innovation through dialogue

Security needs innovation, new ideas from new people. It's great to see a new Master's Programme underway at Stockholm University. Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is set to regain its position as a leader in the field, and the industry stands to benefit.

Aiming for openness and external contacts, the programme has hosted a series of Security Dialogues, informal sessions with folks outside academia. I'm super-pleased to have been invited to meet with students December 2. Dialogue FTW!


react, adapt and return

Continuity risk can rarely be avoided and the likelihood is difficult to decrease. Our best bet tends to be lowering the consequence, preparing for how to reduce the impact of the risk event.

The way we do this is through planning to strengthen key organisational capabilities:

  • to react effectively when the event occurs (contingency plan)
  • to adapt and do business differently when necessary (continuity plan)
  • to return to normal delivery in an orderly fashion following the crisis (recovery plan)


passion vs. arguments

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences hosted a day on radiation risk in the context of final disposal of nuclear waste with researchers, industry, municipalities plus vocal opponents of, well, most everything.

60+ years after its introduction, nuclear energy remains an explosive topic. This sad state of affairs clouds our ability as a society to address the matter rationally. Then again, rationality is not in fashion these days.

But my thanks to all who contributed constructively. I learned a lot.