Security?

Dave Snowden

At that level the concept of intractable problems for which there is no obvious solution is common place so many of the complexity messages fall onto fertile ground. I also come form an oral culture that values the ability to weave words together in front of an audience. The post Security? I had three presentations today and my voice held up, just. I’ve had a bad cold for weeks and jumping time zones is not the best way to shake that off.

Innovation and National Security in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Task Force noted that leadership in innovation, research and technology since World War II has made the US the most secure and economically prosperous nation on earth. economic competitiveness and national security.”.

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Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 1 the Commission issued its final Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. The interconnectedness and openness made possible by the Internet and broader digital ecosystem create unparalleled value for society,” notes the report in its Executive Summary. “But these same qualities make securing today’s cyber landscape difficult. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure?

Culture or Cultures?

Clark Quinn

A twitter pointer led me to an HBR article arguing that We’re Thinking about Organizational Culture all Wrong. In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it. The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently. The second is that people may comply with the culture even if they don’t agree with it. Cultures are developed and do change.

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article makes a strong case for flexicurity - shorthand for flexible security, - a social model from the Nordic countries which aims to achieve both flexibility in labor markets and security for workers. Like me, many workers enjoyed relatively secure, stable jobs and a number of company benefits, including health care insurance, vacations and retirement pensions. Entrepreneurship and flexible security.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are no longer adequate. But, it’s a highly complex and interesting subject. the primer starts out by asking. “In an increasingly borderless and digital world, privacy and security cannot be ensured through the construction of walls around sensitive information.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A firms is best viewed as a kind-of rather large and highly complex family. We also form companies and other such organizations to get things done in our work, especially more complex objectives that require the collective skills of multiple people. We depend on colleagues to do well in our jobs, and to achieve whatever professional recognition and financial security we are after.

Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Checks and balances is one of the most important principles for making decisions and getting things done in a highly complex organization. While we primarily associate checks and balances with the US system of government, I believe that it equally applies to any other complex organizational system. Lou called it A Culture of “No.”. “I One of the most extraordinary manifestations of this no culture was IBM’s infamous nonconcur system.

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On September 9, Apple announced Apple Pay , an easy, secure way to make mobile payments using their latest devices , - the iPhone 6’s and Apple Watch. Apple Pay is embracing a number of industry standards , including NFC (near-field communications) for contact-less payments; Secure Element , a dedicated device chip; and network-based tokenization to protect sensitive financial data.

Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. Some of the areas explored by the Forum are emerging technologies, organizational development, economic competition, and the changing concept of security.

Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They generally exhibit a level of complexity that is often beyond our ability to understand and control. Not only do they have to deal with the complexities associated with large scale hardware and software infrastructures, but with the even more complex issues involved in human and organizational behaviors. . A few weeks ago, MIT professor Joseph Sussman addressed these issues in a lecture - Complex Sociotechnical Systems: The Case for a New Field of Study.

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The Increasing Influence of Recommendation Systems in Our Everyday Lives

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With this innovation trajectory, security and confidentiality become even more important… As with health care, ‘informed consent’ becomes more important as recommenders grow more powerful, pervasive, and predictive.”.

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The Intriguing Nature of Non-Fungible Tokens

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First, blockchain technologies can help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a layer with the required standard services and their open source implementations for secure communication, storage and data access.

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Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"

John Hagel

  My colleague and friend, John Seely Brown, has just come out with “A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change” , co-authored with Doug Thomas, a professor at the University of Southern California.  We believe that this new culture of learning can augment learning in nearly every facet of education and every stage of life. We all have the uncomfortable feeling that the education we received is serving us less and less well.

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The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While the skeptics’ concerns, - security, reliability, privacy, costs and others, - are quite real, the hardest part of implementing cloud strategies has little to do with technology. It has mostly to do with governance, policies, and regulations, as well as with cultural and organizational issues. Cloud computing is a highly complex initiative - at the technical, business and organizational levels. In June of 2008 I participated in a conference on cloud computing.

Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

must innovate to rebalance the desire of employers for low-cost, minimal commitment, and maximal flexibility, with the necessity that workers receive fair treatment, reasonable compensation, and a measure of economic security.

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New Directions for Government in the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ensure security, privacy, autonomy, and citizen-owned identities. In a world increasingly driven by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security, privacy , and digital identities are far from adequate.

Would a Distributed Model of Government be More Suitable for a Complex, Diverse 21st Century Democracy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While business and government have clearly different objectives, many of the challenges involved in managing a complex, fast changing organization are similar. If large global companies have had to embrace a more distributed management style, why not large, complex governments? He believes that a number of key responsibilities must remain with the federal government, including Social Security and Medicare benefits. “. Your social security number is good anywhere.”.

Building a More Resilient, Data-Driven Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Rather than keeping the data siloed within the institution that collected it, a variety of institutions share and exchange the critical data required to validate identities in a secure, decentralized manner without the need for large central platforms.

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The Real Business of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchains support the secure exchange of value in the form of tokens. “Tokens might function as digital representations of physical assets, as a reward mechanism to incentivize network participants, or to enable the creation and exchange of new forms of value.”.

The Urgent Need to Strengthen the Nation’s Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These included a significant expansion of government support for scientific research in universities and R&D labs, leading to product innovations from the private sector and better weapons from the defense industry, - and making the US the most prosperous and secure nation in the world.

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An Increasingly Digital “New Normal”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He started out by asking me about IBM’s near-death experience in the early 1990s, and the subsequent technical and cultural transformation that made it possible for IBM to reinvent itself and survive, while many other IT companies didn’t make it.

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Blockchain and Public Health Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To reach a higher level of privacy and security, we need to establish a trusted data ecosystem for each kind of identity, which requires the exchange and sharing of data across a variety of institutions.

