Tag Archives: business continunity

Pretending about Cybersecurity Risks

– I have written a couple of columns comparing cybersecurity risk management to managing climate change—one with the title “Cybersecurity Climate Change” (December 10, 2018), and the other “The Cybersecurity Paradox” (June 19, 2019)—and here’s another column on the topic. It was…

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…

Security in Times of Crisis

– Who would have thought, when I wrote my three-part column on “Security and Change” (here, here and here) that all three aspects would hit us at the same time. There was Hurricane Ike, the disappearance and takeovers of major financial institutions, and the massive credit freeze…

Security and Change (pt. 3): White Knights

– There are many events that are disruptive to business operations and about which you generally know well in advance. Such events include all manner of IT and business process outsourcing, friendly and hostile mergers and acquisitions, the relocation, consolidation and dispersion of facilities,…

Security and Change (pt. 2): Black Swans

– Remember Y2K? It was the meltdown that never happened. Well, I have news for you. It could well have been a catastrophe. We really did avert it. I speak as someone who spent the Y2K weekend holed up at the Government’s command center in a nondescript building in downtown Washington, DC. From…