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Art Anselm Kiefer: Transcendent Myth and Postmodern Vision

Anselm Kiefer: Transcendent Myth and Postmodern Vision

Anselm Kiefer is renowned for his use of unusual and evocative material and the dense texture and size of his paintings and constructions. He uses a range of methods and materials that give his work a relief-like density which, combined with the impressive size of the works, results in some [...]

Business Why Treatment Increases Risk

Why Treatment Increases Risk

Most people are familiar with the operational definition of risk used by a number of standards and methodologies: it is defined as the effect of uncertainty on objectives. In the vernacular language risk generally means a negative effect, but we notice that the definition also includes positive effects as part [...]

Politics Challenges Regarding US-China Relations

Challenges Regarding US-China Relations

In spite of a long term economic interdependency in recent years there has been a growing undertow of discontent between the US and China regarding China’s secretive rapid military expansion, territorial disputes, and a mutual feeling of xenophobia. The risk of war between the USA and China has been a [...]

Technology “Shellshock …I told you so”

“Shellshock …I told you so”

Again a new vulnerability is being targeted in the Linux/Unix/Mac OX systems. Known as bash vulnerability it is making quite a noise in the security market. Honestly I find this quite funny: people shocked because of a hole in systems supposedly renewed to be almost “invulnerable”. If this had happened [...]

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“Shellshock …I told you so”
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“Shellshock …I told you so”

Again a new vulnerability is being targeted in the Linux/Unix/Mac OX systems. Known as bash vulnerability it is making quite a noise in the security market. Honestly I find this quite funny: people shocked because of a hole in systems supposedly renewed to be almost “invulnerable”. If this had happened [...]

A Strategic Approach To Overhauling The Value Chain
Business

A Strategic Approach To Overhauling The Value Chain

In the previous post I outlined some of the hazards inherent to an initiative to improve internal processes at a technology service provider for the purposes of a service audit (e.g. SOC-2). This diagram, from that post, shows a process flow annotated with some of the risks involved. After leading [...]

Service audits are risky business
Business

Service audits are risky business

A technology service provider that undertakes a SOC-2 audit runs a curious risk; the company that emerges might be a different company that chooses new clients and serves them in new ways. As I’ve written in previous posts, service organizations that provide technology services to regulated industries are increasingly being [...]

What is Democracy?
Politics / Technology

What is Democracy?

Reading or listening news we can easily make a shortlist of how difficult it is to have in place and maintain such a thing known as democracy. In the Middle east and Africa we have a lot of countries who have been struggling to land there for a long time [...]

Money Laundering Is Fast Becoming a Strategic Business Model
Business / Regulation & Compliance

Money Laundering Is Fast Becoming a Strategic Business Model

A regular contributor of mine who makes very percipient commentaries on the state of financial regulations in the global market tells me that in view of the increasing number of regulatory infringements involving money laundering, “… I have come to believe that the rationale behind AML regulations deserves more attention [...]