I have a personal, and I think (of course) the ultimate, information security metric: Mean Time Between Horrifying Discovery (MTBHD).
While this may be self evident, there are some subtleties in the definition of MTBHD. The basic idea would simply be
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I’m finally getting around to publishing this out here, but this is a link to my speaking engagement at this year’s (2013) Secure360 conference: http://secure360.org/schedule/culture-trumps-calculation/
I was pleased with the presentation and feedback received from the attendees. They were generally positive, some humorous, and a few constructive. However, the important part is that I was above average with my scores.
If you attended Secure360, you can go back in listen to the presentations here. I know I have, well, at least mine that is, over and over and over and….
I will be speaking at this year’s Secure360 conference in St. Paul, MN on what I think is an interesting aspect of information security risk management. I’ll be speaking on May 15th, the second day of the conference.
My presentation will explore a little about how people make decisions, from group think to type A personalities that seem to dominate the decision making process. When logic and reason come in contact with personality and passion, the clash can be interesting and at times make a security professional’s job a pain (unless you know how to make fun of it).
You can find my specific scheduled slot here with an overview description of my topic.
Geek is a fashion statement, Nerd is a life style.
After my speaking engagement at the Secure360 conference in St. Paul, MN, I participated in Society of Information Risk Analysts’ podcast. The podcast recently went live and you can find it here:
Episode 6: Secure360 interviews
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One of the biggest “culture shocks” I had when I started working for the State of Minnesota was around data classification.
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