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just thoughts of a restless mind...

Risk understanding and coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak there are lots of voices saying that we shouldn't care so much - especially if we haven't vaccinated for the flu which shows a lack of diligence on our side.

That could not be more wrong! People who say that understand ZERO about risk management, and since my social bubble is mostly security and risk management people, I find that very alarming.

Let me explain:

To cyber-insure or not?

Professional liability insurance has been around for long. It is not a surprise that Cyber Insurance is becoming a trend lately, considering the constantly raising number of security breaches. The post in one sentence: Cyber insurance is a good thing but be careful what you wish for.

When multi-factor will not save you

There is a lot of discussion lately about multi-factor authentication and how this will upgrade everyone's security. Indeed, it is an improvement and it was about time we start becoming more conscious about the security issues related to authentication. As usually though, these discussions generated a lot of confusing and "why it didn't work" moments when we see cases such as Reddit's hack in August of 2018.

Preparing for CRISC

I enjoy learning new things. Everyone who knows me can attest to that. I also have fun taking tests and quizzes. So it's not a surprise that I always try to find ways to combine these two activities.

I have pursued one academic degree per decade (approximately). I got my BSc in 1993, my MSc in 2000 and my MBA in 2007. Maybe it's time for another academic degree, but it's getting more and more difficult due to time constraints and, of course, the fact that I'm getting old. Not to mention the cost.