has forced organizations to redefine their missions, their approaches and in some instances, their products or services. This moment for pause and reflection will ultimately enable businesses to operate more effectively and dynamically moving forward. Enrich your post-pandemic business model by: Reevaluating changed customer behaviors. Over 50% of consumers report that their values have...

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Cyber-physical system attacks, a clear and present danger

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: As IT systems, IoT and operational technology converge, attacks on cyber-physical systems (CPS) in industrial, healthcare and other contexts will unfold with dire consequences, predicts Gartner. Cyber-physical systems, defined as “systems that are engineered to orchestrate sensing, computation, control, networking and analytics to interact with the physical world (including humans),” are coming together in new...

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School districts square against ransomware

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This fall, millions of students worldwide are engaged in online learning. While school software systems may have included vulnerabilities prior this point in time, the coronavirus pandemic has amplified these risks. In many US school districts, limited resources exist to secure networks, to install patches, and to ensure error-free operations. Online systems constructed without authentication controls, and VPNs, for...