Event: 12-13 MAR 14 NYC Risk Management Summit

The Risk Management Summit is a 2-day networking and educational conference open to the senior risk managers at companies listed on the Fortune 1000, the Global 500 and privately-held companies with more than $2.5 billion in annual revenues. In addition, prior recipients of the Risk Manager of the Year and Risk Management Honor Roll awards …

DNI Directive on Supply Chain Risk Management

DNI Directive on Supply Chain Risk Management Because the Intelligence Community utilizes commercial products including those that may be manufactured abroad, it could be vulnerable to threat or compromise through its supply chain.  Intelligence Community Directive 731 issued by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on December 7 establishes IC policy on “Supply Chain Risk …

Bruce Schneier: On Risk – And Death of Civilization

Our Newfound Fear of Risk We’re afraid of risk. It’s a normal part of life, but we’re increasingly unwilling to accept it at any level. So we turn to technology to protect us. The problem is that technological security measures aren’t free. They cost money, of course, but they cost other things as well. They …

Berto Jongman: Cyber-Risk

Key Metrics for Risk-Based Security Management Tripwire has released the results of an extensive study focused on the state of risk-based security management with the Ponemon Institute. The study examined the key risk-based security metrics IT security managers used most frequently to gauge the effectiveness of their organizations’ overall security efforts. Top Metrics included: time …

Marcus Aurelius: CIA Talent Gap Blamed on Management

Bad management drives talent from CIA, internal reports suggest Frustration with poor managers is costing the CIA some of its most talented staff, internal surveys and former officers say. By Ken Dilanian Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2013 WASHINGTON — For the Central Intelligence Agency, he was a catch: an American citizen who had grown …

Berto Jongman: 50 Global Risks, 5 Categories, 5 Major Crises, 3 Major Risk Cases

The world is more at risk as persistent economic weakness saps our ability to tackle environmental challenges, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report. This is one of the key findings of a survey of over 1000 experts from industry, government and academia, who were polled on how they expect 50 global …

Reference: Strategic National Risk Assessment PPD-8

Here, from a Federal web site open to the public, is an unclassified summary of what the US Government considers to be the risks from certain natural and manmade threats. Recognize it for what it is: an unclassified summary. The Strategic National Risk Assessment in Support of PPD 8 A Comprehensive Risk-Based Approach toward a …

John Marke: Complexity, Risk Consultants, & Baloney

Complexity, Sharks & Risk Consultants – How “Internal Auditor” Magazine Got It Wrong They got it wrong….  Internal Auditor recently published an article by Neil Baker “Managing the Complexity of Risk” claiming that “The ISO 31000 framework aims to provide a foundation for effective risk management within the organization.”  Well….not so fast. “Complexity” has become something …

John Marke: Complexity Enhanced Risk Insights

Accenture isn’t “top of mind” when we think of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)…for now.   I recall a Senior Director at consulting firm I worked for (it’s no longer in business)  tell an auditorium of about 1000 consultants “I’m not afraid of Accenture.  They don’t scare me.”  Ah huh. I thought: “That’s because you haven’t come up against them in the …

2010 Julian Harston “Intelligence Assessment and Risk Analysis in Peacekeeping and Peace Support Operations – A Necessity”

Intelligence Assessment and Risk Analysis in Peacekeeping and Peace Support Operations – A necessity. Julian Harston, United Nations, Assistant Secretary General (rtd) October 2010 Document:  2010 JMAC Speech Julian Harston ‘We are fully aware of your long-standing limitations in gathering information. The limitations are inherent in the very nature of the United Nations and therefore …

Pakistan Medical Resource Finder, Millions at Risk of Fatal Diseases

http://pakistan.resource-finder.appspot.com This is a good idea/resource that needs a great deal of additional information and mobile SMS access. Thanks to those posting at the Ushahidi Twitter feed Related: + Epidemic advisory situation report + Crisis Commons Wiki on Pakistan Floods + Sahana Foundation Flood Response Resources + Pakreport.org + Crisis mappers + Praecipio International | …

2006 General Accountability Office (GAO) Defense Acquisitions DoD Management Approach and Processes Not Well-Suited to Support Development of Global Information Grid

Oops 2006: DOD’s management approach for the GIG–in which no one entity is clearly in charge or accountable for results–is not optimized to enforce investment decisions across the department. The DOD Chief Information Officer has lead responsibility for the GIG development effort, but this office has less influence on investment and program decisions than the …

2001 Rotheray (UK) New Risks of Crisis: Fresh Perspectives from Open Source

Brian Rotheray is one of the “Dissident Majority” at BBC who have objected, among other things, to terrible management and a rather loose grasp of the truth, including teams that are so biased against any sembalnce of Western intervention as to be considered propaganda elements of the indigenous insurgent elements. To the left, one of …