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How to Get a Risk Aware Culture and Do It Today

by French Caldwell  |  May 8, 2014  |  3 Comments

A giant planet killing asteroid helps.  Short of that, perhaps losing millions of your customers over a data breach incident.  Actually, neither of those will create a truly risk aware culture.  When the risk probability is 100%, your people will tend to focus on that one risk and ignore those with lower probabilities.  So the […]

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Learning from Aunt Elsie

by French Caldwell  |  January 25, 2011  |  Comments Off

Aunt Elsie never went to the grocery store.  She’d call in her grocery list over the phone, and the grocer would deliver.  One day in the 1950s, Aunt Elsie called my grandmother and said, “Emily, do you ever shop at a supermarket?”  My grandmother said of course she did, and Aunt Elsie asked to accompany […]

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Privacy Risk — Do You Want Your School Board to Put a Webcam in Your House?

by French Caldwell  |  February 22, 2010  |  1 Comment

In Maine, every middle schooler is issued a laptop. This is a trend that is gaining around the world — the Australia federal government is funding laptops in that country. Isn’t it cool that governments, non-profits and software vendors are making sure that students have the technology to learn? (Loud sound of tires skidding).  Hold […]

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