Posts tagged risks

IT Projects failures and Risk Management (posted by Fabien Villard)

Masters of Disaster Here is a very enlightening paper from Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center: IT projects fall in the same behavior: Quote: “a psychological bias toward short-term maximization instead of long-term planning—a psychological bias all humans share”. IT Project: short ROIs, code before design and architecture, intuition instead of analytical thinking, [...]

DNA evidence (posted by Fabien Villard)

Often people ask me why I don’t like the use of DNA and other biological markers as identities. My answer can be expressed in two points: Biometric data cannot be repudiated. If your biometrics are compromised you cannot change them like you can do when your personal certificate (or password) is compromised. Biometric data are [...]

Security is a strategic concern (posted by Fabien Villard)

Here is an interesting point of view on security business today from an IBM Security Strategist: Among the eight points some are tightly related to enterprise strategy and enterprise architecture. Points 2, 6 and 7 focus on external concerns, regulations and security product vendors, but  others may be summarized like this: what do I [...]

Bruce Schneier on Risk Intuition (posted by Fabien Villard)

Here is a very good post of security guru Bruce Schneier on how we as individuals are good at evaluating risks: We often hear that people do not follow rules because they do not understand risks and Schneier shows us that the error is to forget that we do not live in a world [...]