Technology Insights

September 2023

It’s Not Just a Survey. It’s a Compass for Your Organization's Future

Join a select group of industry leaders who are shaping the future. Protiviti’s annual Top Risks survey doesn't just offer data; it's a tool for informed decision-making, benchmarking and staying ahead of the curve. Your participation matters. Take the survey today

All About AI 

The Director's Playbook for Generative AI

The opportunities for using generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) to enhance customer experiences, increase process efficiencies, innovate products and services, and improve productivity are immense. But, there are risks and limitations. The risks of disinformation and misinformation span an ever-expanding list of potential, egregious abuses fueling alarm and cries for regulation. Armed with a baseline understanding of the technology, directors should consider relevant questions when engaging CEOs and their teams in strategic conversations regarding GenAI implementations. Read more!

BizTech Reports: Enterprise-wide Strategies for Generative AI Redefine Collaboration Across Strategic, Technological and Operational Decision-Makers

GenAI continues to drive urgent interest in its ability to accelerate the disruption of current business models and technology modernization strategies. As business leaders better understand the technology, it is becoming increasingly clear that GenAI will also leave an indelible mark on relationships and interactions across enterprise departments and operational disciplines. These were among the central conclusions of a recent cross-industry executive roundtable co-hosted by Protiviti's Christine Livingston, managing director of AI and Bryan Throckmorton, managing director of digital strategy and transformation. The discussion included over a dozen senior executives examining the impact that GenAI is likely to have on their operations. Listen to this audio interview with Christine and Bryan.


Wednesday, October 11, 1 p.m., EDT — AI’s Roles in Security: Protecting Applications and Ensuring AI Model Security

Join Protiviti for a panel session featuring leaders from several organizations, sharing how they are navigating the emerging landscape of generative AI. We will explore the pivotal role of AI in bolstering your organization’s security posture and will offer actionable guidance for responsibly implementing AI tools. 

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New Podcasts


Antonio Maio Featured in Microsoft Security Podcast

Protiviti Managing Director Antonio Maio was just featured on Microsoft’s Uncovering Hidden Risks podcast. During the podcast, Cybersecurity 101: What Are the Three Pillars of a Robust Strategy?

Antonio speaks with Erica Toelle, a senior product marketing manager at Microsoft and Nashid Shaker, assistant vice president of information and cyber security at Canadian Western Bank Financial Group, about how to tactically create a cybersecurity strategy that aligns with business goals, fosters trust and enables innovation.

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More Hot Topics with Protiviti Leaders

Key Technology Modernization Questions

Explore the key questions leaders should be thinking about when it comes to technology modernization, technical debt and achieving strategic benefits. Managing Director Sharon Stufflebeme discusses how our technology consulting solutions enable you to outline your technology vision and technology strategy to drive your business forward.

Managing Technology Modernization Projects: Four Marketplace Observations

Learn what most organizations are doing today when it comes to managing technology modernization projects. Managing Director Sharon Stufflebeme shares how you can transform your organization with our technology consulting solutions that enable you to take an agile approach and serve new customers and models.

Questions for Technology Leaders

Discover the top three questions that technology leaders should be considering today when aiming to increase ROI, adopt emerging technologies to innovate, and achieve business alignment with IT's imperatives. Managing Director Scott Laliberte reviews how emerging technologies can enable you to become a digital leader and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

New Webinars


Join Us at the Upcoming UiPath Forward VI Conference

October 9 — 12
Planning to attend the upcoming Forward VI AI and automation conference in October? Let’s connect and discuss the latest automation trends and opportunities for your business. Stop by our booth to learn more about automation use cases you can apply to your organization and drive efficiencies, or join us at Top Golf on Monday, October 9 for an engaging evening. Register today and receive $250 off your registration with code eyzjp0bc.

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By Krissy Safi and Luz Marina Reyes

Cybersecurity is distinguished not only by a talent shortage but also by having a predominantly male workforce. Women are in the minority on most cybersecurity teams that have women at all, so when they experience gender bias, they’re likely to be isolated. It’s worth considering what an experience of bias could cost a team, and it’s worth discussing what cybersecurity leaders can do to recognize and prevent bias in their ranks. 

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By Ryan Briscoe and Natalie Dang

For all of its advantages, Software as a Service (SaaS) has introduced licensing considerations that were nonexistent with on-premises enterprise software. The structures of SaaS licenses and security models require more deliberation during initial design, but also recurring review while in operation. While this post focuses primarily on Oracle Fusion Cloud licensing — given intricacies that may inadvertently result in unexpected or unbudgeted costs — the same considerations likely pertain to other cloud software utilized throughout an organization. 

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