Your security maturity is low? Are you using your people the best way you can?

One famous saying attributed to Steve Jobs must be: « it doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do. » It makes sense and security is no exception. How often do I see companies struggling to improve their level of […]

Why is usability important for security management?

Why is usability important for security management? Is it even important? Obviously for a lot of people, it is not. And that’s a problem. But what is usability anyway? Usability? According to Wikipedia, and I find the definition pretty accurate, usability is “the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object such as a […]

Et vos politiques de sécurité, vous les préférez sommaires ou complètes ? Réflexions sur les deux possibilités !

Dès que l’on parle de bonne gouvernance d’entreprise, on entend très vite les mots « politiques », « règles » et « procédures ». Lorsque l’on dirige une entreprise ou une équipe, la plupart des gourous en « management » vous diront qu’il faut donner des ordres précis ou définir des objectifs SMART (Simples, Mesurables, Atteignables, Réalistes et Temporellement définis). Sur cette base, […]

Even if you are good at what you do, you may get a job…or not!

Another post that might raise comments from « colleagues » saying « you shouldn’t talk about it » although there is nothing new in this post. It is more a philosophical approach in the sense we try to deconstruct the way we work. Our goal is not to explain that the market is saturated and that it is difficult […]

Is happiness at work a security concern?

A recent Gallup report estimates the cost of absenteeism due to depression to 28 billion US dollars. It is not the first report nor the first time a link is made between depression (and consequently  happiness)  and absenteeism at work (and it direct and indirect costs). If we extrapolate these numbers for an average company of […]

No training is (often) bad training

When we talk about training, it is common to ear that they should be given on purpose. The purpose being « doing a better job ». Likely, when someone need a specific skill she/he doesn’t have yet, it is often when we can demonstrate a Return on Investment that he/she will be sent in training. This is […]

The right to be wrong

A large number of companies have a culture of perfection or, at least, « right from the start »  in their values. As a consequences, failing is not welcome. Who like to fail? Nobody! Even if you don’t like it, failure occurs. And the worse thing about failure is to fail to learn from it and to […]

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