I'll be running three new risk management courses this November
What’s a Black Swan & why you need contingency plans
The phrase Black Swan is often used as shorthand for a very serious event but a true Black Swan is wholly unexpected. These are impossible to prepare for if we rely on previous experiences but we have other options.
They Might Not Want a Hammer: How to Understand an Organization
This ability to take a contextual view and to achieve real understanding is the difference between an effective and ineffective consultant. Focusing on these three areas will help get you there and to select the right tool for the job.
This time it isn’t different
Two major events are going to happen in US within the five years. One is a replay of the US subprime mortgage collapse which spawned the 2008 financial crisis. The other will occur when the bubble of college debt bursts. Both events - one of which may well trigger the other - will cause massive … Continue reading This time it isn’t different
If it looks like a duck (or a snake)….
“The first rule of snakes [problems] is, if you see a snake, you kill it….Just take care of it” Jim Barksdale, former CEO Netscape It’s rare for an event to be truly unexpected. We know that our personal habits affect our health. We know that incorrect use of tools and machinery can cause injury. We … Continue reading If it looks like a duck (or a snake)….
DCDR is live
(This post was updated on Nov 7, 2018 to reflect the discontinuation of the free SOLO plan.) Launch day! For about 15 months now, I have been working on a project to build a better piece of risk management software. This is something I have been thinking about since 2002 and I think now, more … Continue reading DCDR is live
ISO 31000 – a review of the 2018 standard
Yawn! Aside from GDPR-inspired emails with news of updated terms and conditions , this will be the most boring thing you will read all week.... However, it might be one of the more important if you are a risk manager because one of the core risk management references has just been updated and there are … Continue reading ISO 31000 – a review of the 2018 standard
Meet the expert – a conversation with Nick Smart
Risks don't just arise from operational incidents. Often the conduct of the organization and its senior leaders result in a type of risk that is very different but just as threatening as a large, physical event. In this conversation with Nick Smart we explore the intersection of risk, ethics and governance. Nick is an independent … Continue reading Meet the expert – a conversation with Nick Smart
10 quick thoughts on risk
I'm trying to improve my videos so apologize for the quality but here's a quick video with 10 quick thoughts on risk management. Let me know what you think!
A KISS Approach to Enterprise Security Risk Management
Enterprise security risk management (ESRM) has been a topic of increasing interest for security managers over the past few years. ASIS International has identified it as a strategic focus. However, after a review of the literature, beginning with the 2010 CSO roundtable paper on ESRM, two issues are raised that could make ESRM implementation difficult. … Continue reading A KISS Approach to Enterprise Security Risk Management