The COVID-19 pandemic that struck the world in 2020 has reshaped it, affecting the way we work, travel and interact with our peers and communities. Its social, political and economic implications vary and are yet to be fully comprehended and felt, amid persisting uncertainty over the way the pandemic will pursue its course and how different countries – and their populations - will respond to it in the longer run.
On top of the complexities that the pandemic has added to managing travel, it has diversely impacted security environments, presenting new challenges for companies’ risk managers and other stakeholders looking after their workforce’s resilience, both while travelling internationally and at their domestic location.
Quantifornication is Bryan’s term for decision makers plucking likelihood, consequence and control effectiveness ratings out of thin air. Risk professionals have watched with increasing discomfort the prevalence of quantifornication as they have learned about the effect of bias on decision making.
Decision makers believe their judgement based on years of experience must be right; they don't see the need to put any more effort in when it is going to take time to get accurateestimates. Too many decisions makers prefer to fire buckshot and hit the target somewhere rather than use a scope and single bullet and hit bullseyes.
Cyber Engineering is a cross disciplinary challenge relevant to every field of engineering which requires a cross disciplinary approach. It incorporates computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics in designing, developing and implementing secure network solutions to defend against cyber attacks.
Engineers Australia recognises that Cyber Engineering is a fast-changing field of engineering and the world of cyber is evolving every day. There’s a real need to bring together cyber engineers and cyber professionals to build the body of knowledge, share ideas, develop skills and network with likeminded professional. To facilitate this, we are launching a Cyber Engineering Community of Practice in Octoberand it is hoped that anyone working in, or with an interest in, cyber engineering will get engaged with the Community. It will cover self defence, passive defence, active defence and everything from cyber security through to cyber operations.