“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”
What will we learn during this COVID-19 crisis? How did we learn as a result of the incident known as 9/11?
Our vulnerability this time, is far beyond scanning luggage and the new processes for ID check or travel analysis. Brene Brown has been trying to educate us, in so many important ways.
In all our years of an "All Hazards" Homeland risk management philosophy, what have we learned? How will we Assess, Prepare, Respond and Recover even better, from this point forward?
What have you discovered about your organizations ability to adapt, innovate, create and change during this first quarter of 2020? Will you even survive?
One key item may have revealed itself in your experience so far. How would you improve your organization, when it comes to "Incident Response"?
One truth is, that our individuals who have a "C" in their title acronym, (CEO, CSO, CIO, CTO, CISO, CMO, CRO) have been challenged in new ways. These same leaders have not trained enough, or long enough in this past decade. Complacency is now becoming apparent again.
Our leadership skills have all been exposed to the vulnerabilites of people, processes, systems and external events. We have been caught off guard on a spectrum of challenging global incidents just these past 24 months. A crisis spectrum that spans our physical world. Also to our invisible virtual digital world.
Our growing "Incident Response Spectrum" is wide and vast. It still requires specialized skills and knowledge to address the kind of change, that will now increasingly be required, in Fortune 500 Global Companies, Mid-Market INC 500 emerging businesses and especially, our Small-Medium Businesses (SMB).
How will we continuously Adapt, Create and Change from this point forward?
You almost could have predicted, how well our cities and our local municipal governments would fare in the COVID-19 crisis? An invisible threat vector. How?
Look at just one example. How well have our cities and Critical Infrastructure organizations performed during their "Incident Response" from the dozens of Ransomware Attacks? Digital malware, that has plagued our cities these past few years.
Ask Baltimore, MD about their particular learning curve, on what they have learned since discovering their own vulnerabilities. How they discovered the real value. of effective Incident Response.
Look at another emerging example. How well have our U.S. companies been exercising their "Incident Response" plans with disruptions to our Supply Chains? Issues with the availability of critical equipment and commodities, that previously would never have thought to be so vital to our ongoing response?
America. This new era going forward, is going to be about our innovation age all over again. It will be all about creativity. And it will be much more about dramatic change.
Most of all, it will be about finding grace. About our compassion. You see, we are Americans. Our endurance and our leadership, is inherent to our people and all of the U.S. organizations, that will rise up to meet this crisis and others in our future.
Our Incident Response and Security Teams will be learning even more now. Our organizations will be "Up Skilling" or "Skilling Up," with new found tools, processes and policies.
Our supply chains will become even more resilient. Our Critical Infrastructure and essential services will be gearing up for the "W" curve of recovery.
So what will you be doing to innovate and create a new mechanism to make us even better?
How will you do it with grace and compassion while working towards collaboration with others, instead of just being competitive?
Our American tragedy, will not just be about how many people have died. This alone is enough.
Yet, it will be about our FIRST Responders.
This new spectrum of FIRST Responders, is so much wider than you ever realized. Who is a FIRST Responder in your organization? In your entire community.
The skills and knowledge of our FIRST Responders from this point foward, must improve, will expand and we will do this all together.
This next paradigm, is about Communication, Cooperation and ongoing Collaborative Education.
Will you join us...