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  • 1. Security Summit: Challenges to our Future State of Readiness 12 August 2009 A New Joining of Hands Thornton Part 1 May 1 thorntonamay@aol.com
  • 2. I am part of A Time-Boxed, Multi-Act Executive Learning Experience
  • 3. My role is to Set the Stage for the messages that follow
  • 4. Before We go too far Why Are Humans at the Top of the Food Chain?
  • 5. If We Did a S.W.O.T. Analysis On Humans Our eyesight is limited - we possess no ability to see the ultraviolet light that guides butterflies. No night vision that aids owls and ocelots. We cant see as far as eagles. We have none of the echolocation by which bats and whales hunt and orient. We are olfactory idiots, having a very primitive sense of smell. We cant run as fast as the antelope, swim as well as the dolphin, nor possess the strength of the lion. So how come we arent lunch?
  • 6. Species-to-Species S.W.O.T. Analysis The trait which separates us from the lower orders the thing that generates our inter-species competitive advantage the behavior that places us at the top of the food chain is the ability to work with others. How we Collaborate is important
  • 7. Macro Changes I have been on a massive walk-about 200 20 2
  • 8. Macro Change More to Know More Ways to Know Increased Expectations That You Will Do Something Efficacious With What You Know Key Actors & High Performance Enterprises Have become adept at Collaborative knowing Wisdom of Crowds
  • 9. CollaborationMatters! If people knew how to collaborate well, the world would simply work better. Morten T. Hansen Good collaboration amplifies strength, but poor collaboration is worse than no collaboration at all. Jim Collins
  • 10. Quick Collaboration/Security Warm Up Exercise Story Telling In your group: Please Come Up With Two Examples Where good collaboration made the enterprise more secure; And two examples where bad collaboration made the organization less secure
  • 11. Report Backs
  • 12. Collaborationisincreasing ontheenterpriseradarscreen
  • 13. isalmostuniversally perceivedas akeyingredientofsuccess injustabout everyfieldofendeavor
  • 14. TheValueof Collaboration Adapt the learnings of others to your particular circumstance What were your major take-aways from Kens comments last night?
  • 15. TheValueof What were your major take-aways Collaboration from Kens comments last night? We are at an inflection point Changes in Threat Landscape Transitioning from Inhibitor to Enabler Automation New model Managed Infrastructure, Information-centric, Risk Based and Policy-Driven Reputation-based security
  • 16. Solution Gallery Jump Ball #1 Isthepracticeofsecurity inyourenterprise ataninflectionpoint? Ifso,whatareyoutransitioning from? Whatareyoutransitioningto? 16
  • 17. Solution Gallery Jump Ball #2 Whathaveyoudoneto automate thepracticeofsecurity inyourenterprise? 17
  • 18. Automation?
  • 19. Coming Back to Socrates Socratic Principle #1: The unexamined life is not worth living Socratic Principle #2: Wisdom begins by knowing that you dont know Socratic Principle #3: Skill is teachable and learnable Socratic Principle #4: No One Does Evil Willingly 20
  • 20. ComingBack Socratic Principle #1: toSocrates The unexamined life is not worth living Please describe how your enterprise examines [i.e., audits/monitors security] 21
  • 21. ComingBack Socratic Principle #2: toSocrates Wisdom begins by knowing that you dont know What dont you know? 22
  • 22. Sony asCollaborator In early 2003, Howard Stringer, head of U.S. operations for Japanese electronics giant Sony, was plotting to respond to Apples amazing success with the iPod Sony did not want to let Apple take over the market. It was after all, a market Sony should own. It had invented the idea of carrying music around on peoples heads with the iconoclastic Walkman, which was introduced in 1979 and had sold nearly 200 million units by the time the iPod became the new kid on the block. Morten T. Hansen, Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results [Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009].
  • 23. Sony asCollaborator It was after all, a market Sony should own. It had invented the idea of carrying music around on peoples heads with the iconoclastic Walkman, which was introduced in 1979 and had sold nearly 200 million units by the time the iPod became the new kid on the block. Morten T. Hansen, Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results [Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009].