Training

Ubiquity, Dependency, Complexity

We depend on complex systems daily for food, water, energy, communications, transportation, health care, banking, and more. The ubiquity of these systems belies their complexity, and from the outside it’s easy to forget how much effort goes into maintaining and securing them.

Behind the scenes it’s another story. The challenge of anticipating system vulnerabilities, envisaging unintended consequences, and building and sustaining resilience is constant, and most system owners and operators know better than to let down their guard. Still, complexity can be difficult to untangle, and traditional, linear ways of thinking are usually insufficient. That’s where we come in.

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Systems Course

An Introduction to Systems for Security Professionals: This three-hour minicourse is rooted in the disciplines of systems thinking, systems engineering, and resilience engineering. It is designed to help security professionals understand and address security risk within the context of the whole enterprise.

Topics discussed include

  • risk and resilience,
  • communications and controls,
  • complexity and failure,
  • stakeholders and concerns, and
  • lifecycle considerations.

We teach this course online to groups of five or more. Contact us directly to schedule the course for your team.

Strategy Course

An Introduction to Strategy for Security Professionals: This three-hour minicourse introduces security professionals to the traditional palettes of “Eastern” and “Western” strategies.

Topics discussed include

  • Shih and hsing, ch’i and cheng, plans and friction;
  • The role of uncertainty;
  • Reciprocity;
  • Deception and hypergames; and
  • Hybrid concepts.

We teach this course online to groups of five or more. Contact us directly to schedule the course for your team.


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