Louie Armstrong references aside, this post is a bit of a departure from the others. There is no BLUF, OpRes, or cyber. Instead it illustrates the world from a stoic (Marcus Aurelius/ Epictetus/ Seneca) philosophical standpoint. Your world.
An effective cyber organisation requires multiple talents, some hidden, some obvious. Leaders in cyber should aim to uncover and conduct the cyber orchestra so as to make it all work together to pre-empt and to resolve cyber challenges.
Skin in the game (SITG) goes past personal investment in endeavors, to potential loss or harm shared when an effort goes south. In larger senses we need organisational SITG to adjust culture or sector behaviours - with potential harm implicit for collectively falling short.
Many small adjustments and oversights in process, risk controls equate to the bending of material to fit it to the desired space. Only when there has been too much strain, or too many bends, will the bent piece be broken. A break leads us to find a proper piece, or decide if something else would be more suitable.
Measure based on past experience, mapping where our fragility lies.
Can incidents like COVID result in long term shifts in how we do business? Or is it a longer term crisis-du-jour, with underlying issues remaining unresolved?
Cassandra's paradox is knowing something will be missed, but not knowing what something is. It's missing what could be without understanding what could be.
Much discussion refers to the path or the end, rarely do we establish the importance of the starting point and its connection - to routes, destinations, and adjustments found.
The lack of messaging is interpreted as a message in and of itself. If messages will be conveyed either way, it’s in our best interest to take control of what goes out to the public, using it to our advantage.
We need a threat sufficiently eclipsing our internal organizational conflicts - either a catastrophe or an enemy.