“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless but disastrous.” ~ Thomas Merton “The abyss that separates us from ourselves.” I […]Read More Will the ‘Autonomous Revolution’ be the ‘Eudaimonia’ experience in our world?
1. ORDER Getting to the root cause was a big deal to Aristotle. The concept Occam’s razor You might remember from your philosophy or science classes—the idea that the simplest explanation is the most likely one? Well, Occam enhanced and promoted the Aristotelian root cause analysis and called it “Occam’s Razor.“ This is the old […]Read More WHAT WAS A BIG DEAL FOR ARISTOTLE SHOULD BE FOR US TOO
All too often, the world of cybersecurity, and for that matter, the entire world of technology in most companies mirrors the business world concerning the organizational structure and especially in creating those coveted silos. Why is this important for those in the cyber profession? All too often the corporate world of silos, hierarchical structures where […]Read More CISO and the “Keep off the Grass” signs
Conscious technology is the foundation for the ongoing development of the Fifth Industrial Revolution. Conscious technology builds on the foundations of the past four industrial revolutions, integrated with the internet and exchanges, gives birth to entrepreneurship, collaboration, education, and innovation. Conscious technology can only spring forth and give meaning to our lives when we apply […]Read More Conscious Technology
“Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.” – Plato CISOs must become ‘philosophers.’ Being a ‘philosopher’ is what makes you a leader. Philosophy is a passion you wear on your sleeves! It is the reason you care. If you are nothing more than technology, are you then a ‘bot’? “Conscious […]Read More Stream of Consciousness 6.18.2019
Cyber is a beautiful thing. “All great things are risky and, as the saying goes, what is beautiful is difficult.” Plato For the Cognitive CISO, the question arises, “what is the ultimate purpose of the work you do?” Now Think about the word “PURPOSE.” What comes to mind? Something worthwhile? Something grand and noble? Something […]Read More It’s A Beautiful Thing
Let’s face it: All too often, our quest for security and creating an environment that meets all the regulatory obligations is a succession of hassles. There’s an endless stream of frustrations, inconveniences, complications, disappointments, and potential disasters lurking in most of our daily experiences in securing the enterprise and governing the cyber world. We all […]Read More Where are the CISO Hassles?
“I assure you that I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and domination.” – Alexander the Great First, write down on a blank sheet of paper what your concept of “excellence” means to you as a CISO. Now read that definition you just […]Read More CISO, Do you seek Power, Dominance or Excellence?
Simon & Garfunkel sang a song entitled “The Dangling Conversation.” I am going to improvise a verse: “Yes, we speak of things that matter With words that must be said “Can analysis be worthwhile?” “Is Cobol really dead?” Well, not dead, dead, but I would say “Cobol” is definitely in “God’s Waiting Room.” A large […]Read More The Dangling Conversation