Tag Archives: board

For Sale – 15 Inch MacBook Pro (2017) [Fully Specced – 512GB]

Hi there
You say this had a new logic board replacement recently. Do you know if that Is that a know issue with these MacBooks then ? It just seems strange to have something like that already replaced on a MacBook that’s pretty new and hardly used like you say. Only asking because I wouldn’t want to be buying something that’s potentially going to have issues. Also, was the replacement carried out by Apple…?

Go to Original Article
Author:

For Sale – 15 Inch MacBook Pro (2017) [Fully Specced – 512GB]

Hi there
You say this had a new logic board replacement recently. Do you know if that Is that a know issue with these MacBooks then ? It just seems strange to have something like that already replaced on a MacBook that’s pretty new and hardly used like you say. Only asking because I wouldn’t want to be buying something that’s potentially going to have issues. Also, was the replacement carried out by Apple…?

Go to Original Article
Author:

CIO presentation to the board of directors: Candid tips from CIOs

Making a presentation to the board of directors can be a minefield for CIOs. Navigate it successfully, and you emerge as a business leader — and as a potential candidate for another company’s board. Get tripped up, and your reputation as a business pacesetter can take a hit. But, in today’s technology-centric business climate, the days are long gone when presenting to the board upped the odds of a CIO’s getting fired.

“Ten years ago, that might have been possible,” said Wayne Sadin, chief digital officer and CTO of Affinitas Life, a senior living company based in New York. “Today, just telling the story of IT can only help; telling it well can help more.”

Sadin currently serves as an advisory board member for two IT services companies, and he has been a National Association of Corporate Directors fellow since 2012. In his experience, many boards of directors today are “scared to death” by technology. They know it is critical to the business, but are confused by it.

Wayne Sadin, chief digital officer and CTO, AffinitasWayne Sadin

“These are folks who grew up as managers 30 years ago,” he said. They know finance and operations, but “they never dealt with technology” — or with IT leaders.

Sadin noted that, 30 years ago, he wore a white coat and walked on a raised floor in a room with tiny windows — the better to see the mainframe screens.

“That’s what a lot of board members think when they think of technology. Now, we’re telling them we’ve got to manage digital interaction, IoT, have AI that is smart enough to run your factories or cars — and they don’t have a clue,” Sadin said. CIOs should view a presentation to the board of directors as an opportunity to translate “what technology can do for the business.”

Jay Ferro, CIO, Quikrete Companies Jay Ferro

Jay Ferro, CIO of Quikrete Companies, a large manufacturer of packaged concrete based in Atlanta, is a board director for two startups and two not-for-profits. He said he is finding more boards are demanding that CIOs be present at meetings.

“All companies are, to a certain extent, tech companies, so there is really no reason for any board not to be interested in the technology strategy of an organization,” he said.

Sadin and Ferro were among the experts who offered advice on maximizing an appearance before the board at a recent event for IT leaders held at Boston College and moderated by Ginny Hamilton, community manager for The Enterprisers Project at Red Hat, based in Raleigh, N.C.

Here is a rundown of the panel’s expert advice, including which  IT topics are of most interest to boards, how CIOs get their foot in the door, tips on demeanor and speaking style, and the importance of not upstaging or undermining your CEO.

Cybersecurity: Board of directors’ top concern

“Cybersecurity, cybersecurity, cybersecurity, cybersecurity and anything that puts the company at risk,” Sadin said in answer to an audience question about the IT topics of chief concern to boards of directors.

Calibrating and mitigating a company’s risk are among the top fiduciary responsibilities of board members — and getting it wrong can put them in jail.

The panelists agreed, however, that while cybersecurity is “what gets you in the door,” as Sadin put it, CIOs should view the security conversation as the steppingstone to a broader discussion about two other current topics of high interest to boards: growth and innovation.

“Once the board realizes you have command of the business beyond its risk — which is the No. 1 thing they are interested in — you can land and expand,” Ferro said.

Tim Crawford, CIO strategic adviser, AVOA Tim Crawford

Tim Crawford, the CIO strategic adviser at AVOA and host of the podcast “CIO In the Know,” said he’s been privy to a number of CIO presentations on cybersecurity to the board.

“They are all over the map, from CIOs who have had no interaction with the board” to old hands who “try to scare the bejesus out of them just to open up the purse strings and get money, which they ultimately may use for other purposes,” Crawford said.

Asked if that gambit was a legitimate strategy, Crawford said, “It works for them, but it is not something I would recommend.”

