“These three qualities of trust decisions—rules-based; fueled by information; mathematical—allow us to embrace an understanding of trust that rejects both instincts and emotions. Instead, trust (or the absence of trust) is and always has been the resulting sum of a rules-based, information-fueled calculation.” —Achieving Digital Trust -Jeffrey Ritter
On the asymmetric battlefield unfolding before us, how will you assess your final outcomes?
The digital velocity of our day-to-day “Trust Decisions” are accelerating past our own cognition. Yet we are now beyond what the sensors are showing us. What is True?
overmatch - verb
over· match | \ ˌō-vər-ˈmach\
overmatched; overmatching; overmatches
Definition of overmatch
1 : to be more than a match for : defeat
2 : to match with a superior opponent
How could a “Software Development Kit” (SDK) in the hands of our contracted outsourced digital engineers, become our greatest vulnerability?
The tens of thousands of organizations utilizing software from SolarWinds now understand, that a supply chain “Back Door” exploit, motivated by pure espionage, is just the first sign of a match with a superior opponent.
How will Sunburst, Sunspot, Teardrop or even Facebook or YouTube, become your greatest adversary in the near future?
The failure of your own Third-Party suppliers “Software Quality Assurance” process, combined with your own organizations business aspirations to more quickly satisfy your Customer, Constituent or Senior Leaders emotions, will be your next “Operational Risk Management” (ORM) challenge. (Read this last sentence again, slowly.)
How might you, as a vital individual in the accelerating digital process to Understand, Decide and Act, make even higher quality “Trust Decisions”?
- Ask more informed questions with your OPS Risk Subject-Matter-Experts side-by-side.
- Realize that the speed of your decision, could jeopardize your own organizations livelihood.
- Know the rules and monitor human behaviors, that can jeopardize intended outcomes.
When software, the Internet and people are combined, your risk exposure expands significantly.
In 2021, the “Quality Assurance” steps you take along your path, will make all the difference. Is the light “On or “Off”? Is the number a “Zero” 0 or is it a “One” 1? What is True?
The outcomes of your future endeavors will continuously rely, on the complexity of the environment you are operating within and the discipline you shall require to survive there…