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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

Opinion Column

June 8, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 12: Rising Star Framework

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

Which moral dangers do I face while moving up the hierarchy? A rising star is a person of above average talent who quickly makes career steps within or across organizations, filling positions of increasingly important responsibility. With this rapid move up the hierarchy comes more power,

Opinion Column

April 30, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 11: Control Panel

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

How can I control what people in my organization do?   To be in control is to have the ability to steer the organization in any desired direction. The controls are the specific mechanisms used to do the steering. Some controls are formally assigned to certain people (hard controls), while

Opinion Column

March 30, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 10: Strategic Agility Model

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

How can I develop strategy in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world?   Developing strategy is about setting a course of action to achieve a particular purpose. It is about determining a route forward, while fully aware that the future can’t be predicted because the world is