My latest @ISACA post talks about how there is a lack of parallelism in the way that organizations apply Risk Treatment. In short, the lower in the organization you are the less real options that you have. You can read the article here
Here is a mega update on several items I’ve been working on lately. First, I did a podcast with ThreatConnect talking about CRQ. We did a bit of a retrospective on the FAIR book as well which was nice. Next is a piece I wrote for ISACA about how to not over-respond to current workContinue reading “CRQ, Zero Trust, NACD, and Risk Treatment Options”
ISACA asked me to write a short piece on my Journal article about risk communication. They published that here. I also wrote a blog post for the @ISACA newsletter about the trouble with positive risk. Lastly, NIST released an update to their ERM-Cyber integration standard and my friends at the FAIR Institute asked me toContinue reading “Positive Risk, ISACA Journal, and more NIST”
As a part of my new role with RiskLens, I’ve been publishing several articles. Included here is a recap of my work over the past month: The ZombieLoad speculative execution bug raised the specter of a possible 40% hit in performance. I gave a plan to evaluate this new bug in the context of riskContinue reading “ZombieLoad, Business Acumen, HITRUST, and DHS Directive”
For this months @ISACA Tips column, I wrote about the conundrum of defining and assessing emerging risk. Its an interesting space to assess; technologies and trends so cutting edge that they sorta defy precision assessments, yet also so important as to require them. You can check it out here.
I wrote an article to help ISACA introduce its Digital Transformation research in the Financial Services industry. There are some interesting findings in here about AI, IOT, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain. My article in Bankingexchange.com is here ISACA’s Digital Transformation Barometer research is here
Awarded ISACA Global Achievement Award for work on CRISC certification
I was interviewed for, and quoted in, this ISACA publication around Smart Contracts. Upon reflection, what we are really seeing is just a continuation of the concept of Code = Law as pointed out by Lawrence Lessig in his 1999 book, Code and Other Law of Cyberspace. The Smart Contracts doc is a free downloadContinue reading “Smart Contracts”
In my latest column I wanted to call out some of the dichotomy that exists in the cyber world today. There are so many exciting new technologies in the world, and so much more risk inherent in them. Working in risk means that you can’t avoid bad things entirely (any more than you can stopContinue reading “Interesting Times”
My latest @ISACA column was published today and in it, I talk about a concept called “pure risk.” It flies in the face of notions of “positive risk” that are in popular use. Understanding Pure Risk can help dispel any notion that Cyber Risk can be a good thing. You can read it here.