First Rule and Past Tense are basic mental frameworks to help us understand life via two sides of the same coin – mortality. On the one hand is a biological imperative to perpetuate life as we know it. The other holds recognition of needs beyond the self, when we are taken out of the equation. Together these two offer useful perspective on decision-making. Past Tense is a periodic exercise uncovering existing connections sans us.
Operational Resilience and the First Rule
The First Rule and Past Tense are basic mental frameworks to help us understand life via two sides of the same coin - mortality. On the one hand is a biological imperative to perpetuate life as we know it. The other holds recognition of needs beyond the self, when we are taken out of the equation. Together these two offer useful perspective on decision-making. First Rule is the default consideration for operational resilience.
Cyber Impacts on Entrance/Exit
Organisations entering or exiting a market/ region have a number of constraints and obstacles to navigate. Often overlooked are ones related to cyber - both from legal and dependency perspectives. Here is what to consider.
Stories, Arcs, and What to Hang on Them
In relaying a resonant message for an intended audience, it helps to have a framework for concise conveyance. Using military constructs relaying how to build our message, we find structure to engage audiences with clarity. Used for sales, interviews, debate or relevant conversations, here are building blocks rarely discussed.
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.
Changing Culture – Feedback Chains
In internal and external messaging, especially used in creating/ adjusting/ retaining culture, there are a few tools we can use. Trouble often is we are one voice in a babbling multitude, without enough signal to clear the noise threshold. For people to pay attention to the signal, it helps to have it broadcast from multiple places - either concurrently or complementarily. We term these feedback chains - that can be put to great use. -scl
Cyber Policy Challenges in Private Sector
Garnering policy adoption from private sector is lacking and continues to lack, to the frustration of public sector proponents. This post tackles the overlooked considerations and challenges.
Messaging, Hanlon’s Razor, and the 95% Rule
Communication breakdowns are not only common, but expected. Whilst there are many reasons, our internal doubt often attributes these to ill intent of the other party. This post explores two often more accurate considerations of human nature in lieu of malice - Hanlon's Razor and The 95% Rule.
Absent Cassandra (Abssandra) is the outcome of knowing there is a question or issue we are required to solve - with no effective internal or external means or understanding to base our plans and programs on. The dangers we don't often admit are framed within the post.
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.