June 2016 Blog Posts (28)

Noam Chomsky - The Function of a Human

Humans have Lives not Functions


Another extraordinary definition by Noam Chomsky of what a human being is that goes well beyond giving people "functions" in the economic system which dehumanize them. In other words, in the economic system when…


Added by Enrique Raul Suarez on June 11, 2016 at 1:46am — No Comments

How the FBI hacks You

In a recent Wired.com expose’, they expose how the FBI has been secretly hacking civilian computers for about 20 years, but thanks to Rule 41, their ability to hack has been expanded.

Nevertheless, effective record keeping for these hacking incidents doesn’t exist. For instance, search warrants that permit hacking are issued using elusive language, and this makes it difficult to keep track of when the…


Added by Robert Siciliano on June 10, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Worst Economy In 5,000 Years?

Worst Economy In 5,000 Years?



Added by Enrique Raul Suarez on June 10, 2016 at 5:35am — No Comments

Risk Management Negligence Leads to Catastrophic Accident

Plains All American Pipeline, a major player in the oil and gas industry, faces $2.8 million in fines, and a grand jury indicted the company on 46 criminal charges – four…


Added by Steven Minsky on June 9, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Leveraging Stress Testing as it Applies to CCAR & DFAST

Interview with David Buck, Head of Integrated Stress Testing & Forecasting, Citizens Financial Group


As banks struggle to keep pace with regulatory updates while meeting capital requirements, there is a great desire to improve efficiencies so more focus can be placed on growth and profitability. Regulators have made it clear that risk management should be the centerpiece of banks’ strategic business plans, and many institutions are transitioning their…


Added by marcus evans N.A. Conferences on June 7, 2016 at 9:32pm — No Comments

What type of boundaries have you established in your organisation?

Whether you are the boss or a strategic advisor to the boss you establish boundaries to guide the decisions and hence behaviour of staff. What kind of boundaries have you set? I see three basic types:

• Hard – Thou shalt not cross.

• Flexible – Permission to bend the boundaries, up to a point, is implicit.

• Cushioned – Firm boundaries that allow staff to push up against them without getting “hurt”.

Hard boundaries are needed when…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on June 7, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

Technological Interconnectivity Increases Exposure to Cyber Risks

Back in August of 2015, we discussed a vulnerability in Android’s operating system that put both personal and professional data at risk. This is just one example of the fact that improved technologies, while vital to…


Added by Steven Minsky on June 2, 2016 at 4:51pm — No Comments

10 Ways to Protect your WordPress Site or Blog from Hackers

As much as you try, the unfortunate truth is that hackers are going to try to attack and access your WordPress website or blog, whether you like it or not. So, it is up to you to make sure you make the hacker’s job as difficult as possible. Here are some tips:

1. Use Plugins

One way to make your WordPress account less appealing is to use security plugins. These vary in quality, and you might have to purchase some of them, too. Just make sure…


Added by Robert Siciliano on June 1, 2016 at 4:49pm — No Comments

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