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Driven off the Road by Security Metrics

– An article in the July 18, 2011 issue of TIME Magazine caught my eye. It was Rana Foroohar’s piece, on page 22, with the title “Driven off the Road by M.B.A.s: The rise of business schools coincided with the fall of American Industry.” The thesis presented is that the U.S. economy tanked…

Sandra Bullock and Security Metrics

– In his column in the March 30, 2010 New York Times, with the title “The Sandra Bullock Trade,” David Brooks reports that research has shown that interpersonal relationships are much more important for our wellbeing and happiness than are economic and professional successes. He concludes from…

Lord Kelvin’s New Clothes and Security Metrics

– I have the highest regard for Lord Kelvin. After all, I spent six years studying at the University of Glasgow, which is adjacent to Kelvingrove Park with its imposing statue of Lord Kelvin. I also have high regard for the Scots, despite my being branded (as are all foreigners) a Sassenach, or…

Security Risk Metrics and Decision Making Revisited

– There is an interesting quote by Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz in the September 23, 2009 issue of the New York Times. In an article on the first page of the Business Day section by Peter S. Goodman, with the title “Emphasis On Growth Is Called Misguided,” Stiglitz is quoted as saying the…

Down the PCI Rabbit Hole in Search of Better Risk Measurements

– Decision-making is often a product of risk assessment and prioritization.  Currently, I have several deliverables pending for work, a carpentry project at home and this article to write.  As I decide which to address, I quickly, and in many cases, unconsciously, analyze what I am placing at risk…