Latest from Michael Krigsman
Data loss CEOs should go to jail
Richard Thomas, head of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK, told Parliament that CEOs should be responsible for the protection of confidential data in their firm's possession, and should face criminal charges in the event of data loss.This recommendation comes in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, in particular the loss of unencrypted information on 25 million UK citizens by UK Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Letter template reveals Wisconsin social security numbers
Social security numbers belonging to as many as 5000 Wisconsin taxpayers were exposed because of a bad letter template used with a misaligned letter folding machine during a state tax form mailing. The letter format placed the social security number too close to the address field, causing it to be exposed outside the envelope.
Self-Contradictory Government IT Failure Report
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reports that the number of federal government high-risk IT projects has declined since the start of this year. This information is presented in two reports: the quarterly project High Risk List and the Management Watch List.
Government Report: UK IT Projects Still Failing
Back in the 2001 time frame, the Office of Government Commerce (National Audit Office) in the UK established a program for avoiding large-scale IT failures. The program, called the Gateway Process, established a series of evaluation milestones, or gates, against which a project must be reviewed over its lifecycle.
Government Regulation of IT Projects?
Kevin Brady poses the title question on his interesting blog. He makes the following argument:I pointed out during a challenging exchange that the only reason why the building and engineering industries had 95% + project success rates is because of strong regulation /legislation backed up by local government inspection and enforced professionalism i.