Author Archives: Anastasia Steinour

Prepare For GDPR: Start With Privacy By Design Principles! – with Ann Cavoukian

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Offense and Defense Community. 

This week my guest is Ann Cavoukian, Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University.

Ann and I talk about privacy, GDPR and the concept of privacy by design, which Ann created. Privacy by design was recognized by the International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners as an essential component of fundamental privacy protection and it is a core part of the European Union GDPR regulations. Continue reading

Why Is The Google Cloud Platform Good For Your Business?

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Offense and Defense Community.

This week my guests are Mark Mandel and Francesc Campoy Flores who run the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Podcast. They produce a weekly podcast discussing everything on Google Cloud Platform that would benefit your business. As you look at alternatives like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, you should also look at Google Cloud Platform.

Our conversation is super techy, but very informative. Listen to the interview and learn more about Google Cloud Platform. Continue reading

Avoid Being Vulnerable: Put your Passwords to the Test | Security

An interesting question that is super tactical and something that has been coming up during every CIO Lunch is:

“What do you see happening with password construction guidelines?”

The truth is, passwords are a complete vulnerability for companies. A lot of the time, we make it too easy for hackers. So what type of guidelines should you put into place to avoid this?

When developing password guidelines, it’s helpful to train users to use phrases when they are developing their passwords. Sentences or structured phrases are better than randomly generated numbers or symbols. It’s easier for the user to remember and harder for the hackers to crack. Continue reading

Passwords Redefined | Make Your Password Interesting, Not Difficult! – with James Crifasi

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Offense and Defense Community.

My guest this week is James Crifasi, Vice President and CTO of RedZone Technologies.

In this interview we discuss the importance of password security. Implementing a strong password policy and educating users is vital to your organization’s IT Security Immune System.

Listen to the interview to learn about how to create a strong password in order to protect your company from hackers and fishing attacks. Continue reading

CIO Visualization Skills of the Top 20% – with Scott Berinato

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Offense and Defense Community.

My guest this week is Scott Berinato, author of Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations, and Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review.

In this interview we discuss bridging the world of data science and the art of data visualization. Scott and I focus on how we make good use of Data Visualization skills that I believe are critical for CIOs to have.

Listen to the interview to learn more on how to be a better data visualization guy and methods of being a good data storyteller. Continue reading