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Category Archives: CSO/CISO Perspectives

Cybersecurity from the Safety Engineer’s Perspective

– The February 2014 issue of CACM (Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery) has a thought-provoking “Inside Risks” column by William Young and Nancy G. Leveson with the title “An Integrated Approach to Safety and Security Based on Systems Theory – Applying a more powerful…

Snowden’s Unknown Cache

– While it was not entirely unexpected, it did come as a shock to read that the National Security Agency (NSA) may never know the full extent of the information that Booz Allan contractor Edward Snowden stole. In a front page article in The New York Times of December 15, 2013, with the title…

November 2013 was Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month … Were You Involved?

– Did you know that, on October 31, 2013, President Obama proclaimed November 2013 to be “Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month”? You can see the proclamation at…

High-Tech Impact of Typhoon Haiyan … Who Knew?

– In my own mind, I have divided major disasters, usually resulting from natural events, into two distinct categories: those that impact supply chains and those that do not. Many catastrophes, which have the highest tolls in terms of human lives lost, are tragic and painful, but they often don’t…

Missed by NIST

– NIST (The National Institute of Standards and Technology) issued for comments a “Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework” on August 28, 2013, available at www.nist.gov/itl/cyberframework.cfm The draft document is the result of the Presidential Executive Order (EO) on…