Links To Interesting Stuff
I have a ton of tabs open in Firefox about stuff I thought would be some sweet newschool-esque reading for everybody out there.
1.) Threat and Risk Mapping Analysis in Sudan
Not really about measurement and progress, but a fascinating look at “physical risk management” nonetheless:
2.) I thought Gunnar did a great job on these two posts:
Begin The Begin, Cloud Security : http://1raindrop.typepad.com/1_raindrop/2009/06/begin-the-begin-cloud-security.html
Enterprise Security Priorities : http://1raindrop.typepad.com/1_raindrop/2009/06/enterprise-security-priorities.html
3.) Simlar to Gunnar’s Security Priorities is this link from CIO mag (it’s pretty dry until the second page, so I linked to that one):
Valuing an IT Service : http://www.cioupdate.com/trends/article.php/11047_3821986_2/How-to-Assign-Value-to-an-IT-Service.htm
4.) If Physics is simply the act of observing the world around us and building mathematical models to describe it, then here’s a fun little post on Love
from the NYT (SFW): http://judson.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/26/guest-column-loves-me-loves-me-not-do-the-math/?em
5.) Talk about NewSchool in practice, if you’re not subscribing to Chris Hayes Risktical blog, you’re missing out. Here’s something he did this week that I really liked:
The Risk Is Right http://risktical.com/2009/05/21/the-risk-is-right/ – one word, hardcore.
6.) Finally, I’ve often said that even if you hate risk analysis, you’re doing it anyway. Just in a bad, ad-hoc manner. Here’s something from Gelman’s blog that suggests that you’re gonna have to eventually be “New School”:
Those who don’t know statistics are doomed to . . . rely on statistics anyway : http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/archives/2009/06/those_who_dont.html It’s even got a Bill James mention!