Tag Archives: cybersecurity

Outsourcing, Supply Chains and (National) Security

– For all intents and purposes, the terms “outsourcing” and “supply chain” are used interchangeably and refer to when you are dependent on a third party for providing products and services. However, there are many examples of internal sourcing (or “insourcing”), where supply chains…

The Cyber Tipping Point—Are We There Yet?

– As known cyberattacks are being reported as increasing in number, frequency and severity, you have to ask whether we are reaching, or have already reached, a tipping point where everyone gets so disgusted or frightened with the incessant and egregious barrage of attacks that they tune out. On…

Taking the Fifth …

– “The Fifth Domain” is a recent book by Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake. It is about cybersecurity and how it has become the fifth military domain following land, sea, air and space. Except that it isn’t really, n’est-ce pas? While intellectually one can imagine a fifth domain, it’s…

“All for One and One for All”

– … So chanted the Three Musketeers. One of my main issues with cybersecurity risk management is that organizations seek to secure their own systems, data and networks, hoping that attackers will move on and attack more vulnerable victims. I have heard this notion explicitly stated by senior…

Cybersecurity and the Superior Ignorance of Bureaucrats

– The January 2019 issue of the CACM (Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery) Journal is a treasure trove for cybersecurity professionals interested in understanding why it is so important to have tech-savvy legislators to come up with meaningful policy and laws and to have…