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February 4, 2022

By Yuri Bobbert

Never trust and always verify - the increasing number of cyber threats & risks

Digital & IT

The increased digitization of the world we live and work in, has given rise to an increasing number of cyber threats and IT-risks. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a huge surge in the number, the intensity, and the sophistication of the attacks. But it’s not all doom and gloom. With

Opinion Column

December 20, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

Why FUD fails and BAD prevails in Digital Security

Digital & IT

Many cyber security specialists or security software sales representatives want to convince people to act or buy certain products by frightening them with statements like: “if you don’t do (or buy) this, you will be hacked.” Sadly, this way of communicating is still an often-used approach

Opinion Research

December 16, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

How online business platforms could improve citizen services

Digital & IT

In 2020, Yves Vanderbeken graduated from the Executive Master in IT Governance and Assurance (aka MITGA). His research is still a burning topic in our society: how to find and select the right citizen services from the government to help us? And how could online service platforms improve

Expertise Opinion Column

September 8, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

The evolving role of the CISO in the public sector

Digital & IT

Over the last seven years, our role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has gained significant importance within communities, because communities that want to be in line with the Baseline Information Security Government urgently need such a CISO. About 50% of the job vacancies on

Opinion

June 10, 2021

By Steven De Haes

Knowledge and talent can only thrive in a climate of openness

Corporate

After the first wave of the coronavirus crisis last summer, Antwerp Management School launched a joint call with leaders from the academic and the business world. A call to form a coalition that dares to invest in knowledge and talent, as these are our principal assets to make Flanders

Expertise Opinion Column

May 12, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

Strategic Approaches to Digital Platform Security Assurance

Digital & IT

Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine a business without technology. Most industries are becoming "smarter" and more tech-driven. We live in the era of the "platform society." For example, Coursera has become the world's most prominent online educator, collaborating with over 200 leading

Expertise Opinion Column

January 5, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

Get the biggest bang for your security buck

Digital & IT

Over the last seven years, our role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has drastically changed. According to our Microsoft Outlook Analytics client, more than fifty percent of our mail is spam from cyber security suppliers, trying to grab our attention by selling fear,

Opinion Column

December 8, 2020

By Yuri Bobbert

Is Digital Security a market for lemons?

Digital & IT

Although information security has a long history, it wasn’t really top of mind of senior management, Board or other employees until late 2010. A “security professional” became a real job and market demand has grown ever since. Awareness about security risks increased significantly. The

Opinion Column

November 3, 2020

By Yuri Bobbert

Which of these 4 CISO archetypes do you deserve?

Digital & IT

Why is it that CISOs have such a low retention in firms and leave after 1-2 years? Is this because recruiters and HR professionals find it hard to discover what is actually needed and “copy paste” function profiles with the exact same requirements, rather than looking at the real need in

Opinion Research

August 21, 2020

By Yuri Bobbert

Digital risks to business, what do they cost?

Digital & IT

Analyzing Business Information Security for a data breach use case In a digital business world that is highly distributed via an eco-system, ensuring your digital assurance becomes vital. Everything needs to continuously work and Confidentially, Integrity and Auditability have to be

Opinion Research

July 15, 2020

By Yves Vanderbeken

Going shopping for citizen services with your government platform app?

Digital & IT

As a student of the Executive Master in IT Governance and Assurance (aka MITGA), I graduated in June 2020 with a subject that matters to us all: how to find and select the right citizen services from the government to help us? And more importantly, how can governments apply digital

Opinion Column

June 29, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 13: Strategy Development Cycle

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

Which steps do we need to go through to develop an effective strategy? A strategy is a course of action followed by an organization to realize its purpose. In contrast to common use, strategy is not what an organization intends to do (its plan of action), but what it actually does (its