Indeed, transparency and never lying to the board — especially when presenting bad news — were cited as givens by the panel.

An audience question from Isaac Sacolick, president of StarCIO and a former CIO at McGraw-Hill Construction and Businessweek, added another subtlety to the discussion around board interest in cybersecurity.

Isaac Sacolick, president, StarCIOIsaac Sacolick

“Let’s say you have an interest [in investing more] in cyber, and your CEO and C-suite want to invest in growth and innovation. Can you use the board to influence management decisions?” Sacolick asked.

“The CIO is not in the position to use that leverage. My guidance would be to never go down that path,” Crawford advised.

Sadin said those situations are rare in his experience. “Boards don’t manage; they govern,” so it is unlikely that boards will be debating with the CIO about strategy anyway, he said.

Unless there is fraud, in which case the CIO should raise that with the audit committee and not before the whole board, CIOs should think long and hard about doing an end run around their CEOs when presenting to the board, the panel argued.

CEO role in CIO presentations to the board of directors

That’s because, in almost every case, CEOs are the ones who bring CIOs to the dance, the panel said.

Establishing a “relationship of trust” with the CEO is a prerequisite for presenting to the board of directors, said Ferro, who recounted an experience that mirrored the exact scenario raised by Sacolick.

As a CIO at a large enterprise, Ferro said he was approached by the chair of the company’s audit committee and told that, if he needed more money for cybersecurity, he should let that person know. Ferro and his CEO had agreed cybersecurity could use more money, but it was not the top priority for the CEO.

“Now, imagine that conversation. I have a CEO who won’t give me everything I want. Do I ask [the audit chair] to put some pressure on [the CEO] to get me those dollars?” Ferro said. The answer was and should always be no, according to Ferro.

“I danced around it. I said, ‘We were making significant investments. We’re making terrific progress. And if something comes up, I will reach out to you.’ Then, I went back to the CEO and said, ‘By the way, this is what [so-and-so] just said, and I said we are making terrific progress,'” Ferro recounted. “The CEO rolled his eyes and said, ‘Thank you for sharing that with me.'”

He added that CIOs should not lie in situations like this. If necessary, they can say, “I’ll get back to you.” But going around the CEO is a “ticking time bomb. Remember who pays you.”

The panel agreed it is important to respect the chain of command in interactions with the board. In situations where CIOs, with the CEO’s blessing, are presenting to a board member tête-à-tête, “just make sure that whatever you say is the same as what you would say if the CEO were in the room,” Crawford added.

Board rules for effective CIO presentations

Keys to effective board communication

When presenting to the board of directors, CIOs must remember that the job is not to talk about technology, but about the opportunities technology offers the business, including being a vehicle for business model transformation.

Communicating effectively requires knowing your audience. The panelists agreed it is important to do your homework about the board members to understand what motivates them and what their interests are — and peg your talk to their experience.

It is important to remember that board members will also do their homework before meetings, reviewing notes from previous meetings to remind them what was said and what was promised. They are looking at the long-term narrative.

“If you are presenting points in time, and you’re not showing improvement, you’re going to lose them,” Ferro said.

Board members are typically compensated for their time. The panel cautioned the CIO audience to beware the boardroom newbie, eager to show his or her worth. “They will dive in and ask a million questions, and you need to be prepared for that,” Ferro said.

Act like you belong

Finally, keep your cool.

“Some CIOs, when they get their chance [to present], they think it is their one shot and get diarrhea of the mouth: ‘Oh, I’m at a board meeting. I can’t believe it, and I’m going to show them how smart I am.’ For God’s sake, do your homework and don’t look around starry-eyed,” Ferro said. “Act like you’ve been there before.”

Acting like you’ve been there before will not only raise your profile, Ferro said, but also redound to the company’s benefit.

“I’ve had CEOs come to me and say, ‘You made us all look really good. Thank you.’ And it wasn’t because I was amazing; it was because I showed the board that there is a senior executive at the wheel for IT.”

Go to Original Article
Author:

Wanted – dfi lanparty nf4 ultra socket 939

That was a good board and one I think I changed to from the dfi back in the day as was more reliable.

I’m using a nf4 ut in a mame cabinet, and can’t be bothered to do a more modern install. I’ve actually got mine working again now, turns out it was the power supply. However I’d still be interested in picking up a fully working example as a back up.

