Data breach fines will prolong the rot

by adam on September 8, 2010

The UK’s Financial Services Authority has imposed a ¬£2.28 million fine for losing a disk containing the information about 46,000 customers. (Who was fined is besides the point here.) I agree heartily with John Dunn’s “Data breach fines will not (…)

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The lumbering ogre of Enterprise Governance is no replacement for real Quality Management.

by alex on September 7, 2010

Gideon Rasmussen, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPP, writes in his latest blog post ( about the BP Oil spill and operational risk, and the damages the spill is causing BP. ¬†Ignoring the hindsight bias of the article here… “This oil spill (…)

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Petroski on Engineering

by adam on September 1, 2010

As I was reading the (very enjoyable) “To Engineer is Human,” I was struck by this quote, in which Petroski first quotes Victorian-era engineer Robert Stephenson, and then comments: …he hoped that all the casualties and accidents, which had occurred (…)

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