Knowledge Management and Information Security Resources

Research, white papers, case studies, articles, and other resources to help organizations make the most of their knowledge, information, and data.  

The Dark Side of Open Data

The Dark Side of Open DataArticle by Eric Hinsdale and Abby ClobridgeOnline Searcher - Volume 42, Number 6 (November/December 2018)From the article:  The environment around research data management and open data has become incredibly complex—and the evolution doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all. At the core of many of today’s challenges are machine learning, natural language processing, and predictive analytics—the methods used for processing tremendous quantities of data...

Six Months with the GDPR

Six Months of Pioneering Data Protection and Privacy with the GDPR Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just passed its six month milestone. Not surprisingly, most organizations aren't yet in compliance, but one key takeaway is that good-faith efforts towards compliance are worth investing in. From the Information Today article by Kelly LeBlanc:  "As Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation gains momentum impacting data privacy on a global level,...

Big Data in Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories

Big Data In Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories We'll be presenting at the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention on October 2, 2018. Abby Clobridge and Eric Smith will be sharing three research data loss horror stories from an information security perspective -- situations that led to entirely preventable data loss.  A common theme at many organizations where data is seen as a public good is that information security...

KMWorld 2018

KMWorld 2018 FireOak Strategies, LLC is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year's KMWorld event. We'll be at the conference in Washington, D.C. from November 6-8, and we'll be presenting at the co-located Office 365 Symposium.  Stop by our booth at the KMWorld Exhibit Hall to discussing how to better manage, secure, and share your organization's data, information, and knowledge!  About the KMWorld Conference: The KMWorld Conference will...

Knowledge Management FAQ

Knowledge Management FAQ Here are a few answers to common questions about knowledge management. If your question isn't on this list, let us know.  What is knowledge management? What are some symptoms of a knowledge management problem?What technologies or systems do you recommend for knowledge management?What's the best knowledge management platform?Where should we target our knowledge management efforts? How do we get started with improving our organization's approach to knowledge management? What is...

Is it time to ‘spin down’ some of your virtual machines?

There’s no question, VMs are fantastic. But like anything that is cheap and easy, they have a tendency to persist long past their usefulness. Why invest the time and energy to retire a VM? And yet, keeping VMs alive that are past their usefulness creates information security and knowledge management challenges for organizations.

Job Posting: Part-Time Metadata Specialist (Contractor)

Part-Time Metadata Specialist (Contractor) FireOak Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in Knowledge Management, Information Management, and Information Security, is looking to add a Metadata Specialist to our network of contractors. The contractor will be responsible for using an in-house style guide to create and edit records in a custom knowledge base. Items for which records will be created include printed documents, videos, visual materials, and other formats. In...

Job Posting: Knowledge Management and Taxonomy Specialist (Contractor)

Knowledge Management and Taxonomy Specialist (Contractor - Telecommuting) Updated: July 27, 2017 FireOak Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in Knowledge Management, Information Management, and Information Security, is looking for a Knowledge Management (KM) and taxonomy specialist. This person will work closely with other members of the FireOak team to: monitor, enhance, refine, and maintain taxonomies; apply taxonomy terms to content; analyze and report on metrics related to taxonomies...

Balancing Security and Sharing

For most organizations, it can be a challenge to balance the need to protect and secure data with the need to promote internal knowledge sharing. But it doesn't have to be the case.

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