Web Security vs. Superstition, Part 4

Web site security is a very important issue to me. I find it frustrating sometimes dealing with people who operate based more on superstition and urban legends than on solid principles.  Part 4 is about some strange behavior I have seen in security groups and other insanity. Continue reading

Web Security vs. Superstition, Part 2

Web site security is a very important issue to me. I find it frustrating sometimes dealing with the “security experts” in IT who operate based more on superstition and urban legends than on solid principles.  Part 2 is in response to my meeting with such a “security expert”. Continue reading

Web Security vs. Superstition, Part 1

Web site security is a very important issue to me. Every application, every information resource, must be built strong enough to put in the Internet, to reliably deliver information to those allowed access, and prevent delivery to those who are not.  I find it frustrating sometimes dealing with the “security experts” in IT who operate based more on superstition and urban legends than on solid principles.  Part 1 lays down the requirements for a secure web application.  Today’s post is prompted by my meeting with such a security expert. Continue reading

It’s all Newton’s Fault

In working with organizations on their processes, I consistently find that most people are truly surprised to find out how their process are necessarily complicated.  Turning the question around, I started wondering “Why is it that we have the feeling that processes should be simple?”  This belief is at the center of a key problem people have in process management.  It represents a kind of blindness that keeps some from being successful in process management.  For now, let me blame it all on Issac Newton. Continue reading

Social Business Forum in Milan (2011)

Who wants to go to Italy in June?   There is a great opportunity to attend the Social Business Forum 2011 which is being held June 8 in Milan, Italy, where a number of thought leaders will be convening to discuss the latest in social business trends.   Continue reading