Sunday, March 14, 2021

Book memo: Measuring and Managing Information Risk

Cover image for Measuring and Managing Information RiskMeasuring and Managing Information Riskby Jack Jones; Jack FreundPublished by Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014

This book is at the foundation of risk management as taught by the FAIR Institute.  FAIR is "Factor Analysis of Information Risk" and is a framework for evaluating cybersecurity risk.  Open FAIR standards are managed by the Open Group.  FAIR has been mapped into the NIST cybersecurity framework as well.

The recent breach of the Oldsmar, Florida water treatment plant, "Compromise of U.S. Water Treatment Facility", is discussed in a FAIR Institute blog post, that tries to take a "realistic look at the risk, applying the discipline of FAIR thinking".  However you may need to read below to understand that analysis.

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Signal flags

  At, in the “Outdoor Flags & Banners” category, the #1 bestseller is this American Flag.

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Coming in at #12 is this Trump 2024 flag:

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At #18

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There is another Trump 2024 at #45, and a Trump 2020 at #47.

This Ted Cruz flag has no sales ranking (i.e., I don’t think any have sold)

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There are a number of Ted Cruz 2024 flags with various designs - at least six, of which I find only one that has a sales ranking.  Coming in at #89,633 in the category Outdoors Flags & Banners is:

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