Tag Archives: uncertainty

Value and Uncertainty in Pandemic Metrics

– New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily briefings have become a mainstay of support for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with New York being the initial epicenter of the disease in the U.S. It is clear that Cuomo’s polished slide presentations have been developed by consultants…

Is FUD Always With Us?

– In March, 2008, Alan Shimel-who blogs at http://www.stillsecureafteralltheseyears.com/ – wrote a fascinating entry with the provocative title:  “Sitting on Your Hands is Not an Option-FUD, Compliance, What will it Take to Sell Security?”  Unfortunately, the text is no longer…

The Difference between Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Analysis and Why It Matters (Part 1)

– Many discussions of security risk analysis methodologies mention a distinction between quantitative and qualitative risk analysis, but virtually none of those discussions clarify the distinction in a rigorous way. The purpose of this 3-part series is to clarify that distinction and then show why…