Go to Original Article
Author:

For Sale – MSI B450 Gaming Plus // 3570k, z77, 16gb ram, CPU cooler

Edited to add the MSI b450 Gaming Plus. This board is pretty much brand new with lots of warranty from ebuyer. Bought brand new from eBay a couple of weeks back. Selling because I stupidly bought the full ATX size rather than micro! Electronic receipt can be sent so you’ve got almost the full warranty

I put the processor and ram in before realising but it’s obviously never even been powered on. The board is compatible with Ryzen2 (3000 series) with a bios update. The update can be applied using a usb stick without having to have an older processor in.

£65 for the board + delivery

The original items are still for sale too

CPU: i5 3570k, never been overclocked as I didn’t get round to it
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M
RAM: Crucial 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600

I really don’t want to split, and I’m not sure how I’d package up the CPU and its cooler for postage.

Motherboard comes with its original box.

Perfect bundle for someone wanting to make a good 1080p gaming system.

I’ve said collection only but I can drop it off within about 50 miles too.

Photos will be available after the weekend when I’ve swapped it out for my new stuff

Price and currency: 150
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Bank transfer or cash
Location: Whitley Bay
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Go to Original Article
Author:

For Sale – Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 2.6GHz Logic Board

Apple Logic Board pulled from a working Mid 2014 MacBook Pro 13”

Tested and shipped with care in anti static bag. Ships free in the USA.

2.6GHz CPU
8GB RAM

Comes with heatsink (not pictured) but not SSD

No returns. All sales final. Message me with questions walkthroughs.

$180 shipped free in the USA!

Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 2.6GHz Logic Board

Price and currency: 180
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Through my Etsy store (accepts PayPal, CC, Debit, Gift Cards)
Location: Sacramento, CA
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Go to Original Article
Author:

For Sale – Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Socket 1151 Motherboard *Basically Brand New*

Hi Guys,

So I purchased this lovely Gaming 7 board with the intention of upgrading one of my systems but never got around to it. Unfortunately with a few bills coming in it must go. Great looking and performing board, BIOS is updated to F7 ready for the new Intel 9XXX series CPUs.

It had an install of Windows done and some basic benchmarks and tests to confirm everything was working as it should which all went fine. This took the total of about 30-45 minutes on a test bench before being left for a while and then boxed up and put on a shelf, hence basically brand new.

[​IMG]

[​IMG]

Comes boxed with everything you’d expect. The only cable I used was a single SATA, everything else is factory fresh and still sealed. Warranty until April 2021 will of course I’ll be happy to assist with. You can also do the warranty direct with Gigabyte.

Specifications: Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global

Asking Only £195inc or Only £185 Collected!

I also have a set of Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2666MHz C16 memory that was going to go with it, used for the same amount of time. Part CMR16GX4M2A2666C16. I could do them together for £340inc.

Payment by Bank Transfer preferred or PayPal gift and cash if you collect also accepted.
Collection from Yate near Bristol, South West England welcome.

Listed elsewhere.

Thanks,

Mark

Price and currency: £195 including Delivery or £185 Collected
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer, PayPal Gift or Cash on Collection
Location: Yate near Bristol, South West England
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Socket 1151 Motherboard *Basically Brand New*

Hi Guys,

So I purchased this lovely Gaming 7 board with the intention of upgrading one of my systems but never got around to it. Unfortunately with a few bills coming in it must go. Great looking and performing board, BIOS is updated to F7 ready for the new Intel 9XXX series CPUs.

It had an install of Windows done and some basic benchmarks and tests to confirm everything was working as it should which all went fine. This took the total of about 30-45 minutes on a test bench before being left for a while and then boxed up and put on a shelf, hence basically brand new.

[​IMG]

[​IMG]

Comes boxed with everything you’d expect. The only cable I used was a single SATA, everything else is factory fresh and still sealed. Warranty until April 2021 will of course I’ll be happy to assist with. You can also do the warranty direct with Gigabyte.

Specifications: Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global

Asking Only £195inc or Only £185 Collected!

I also have a set of Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB) 2666MHz C16 memory that was going to go with it, used for the same amount of time. Part CMR16GX4M2A2666C16. I could do them together for £340inc.

Payment by Bank Transfer preferred or PayPal gift and cash if you collect also accepted.
Collection from Yate near Bristol, South West England welcome.

Listed elsewhere.

Thanks,

Mark

Price and currency: £195 including Delivery or £185 Collected
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer, PayPal Gift or Cash on Collection
Location: Yate near Bristol, South West England
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Improving CISO-board communication: Partnership, metrics essential

“Are we secure?”

