On Creating a Unified Sector – pt.1

Public sector concepts of how organisations help mitigate systemic risk - in this example, cyber defence for their sector - are difficult to convey. Since organisational interpretations of the concept vary, complementary implementation challenges abound; usually ending with highly glossed fanfare masking minimal results. Here is the first set of considerations for organisations to become part of the solution.

On Cypartan’s Dilemma

In our dynamic cyber threat landscape, info/ cybersec personnel engage everyday with enemies who seek to harm those we wish to protect. Few in number against staggering odds, outmanned and outgunned with limited resources, we must be right one-hundred percent of the time, whilst the enemy needs only to be right once. This is the Cypartan Dilemma.

On Internal Mapping (3)

Dataset layers are the foundational pieces of building the organisation's map, as without them the map can't be complete. Preferably driven by automated ingests, there are layers likely manually curated - giving greater visibility to broader operations. In tracing the often-understood, rarely-captured components of an organisation - their processes and interdependencies - we need people able to follow paths from start to finish adding the layer to the mix.