Today’s CIOs Need BOTH an Offensive & Defensive Strategy | Rafael Maldonado, VP/CIO at NADA

A strong DEFENSE strategy is no longer enough for CIOs | CIOs Today need an OFFENSE strategy, too!

The CIO role in today’s age spans across the entire organization and has a leading role in supporting the overall business vision by enabling the technologies and tools to get you there.

An offensive strategy means innovating, keeping up with industry trends and developing creative new processes to continuously drive efficiency for each department.

If you’re interested in Offensive Leadership tips from the top CIOs, Message me on LinkedIn, @Bill Murphy, to join our CIO community.

Top IT Business Leadership Strategies of the Week | June 29, 2020

CIOs are the Strategy Officers and CEOs of the future.  ✨

This week’s summary includes many themes regarding Offense and Defense Innovation, Strategy, and Leadership to help you as an IT Business Leader with your business.

Here is this week’s roundup (6/29/20):


  1. What are the Benefits of Moving a $2 Billion Credit Union to the Cloud? (6:21) – Rifat Ikram, Managing Director of Information & Security at State Department FCU
  2. Deeper Dive into Endpoint Security with Azure and Limited Security Tooling (5:29) – Bill Murphy, CEO at RedZone Technologies
  3. Next-Gen Security in a On-Prem, Hybrid & Cloud World (5:29) – Bill Murphy, CEO at RedZone Technologies


  1. How Does a 4,000 Employee Company Innovate? (7:58) – Jason Kasch, CIO at Structural Group
  2. What Does Innovation Mean for IT Leaders? (1:35) – George Prior, VP of IT at Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB)
  3. The X-Matrix and Hoshin Kanri Strategy (4:01) – Chris Stettler, CIO at Euclid Systems Corporation

About RedZone Technologies

Since 2001, RedZone Technologies has been the local leader in Managed Security Services, Data Governance, Security Assessments, Integration, and Policy Management, helping CIOs and Business IT Leaders prioritize cyber security spending based on risk while building enterprise value for IT business leaders who want to innovate and lead change.

RedZone Technologies specializes in:

  • RedZone MSP and MSSP: ‘On-Demand’ security and trusted advisor programs
  • Co-MITS |Co-Managed IT Security (‘Hands on’ Managed Services)
  • Cloud Security and Secure IT Infrastructure Support
  • Virtual Information Security Operations Programs (VISO and IT SecOps)

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Quote: “Ambiguity is the Antithesis of a Successful Outcome”

One of the best IT Business Leadership Strategies I’ve heard recently….

is the importance of giving direct & clear communications to your teams.

Especially with remote communications where body language is harder to convey, leaders need to be clear about their expectations and maintain an open dialogue at each step.

George Prior, VP of IT at Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB), shares some innovative approaches to providing clear remote communications – make sure you check out the full interview to learn more 👉