That’s the most common — and challenging — question that CISOs get asked by their board members, according to a recent report published by Kudelski Security. While there is no clear yes or no answer, the key is to first understand exactly what and why the board is asking, said John Hellickson, managing director of global strategy and governance at Kudelski Security.

“It is important to make it clear to the board that there is no such thing as perfect security,” Hellickson said.

The report, titled “Cyber Board Communications & Metrics — Challenging Questions from the Boardroom,” highlights top questions CISOs are asked by their board members and offers strategies to address them. For example, one idea to help facilitate an effective CISO-board communication is to bolster board presentations with metrics and visuals.

The biggest takeaway for CISOs is that boards of directors are taking more interest in the security posture of their organizations, Kudelski Security CEO Rich Fennessy said. This provides both a challenge and an opportunity for CISOs, Fennessy added.

“The challenge is that a majority of CISOs, even seasoned ones, have difficulty understanding what boards are looking for and then providing this in a way that resonates,” Fennessy said. “We feel that a new approach to communicating cyber risk is needed and this represents the opportunity.”

A new approach to CISO-board communication

One of the most important findings from the report is the need for a new approach to communication between the CISOs and their organization’s board members.

In today’s volatile security landscape, it is vital that CISOs present the need to invest in a robust and mature cybersecurity program, Fennessy stressed. A partnership between CISOs and their board of directors is crucial to this end, he added, and the effectiveness of any company’s security program depends on it.

Bryce Austin, CEO, TCE StrategyBryce Austin

To improve CISO-board communication, CISOs need to explain cybersecurity issues to the board in layman’s terms, according to Bryce Austin, CEO at TCE Strategy and author of Secure Enough? 20 Questions on Cybersecurity for Business Owners and Executives.

“Explain the concepts of multifactor authentication, encryption in motion and at rest, zero-day vulnerabilities and GDPR,” Austin said. “The board needs to understand what these concepts and regulations are and how they impact their company.”

But because CISOs are given limited time to interact with the board, they have to learn how to engage quickly and partner for the common cause, Hellickson said. This means getting to know their organization, its vision and mission. CISO-board communication should become easier as CISOs learn more about the board’s goals for the organization, share relevant security information and consider business needs in their presentations, he added.

John Hellickson, managing director, global strategy and governance, Kudelski SecurityJohn Hellickson

“CISOs will start to create a bridge between the technology and the organizations’ broader issues and challenges; linking security with the ability of the organization to go to market, operate efficiently, minimize downtime, reduce costs and finally become a key partner to the board,” Hellickson said.

Metrics matter

Metrics are an important tool for CISOs because they help answer key questions the board is likely to ask and help CISOs make their case, Hellickson said. Boards prefer objective, quantitative evidence, but both quantitative and qualitative metrics can be effective, he added.

Even the most seasoned CISOs find it challenging to translate security and risk information into business language that provides meaningful insight to boards and business leaders, he said.

“Traditionally, CISOs have presented boards with metrics related to technical and security operations, which are hard to understand,” he added. “Presenting them can even reduce trust in their ability as security leaders.”

The challenge is that a majority of CISOs, even seasoned ones, have difficulty understanding what boards are looking for and then providing this in a way that resonates.
Rich FennessyCEO, Kudelski Security

Boards are fact and financially driven, Austin reinforced. They want relevant data presented to them so that they can make the best decisions for their organization.

Core quantitative metrics like dwell time, details of new vulnerabilities discovered versus remediated, patch management data, number of incidents and vulnerabilities, and number of non-remediated risks should be part of the presentation, Hellickson said.

Other metrics to include are outcomes of initiatives that aimed to reduce risk; how security has integrated with application development; actions taken to improve the company’s security risk posture; risks the organization has accepted and how it aligns to company’s agreed-upon risk tolerance, he added.

“We also think it is helpful to talk about security as a journey, showing where you’re at today, where you want to get to and where you’ve made noteworthy progress,” Hellickson said.

For Sale – Asus X555L, i3, 15.6″, 1TB, 4GB RAM, Office 2010

This machine is like new. In excellent condition. See photos. The ram can be upgraded to 12GB. 4GB on board and a slot for an 8GB stick. Easily accessible on the back.

It comes with Windows 10, Office 2010, charger and boxed.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-X555l…TF8&qid=1533734530&sr=8-4&keywords=asus+x555l

Price and currency: 185.00 o.n.o.
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: West Linton
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.