Author Archives: CSC ExecutiveViews

How a Recent Study Got It Wrong: Lower Budgets not Reducing IT Security

The Wall Street Journal recently covered a PWC study that concluded that since security budgets have stopped going up, our corporate security must be going down. While that is certainly one possible outcome, I believe that if you securely harness … Continue reading

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More than a Crime

At a recent session presented by the American Enterprise Institute, NSA Director and Commander of the US Cyber Command General Keith Alexander called cybercrime “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” Is this true? Numbers relating to cybercrime — and … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Ruling on ACA Forces Healthcare’s Hand on Exchanges

After three months of deliberations, the Supreme Court, in what appears to be a carefully orchestrated alignment of divergent views and interpretations, delivered a decision that upholds the constitutionality of the requirement for individuals to obtain health insurance coverage (or … Continue reading

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The Real Reasons Why Cyber Is Now Front-Page News

A front-page article on cybersecurity by Ellen Nakashima, published in the March 18, 2012, edition of The Washington Post, is important in several ways.  First, the article discusses the use of cyber as a weapon system, i.e., as a component … Continue reading

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NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2012

It’s a milestone year for this, the 20th NASSCOM India Leadership Forum (NILF), and as I arrived at the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai to attend the annual showcase, the first impression that I got was that the event is … Continue reading

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Is IT Making Unemployment Worse? The Debate Has Begun

In America, the combination of high unemployment and the start of the presidential election process has sparked a great deal of debate about how jobs are created, and lost. Nothing new there. Similar academic and populist debates have been part … Continue reading

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All I want for IT in 2012 (Predictions for IT in 2012 by CSC)

On cloud! On data! On cyber! On mobile! On tablets! On social networks…okay, you get the point. It’s December, and for those of us in IT, ’tis the season for predicting what trends will be dashing through enterprises in 2012. … Continue reading

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People vs. Diaz Fails to Consider Enterprise Data on Mobile Devices

On October 10, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a proposed law, SB 914, which would have required the police to obtain a warrant to search the cell phones, laptops or tablet computers of individuals who are arrested or detained by … Continue reading

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Understanding the Value of Corporate Responsibility

“Corporate Social Responsibility isn’t about giving money away and adopting the latest cause of activists. CSR and sustainability are approaches to business operation and execution that build employee engagement, improve environmental performance, create positive social impact, enable operational efficiency, reduce … Continue reading

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For Better or Worse, Global Banking Will Encounter Global Cyber Threats

The Washington Post report on the suspected North Korean cyberattack is troubling in a number of ways. If true, the attack signals that commercial institutions are – as many have suspected – the targets of weapons-grade, state-sponsored cyberattacks and exploits. Such … Continue reading

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