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Tag Archives: risk

Security, Safety and the “Wall of Constricted Thinking”

– There is an interesting article by Jack Hitt in “The Idea” column in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times of August 18, 2013. It is about how a newly-minted astrobiologist, Meredith Perry, came up with an idea for charging devices wirelessly by combing through concepts from a…

Run More Risk Models Faster? … Maybe

– Jim Goodnight, the co-founder and CEO of the SAS Institute has suggested (see Penny Crosman’s March 28, 2013 article “The Trouble with Banks’ Risk Models: Q&A with the Chief of SAS,” at…

Risk and Human Frailty

– My September 12, 2011 BlogInfoSec column “Risk Management – Scoring vs. Monte Carlo vs. Scoring” was about the subjectivity of risk assessments, where the term “subjectivity” was defined as one’s personal view of particular risks. I received some considerable push-back from the likes…

The Meaning of Risk, the Universe, and Everything

– The title of this column paraphrases the question “What is the meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything?” asked of the mega-computer “Deep Thought” in Douglas Adam’s book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. After 7 ½ million years of calculation, the computer came up with the…

InfoSec Defenders are “Losers” per RSA

– The annual RSA Conference in San Francisco is a great event for meeting and greeting, A record of some 20,000 visitors was claimed to have attended the latest conference during the last week of February, 2012. Visitors have an opportunity to see and touch the latest vendor creations in one place…