Author: Nigel Phair

Why video games belong in the workplace

Video games can help make you more motivated, improve your memory, increase your efficiency, and enhance your feelings of empathy, according to research published by TechnologyAdvice.com. All this can make you more productive in the workplace.

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Welcome to DirectorTech Advisory 003

I’m pleased to bring you DirectorTech Advisory 003, the third instalment of this initiative from the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.

Either download the PDF with all the content, or click through to the individual articles.

All DirectorTech content is now free to read, including issue 002 or  issue 001, so please encourage your friends and colleagues to subscribe for FREE updates.

Nigel Phair
Managing Editor

 

DirectorTech 003 PDF

Download DirectorTech 003 PDF, all the material in DirectorTech’s second Advisory, December 2017, in a single PDF.

Security leadership is the real skills shortage

Despite the constant messaging about Australia’s lack of cybersecurity skills, Nigel Phair thinks it’s not so much a skills shortage as a leadership shortage.

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Welcome back to DirectorTech, with an update

I’m pleased to bring you DirectorTech Advisory 002, the second issue of this new initiative from the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra.

As of 22 February 2018, all existing content is now out from behind the paywall, both for issue 002, and for issue 001 from September.

Our plan is now to produce six advisories in 2018, all of them free to read. The first will be with you by Friday 2 March.

Please register now for free updates.

We want DirectorTech to keep evolving to bring you what you need. So whether you subscribe or not, please let us know what you think.

Nigel Phair
Managing Editor

DirectorTech 002 PDF

Download DirectorTech 002 PDF, all the material in DirectorTech’s second Advisory, December 2017, in a single PDF.

The workplace law of social media

As the boundaries between corporate life and private life blur, comments employees make on social media can get them sacked, and the law seem to back up the employers. Nigel Phair highlights some recent cases before the Fair Work Commission and the courts.
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How do you put a price on cyber risk?

Australia’s new Notifiable Data Breaches laws will change the risk equation should an organisation suffer a cyber attack. Could cyber insurance help manage that risk? Nigel Phair looks at the state of the industry.

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Welcome to DirectorTech

Technology is transforming organisations faster than ever before, so understanding it is vital. But most technology-related news is written by technologists for technologists, and in the rush of the continuous news cycle there’s little time to reflect.

DirectorTech intends to address that. We’re stepping back to reflect. We’ll look back at some of the key technology stories, and dig into them to highlight their lessons for company directors — in the language of company directors.

After all, company directors have a responsibility to inform themselves, so they can make the big decisions about the strategy, risk and governance of technology in their organisation.

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DirectorTech 001 PDF

Download DirectorTech 001 PDF, all the material in DirectorTech’s first Advisory, September 2017, in a single PDF.

Virtual Reality: the need for strategy

Businesses are already adopting VR, but Nigel Phair wonders where the strategy is.

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Governance and the sharing economy

As Nigel Phair notes, the disruption of existing business models can cause confusion.

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The business risks of artificial intelligence

If you trust a machine to make your decisions, you’d better be prepared, writes Nigel Phair.

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Plan for your inevitable cybersecurity breach

You’ll recover faster if you’ve prepared a cybersecurity incident response plan, writes Nigel Phair. Maybe you even need a CERT.

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