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13 Reasons Why Heat Maps Must Die

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2018 12:31:20 PM / by Osama Salah posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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I have posted on YouTube 13 Reasons Why Heat Maps Must Die, a presentation that I prepared for a conference. My eight year old daughter already commented “Amazing work, I agree.” What more validation does one need?

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Heat Maps Don’t Support ISO 31000

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Osama Salah posted in FAIR, Risk Management

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I was recently re-reading ISO 31000 because that's what one does for fun (don't you?). Surprisingly I noticed on a few occasions that using heat maps (or qualitative RM) appears to not align with the guidelines.

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Warren Buffet's Information Security Advice

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2018 10:38:23 AM / by Osama Salah posted in FAIR

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OK, so Warren Buffet didn't really give information security advice. He gave investment advice. Risk management's objective, which I believe is the foundation of information security, is to make good investment decisions.

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