Cybersecurity Starts at the Top

  A majority of an organization’s information is now stored and transferred in digital form creating an extremely urgent need for them to secure their data. The integrity of this digital information is constantly being challenged by attacks aimed at stealing, exposing or manipulating it. This hostile environment affects all industries, from healthcare to finance

The Importance of Analytics to Cybersecurity

In part 5 of 6 Vlogs, CTI’s Director of Cybersecurity, Ben Thurston makes the connection between cybersecurity monitoring and analytics. Ben explains the importance of analytics in gathering data and information from multiple security sources to provide insight into what is going on from a security/risk posture. Security analytics, like the CTI CustomerUniverse, collects information

A Multi-layered Approach to Securing Data Assets

In this 3rd of 6 Vblogs, CTI’s Ben Thurston explains to Mark Janowicz that there is no one cybersecurity solution that will solve all problems when it comes to data security.  The best approach, Ben explains is a multi-layered one. The data that is owned by your marketing team contains a lot of important and

CTI CustomerUniverse – Campaigns Across the Lifecycle

In this final (6 of 6) video blogs, Mark Janowicz, Product Director of CTI CustomerUniverse gives marketers insight into how, when and why to launch campaigns that match the needs of the customer based on where they are in the lifecycle journey.  Mark explains how the CTI CustomerUniverse makes it easy to identify, target and

Triangulating and closing security compromises

But the CEO told me to wire $60K to the Caymans! We’ve seen a recent rash of e-mail exploits that blend “social engineering” with e-mail technology. These exploits use e-mail to impersonate respected leaders and authorities of an enterprise giving direction to subordinates or delivering malware payloads and links in what looks like a trusted

How to Value the Cost of a Data Breach

As the Founder and CEO of a technology consulting firm, there are many proprietary data concerns that we must consider and protect, not the least of which is our client information. While our firm, Corporate Technologies, Inc (CTI). may not be directly subject to data security regulations, providing services to many of our clients obligates

Higher Ed – Everyone is Trying to Solve the Same Problem

Data Governance and Student Success — I just attended the Higher Ed Data Warehouse (HEDW) conference, which this year was hosted at the University of Arizona in Tucson.   This is our second year attending (as a sponsor).    U of A is a sizeable institution with an excellent facility to accommodate the 300+ attendees.  And Tucson

Analytics for Higher-Ed: A World of Opportunities, But Beware

Student Life-cycle at HEDW Conference —   On April 23rd – 26th, CTI is once again sponsoring the Higher Education Data Warehouse conference. Last year at the conference we introduced the concept of the “Student Lifecycle” to drive recruitment, retention and success. The impact of analytics is driving improvements in University performance across a broad

A new IT Paradigm? Hardly – still the “I” before the “T”

From Data to Decisions — I’ve made my career in the world of enterprise computing and have lived through the barrage of marketing slogans that have accompanied decades of “paradigm” shifts. Do you recall the professed wisdom of these marketing mantras? HP told us “Invent”, but maybe we should first…. “Think” as IBM had suggested