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Are Ransom Payments Supporting Terrorists?

– Organizations, particularly those that recognize that they don’t have essential security and data recovery measures in place, have taken out cyber insurance, which they are regularly using to pay off ransomware attackers. I find it curious that these insurance companies seem to be willing to pay…

Cybersecurity and the Government Shutdown

– I had originally thought of comparing the impact on cybersecurity of the December 2018/January 2019 35-day partial government shutdown to other forms of upheaval, bringing in references to my chapter “IAM Risks during Organizational Change and Other Forms of Major Upheaval,” in Digital…

Business-Technology Alignment

– My doctoral dissertation “The Allocation of Computing Resources in Organizations with Semi-Autonomous Users” and subsequent book “Computer Effectiveness: Bridging the Management-Technology Gap” focused on communications between information technology professionals and business management…

Cyberwarfare … Back(up) to Basics

– It seems that some folks are talking about reverting to former manual or analog methods should current cyber systems be compromised through cyberattacks by hostile nation states, terrorists or criminal groups. But, as we quickly found out when we were creating Y2K contingency plans, it isn’t…

Seeing the Daylight

– As someone with an undergraduate degree in engineering and two graduate degrees in economics (from British and U.S. institutions), I never cease to be amazed by the differences in approach of these two disciplines, as illustrated in a short aside in Paul Krugman’s feature article…