All Models are wrong, but some are useful. (George Box) …and some are measurably better than others. (Douglas Hubbard). Such is the premise of the book How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk, in which Douglas Hubbard and Richard Seiersen take a critical look at conventional methods of assessing Cybersecurity risk, and offer an alternative. A continuation of Hubbard’s series on business statistics and quantitative decision analysis, this book dives deep into the problem of how to inform business decisions in complex situations when data is scarce. While business statistics may not be everyone’s favourite topic, it is a remarkably engaging overview, and it can equally serve as a desk reference for anyone whose work involves helping organizations make informed[…]

Live theatre, live music, dining out. Besides being three of my favourite past-times, what do they have in common? Each is a performance in which skilled and talented people collaborate, bringing the best they have in order to create memorable experiences for the patrons they serve. The people who do it have to be on top of their game every day, individually and in the way they work together. If you happen to know anyone whose work is performance you will also understand that it’s hard work, and much of it goes unseen. All of which brings me to the Fork and Cork Grill, a new restaurant that has just opened in Kitchener. The name says what this collaboration is about: food[…]