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Tag Archives: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Do Security Professionals Create Security Breaches?

– “ … you’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.” Eldridge Cleaver, 1968 The explanation for the 1000 point drop and bungee rebound in the Dow Jones on May 6, 2010 has been, and continues to be, the object of much scrutiny. Many explanations and combinations thereof…

The Volcano and Cyber Security

– We have all been following the eruptions of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano under the glacier in Southern Iceland and the resulting clouds of ash sweeping over much of Europe. The threat of volcanic ash seizing jet engines has already grounded tens of thousands of flights and affected millions of…

Risky Behavior – New York Times’ Swan Songs

– In an earlier column, Security and Change: Black Swans, posted on April 14, 2008, I drew your attention to an excellent book called The Black Swan written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Taleb points out that humans are particularly poor at predicting and preparing for catastrophic events, such as the…