Science of Risk Management

@GeorgeResse pointed out this article http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/five-facts-every-cloud-computing-pro-should-know-174 from @DavidLinthicum today.  And from a Cloud advocate point of view I like four of the assertions.  But his point about Cloud Security is off: “While many are pushing back on cloud computing due to security concerns, cloud computing is, in fact, as safe as or better than most…

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Gideon Rasmussen, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPP, writes in his latest blog post (http://www.gideonrasmussen.com/article-22.html) about the BP Oil spill and operational risk, and the damages the spill is causing BP.  Ignoring the hindsight bias of the article here… “This oil spill is a classic example of a black swan (events with the potential for severe impact…

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These came across the SIRA mailing list. They were so good, I had to share: https://eight2late.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/cox%E2%80%99s-risk-matrix-theorem-and-its-implications-for-project-risk-management/ http://eight2late.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/visualising-content-and-context-using-issue-maps-an-example-based-on-a-discussion-of-coxs-risk-matrix-theorem/ http://eight2late.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/on-the-limitations-of-scoring-methods-for-risk-analysis/ Thanks to Kevin Riggins for finding them and pointing them out.

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In comments to my “Why I Don’t Like CRISC” article, Oliver writes: CobIT allows to segregate what is called IT in analysable parts.  Different Risk models apply to those parts. e.g. Information Security, Architecture, Project management. In certain areas the risk models are more mature (Infosec / Project Management) and in certain they are not…

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For your consideration, two articles in today’s New York Times. First, “How to Remind a Parent of the Baby in the Car?:” INFANTS or young children left inside a vehicle can die of hyperthermia in a few hours, even when the temperature outside is not especially hot. It is a tragedy that kills about 30…

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Some time back, a friend of mine said “Alex, I like the concept of Risk Management, but it’s a little like the United Nations – Good in concept, horrible in execution”. Recently, a couple of folks have been talking about how security should just be a “diligence” function, that is, we should just prove that…

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