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6/8/2015
11:06 AM
Brian Moore
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Comic: The CIOs Avengers

CIOs like to hand-pick their best teams, but not everyone can get this lucky with talent.

If only you were the CIO of SHIELD.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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Stratustician
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6/8/2015 | 3:14:36 PM
Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
He either has a new team, or really took advantage of unpatched IoT/robotics. We all know he's secretly controlling them from that mobile phone.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/8/2015 | 4:50:22 PM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
I'm sure many would love to be able to build their teams from the ground up to get exactly the traits they want.
Gary_EL
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6/8/2015 | 5:32:25 PM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
The future of H1-B visas. No talent here on Earth, so hire "people" from off-planet.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/8/2015 | 6:26:10 PM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
That might just be the first steps toward a Star Trek crew!
Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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6/8/2015 | 11:05:19 PM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
The best team comes together in 4 dimensions. The best warp engine engineer of the universe is of no value without the surrounding environment in place for instance, the Shields officer, the communications officer that is responsible for the universal translator and the Transporter officer, etc., are all required.
Whoopty
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6/9/2015 | 7:53:38 AM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
I think I just found someone who would love a game of Space Cadets:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/123096/space-cadets

That aside. If I was going to have a little robotic transport solution, I'm voting for the hover ball that Dr Robotnik always flew around in. 
Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/9/2015 | 8:37:26 AM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
<That aside. If I was going to have a little robotic transport solution, I'm voting for the hover ball that Dr Robotnik always flew around in. > 

@Whoopty I'd prefer a Tardis for transport. Perhaps we'd add a feature that allows it to become pocket-sized when necessary instead of being parked. 
batye
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batye,
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6/9/2015 | 9:12:49 AM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
I would say walking towards new future... but who is watching....
StaceyE
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6/30/2015 | 9:52:41 PM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
You're correct... every step is a step toward the new future. .. ;)
batye
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batye,
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7/1/2015 | 2:20:08 AM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
@StaceyE thank you, I do hope we gonna see it...
StaceyE
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6/30/2015 | 9:53:08 PM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
You're correct... every step is a step toward the new future. .. ;)
Gigi3
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6/22/2015 | 7:34:58 AM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
"The best team comes together in 4 dimensions. The best warp engine engineer of the universe is of no value without the surrounding environment in place for instance, the Shields officer, the communications officer that is responsible for the universal translator and the Transporter officer, etc., are all required."

Brian, I think you haven't mentioned about security officer and his role?
Brian.Dean
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6/22/2015 | 8:43:14 AM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
@Gigi3, good point about the focus that is required in the security function. The security officer has to deal with many trade-offs, lock down the environment too-much and productivity ceases to exist, and not enabling the right level of protection causes the bad guys to enter. The role is related to other titles as well for instance, the vision or standard that the security offices hopes to implement will need to be communicated to the entire team/organization. 
Gigi3
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7/6/2015 | 3:34:54 AM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
" good point about the focus that is required in the security function. The security officer has to deal with many trade-offs, lock down the environment too-much and productivity ceases to exist, and not enabling the right level of protection causes the bad guys to enter. The role is related to other titles as well for instance, the vision or standard that the security offices hopes to implement will need to be communicated to the entire team/organization. "

Brian, he is just like a watch police or whether he has any role in suggesting solutions or products in advance as a part of defensive mechanism.
Brian.Dean
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7/6/2015 | 8:24:34 PM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
I tend to side towards the suggestive and preemptive role. A business that is looking to remain profitable in the short term will only deploy a capability that is deemed necessary to maintain the image/brand of a business. However, a business that is in the market for the long term will deploy solutions that might add to the cost side but enable it to remain out of media light for negative news. The security officer would be the best professional to offer their suggestions.
Gigi3
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7/10/2015 | 4:34:01 AM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
"A business that is looking to remain profitable in the short term will only deploy a capability that is deemed necessary to maintain the image/brand of a business. However, a business that is in the market for the long term will deploy solutions that might add to the cost side but enable it to remain out of media light for negative news. The security officer would be the best professional to offer their suggestions."

Brian, yes security officers has to be looked into that angle too. 
batye
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batye,
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6/9/2015 | 9:13:39 AM
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@Ariella or steps towards new reality :)
Ariella
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Ariella,
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6/9/2015 | 9:23:28 AM
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@Batye very dramatic!
batye
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batye,
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6/9/2015 | 9:34:33 AM
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@Ariella  I say it- How I see it... :)
StaceyE
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6/30/2015 | 9:48:15 PM
Re: Looks like he didn't apply the latest patches
Ahhhh... wouldn't that be wonderful!
batye
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batye,
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7/1/2015 | 2:20:54 AM
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@StaceyE yes, I do hope so....
Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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7/10/2015 | 4:28:18 AM
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"Ahhhh... wouldn't that be wonderful!"

StaceyE, everywhere !!!
StaceyE
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7/31/2015 | 11:51:51 AM
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EVERYWHERE!!! ;)
Gigi3
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Gigi3,
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6/22/2015 | 7:32:32 AM
“Looks like the CIO’s built a new team”
"Looks like the CIO's built a new team"

Team for self protection from other C-level peoples or employees !!!!
StaceyE
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6/30/2015 | 9:49:52 PM
Re: “Looks like the CIO’s built a new team”
Hahaha. . A self made security team.
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