Could AI Reshape the Global Balance of Power?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI has the potential to significantly advance national security. The report recommends that national security agencies adopt AI-enabled systems in key areas where AI can help them better understand and execute their missions. Apply AI to National Security Missions.

The State of Financial Health Around the World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Conducted by Gallup in partnership with the MetLife Foundation and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors , the study aimed to develop two key financial measures: how secure do people feel around the world, and how much control and influence they believe they have over their financial situations.

The Long-Term Future of Work and Education: Three Potential Scenarios

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The framework includes five categories of skills: communicating, collaborating and sharing online; handling information and content securely; buying, selling and managing transactions; finding solutions to problems using digital tools; and being safe and legal online.

How Will the Pandemic Reshape Labor Markets?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If professionals conclude that it’s no longer necessary to commute to crowded downtown offices, and if business travelers find that they no longer need to attend meetings in person, we could see a decline in the economic and cultural vitality of cities.

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Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, a fractured world will make solving global problems harder, including finding a vaccine and securing an economic recovery.”.

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The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a world that’s increasingly governed by digital transactions and data, our existing methods for managing security and privacy are proving inadequate. Protects user privacy and ensures control over personal data: includes strong privacy and security safeguards, while giving users access to, and control over who can access their data. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life.

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Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the economy and society move toward a world where interactions are primarily governed by digital data and transactions, our existing methods of managing identity and data security are proving inadequate. These include social security ID, passport number, driver’s license number, e-mail address, telephone numbers, and login IDs and passwords. Since users in Enigma are owners of their data, we use the blockchain as a decentralized secure database that is not owned by any party.

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Free-Market, Free-Trade Capitalism at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

All the affluent countries in the world – those in Europe, as well as the US, Canada, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia and others – have depended for some time on transactions that occur largely outside the markets, such as unemployment benefits, public pensions and other features of social security, and the public provision of school education and healthcare.”. The global economy has undergone considerable change over the past few decades. Results have been mixed.

Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the LA Airport police doesn’t have enough officers to staff checkpoints at all times on the eight roads leading to the airport, the USC team developed an AI system to make security schedules unpredictable. After analyzing potential targets, the system recommended randomized police patrol routes and schedules so that terrorists could not anticipate where and when they would run into security checkpoints. Conquering the Complexities of Federal Purchases.

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report notes that while transaction costs are lower within firms, “in recent years as enterprises have scaled, the added complexity of operations has grown exponentially while revenue growth has remained linear. Blockchains have the potential to eradicate the cost of complexity and ultimately redefine the traditional boundaries of an organization.”. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure? Foremost among them is security.

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Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not surprisingly given their complexity, change comes much slower to global financial infrastructures. Transforming this highly complex global ecosystem is very difficult. Overcoming these challenges will add complexity and delay large-scale, multi-party DLT implementations. Blockchain Technologies Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Identity Challenge: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report outlines a policy agenda for improving the privacy and security of digital systems and help combat identity fraud. The lack of an easy, secure, reliable way for entities to verify identities or attributes of people they are dealing with online creates friction in commerce, leads to increased fraud and theft, degrades privacy, and hinders the availability of many services online.”. Change the way America uses the Social Security Number.

Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More than 80 different federal occupations, employing over 130,000 workers, are likely be significantly transformed, including 30,000 in the Treasury Department, 16,000 in Defense, and 5,000 in Transportation, as well as a variety of occupations in independent agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Government Publishing Office. Top AI challenges include bias, security, transparency, employee knowledge, and federal budget and procurement processes.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are not only complex but esoteric subjects, as nicely illustrated in this funny video. I really liked how Johnson explained the fundamental problem with the Internet that blockchain is helping us address: identity and security. But, to keep InternetOne as simple and flexible as possible, just about everything else, - especially identity and security management, - became the responsibility of the applications in InternetTwo.

Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The on-demand economy wouldn’t be possible without the mobile devices and platforms that enable peer-to-peer transactions among individuals any time and place; the digital payment systems that reliably and securely broker the transactions between buyers and sellers; and the social reputation systems , where people rank buyers and sellers, - a critical requirement for the smooth functioning of collaborative markets like Airbnb.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These survey results are not surprising for a technology as new and complex as blockchain. Their responses suggest that they view blockchain as a kind of trust accelerator , helping to build trust in several ways: increased transactional transparency, higher data quality and accuracy, increased trust in transaction reliability, and improved security against fraud and cybercrime. Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain.

The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the breadth and complex nature of IoT-based solutions, quantifying their potential value is very difficult indeed, especially since such smart solutions , - e.g., smart cities , smart homes , smart healthcare , - are still in the very early stages of development. Home - Energy management, security, safety, and automation of home chores. Offices - Organizational and personal productivity, training, energy monitoring, building security. Business Organization and Culture.

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Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Foremost among these limitations are privacy, security and inclusion. “Doing business on the Internet requires a leap of faith” because the infrastructure lacks the necessary security. Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet protocols? Consequently, there’s no one overall owner responsible for security , - arguably the biggest challenge currently facing the Internet.

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth Kanter

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption – guest post by Heather McLeod Grant, Adene Sacks, & Kate Wilkinson. Cyber-security threats have increased, as opponents leverage hacking and social media to harass, terrorize, and even shut down nonprofits. As a result, leaders are needing to keep their staff and communities safe, which increases the complexity and cost of their work, and creates greater stress.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

The Times’ Paywall and Newsletter Economics » The Collapse of Complex Business Models. In 1988, Joseph Tainter wrote a chilling book called The Collapse of Complex Societies. Every one of those groups had rich traditions, complex social structures, advanced technology, but despite their sophistication, they collapsed, impoverishing and scattering their citizens and leaving little but future archeological sites as evidence of previous greatness. Clay Shirky.