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Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Plans, Exercises and Warnings

– Like many others during this stay-at-home period, I have been sorting through old articles and reports, culling out those that are no longer of value. But, in the process, I came across a number of documents relevant to the current pandemic. One such document was “Scenario Update 3” of a…

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Perception of Risk

– The more “mature” among us may recall when decision-making under uncertainty was based on the concept of “rational economic man.” We estimated or calculated the probability and amount of a loss (or gain) of various courses of action, multiplied the numbers together to arrive at a range of…

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic – Positive and Negative Feedback

– Systems use negative feedback in order to converge to stability and equilibrium (a positive quest). Positive-feedback systems diverge, which leads to instability and sometimes surging out of control (usually a negative outcome). Negative feedback inhibits and positive feedback amplifies. Each has…

The Massive Shift to Cyber Crime

– There is a cartoon in The New Yorker of March 30, 2020 showing four mobsters, one with a gun, sitting around a table. The caption reads: “For health and safety reasons, we’ll be transitioning to cyber crime.” You can see the cartoon at https://www.newyorker.com/cartoon/a24009 No kidding! The…

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Models and Predictions

– There are a number of different types of models—and the output from each must be viewed and used differently depending on the form of the model. First, you have relationships derived from correlations—they show how one variable changes in concert with other variables, but do not claim…