You’re out of Your Mind


You’re out of your mind if you think blocking access to file sharing services is filling a security gap. You’re out of your mind if you think making people jump through hoops like Citrix and VPNs to get… Read More

Information Governance Is


Over the last few weeks some pretty bright minds have been talking / writing about what Information Governance (IG) is and isn’t. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the restraint to stay out of it. To get some of the… Read More

When Information Becomes a Liability


A while back I wrote a couple of posts (one and two) about attempting to value information as an asset, carried on the balance sheet. I took a very accounting oriented approach, and I think I’ve made some… Read More

My Reaction – Laptop Stolen – 620K Patient Records Compromised


Last week a story was reported in the news about a stolen laptop. The laptop contained patient information for more than 620,000 Albertans. This is my response to the situation. It’s far less ranty than what was in… Read More

Book of PHIGs – Introduction Draft


A while back I mentioned that I was going to try to write a book. Well, I’ve started it at last. Between losing my job and spending time at the cabin I’ve not really been motivated or focused…. Read More

Holy PHIG I’m Writing a Book


By now all of you (yeah, right) have read my Principles of Holistic Information Governance (PHIGs) post, viewed the slide deck, and some of you attended the presentation I gave in Calgary. Based partly on the popularity of… Read More

Principles of Holistic Information Governance


This previous post was about the need for holism in information governance. This post brings up topics that you’ll have to deal with in defining holistic information governance. (I think I’ll refer to these as PHIGs – Principles… Read More

Policies First – Holism in Information Governance


If it doesn’t work manually, automating won’t do diddly for you; policy comes before procedure. Somebody asked if auto-classification and retention / disposition processing had been tested in court. I’ve not been directly involved with any cases, but… Read More